All Aboard! Snickerdoodle Train

Recipe by Charlotte J
READY IN: 40mins




  • Also Need:
  • 1 large cake, board or 1 piece , sturdy cardboard.
  • hot glue, gun for gluing train tracks.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease train pan and dust with flour; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, combine melted butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; mix until well blended.
  • Add sour cream mixture to flour mixture and blend on low speed, scraping bowl often.
  • Beat on medium speed 1 minute.
  • Carefully spoon batter into pan, dividing evenly among cups.
  • Top pan firmly on countertop to remove any air bubbles.
  • Spread batter out to top edges of each cup, so batter is lower in the center.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 20-27 minutes, until toothpick inserted come out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan; invert cakes onto cooling rack and cool completely.
  • In large bowl, combine vegetable shortening, butter and vanilla.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, scraping bowl often.
  • Add milk, beating on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
  • Remove 2 1/2 cups frosting and color as desired to decorate train cars.
  • Decorate with assorted candies.
  • To make train tracks: cut black licorice twists in half lengthwise.
  • Using glue gun, pipe glue along cut side of licorice.
  • Glue licorice to cardboard.
  • Cotinue with licorice, shaping track as desired.
  • Color remaining frosting green and spread onto cardboard around train track. Sprinkle with green sugar.
  • Place decorated tan onto tracks.
  • Makes 9 cake train cars.