• Makes 25-
  • 2 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 10 Ingredients


This Thomas the Tank Engine cake would be a hit at any child’s party!

Ingredients (makes 25- 40)

  • 450 grams Butter
  • 250 grams Dark Chocolate
  • 800 grams Caster Sugar
  • 450 ml Hot Water
  • 3/4 tsp Coffee
  • 400 grams Plain Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 35 grams Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 75 ml Vanilla Extract


  1. Melt the butter, chocolate, caster sugar, hot water and coffee in a large bowl over boiling water.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet base and stir until combined.
  4. Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract into the chocolate base and pour into a 12 inch square tray.
  5. Bake at 170 degrees for 45 mins - 1 hour.
  6. TO SHAPE INTO THOMAS: Cut the cake in half to create two 6 x 12 inch rectangles. Reserve one rectangle as the base where Thomas' wheels will sit.
  7. Cut the other rectangle in half into two 6 x 6 inch squares.
  8. Cut a 4 inch circle, which will become Thomas' face.
  9. Place the square and circle on top of the rectangle.
  10. Now the structure is in place it's time to get creative! Begin to shape your Thomas cake by trimming edges and decorating with icing and toppings until you have created your very own Thomas with face, wheels and headlights!

  • This looks so amazing. I’m not a baker and have never tried ot make a birthday cake but this is so impressive.


  • This cake looks amazing don’t know if I would be able to make it though. Thanks for sharing


  • That’s amazing- a bit beyond me, but I did do my own Thomas cakes using toys as props.


  • Best cake ever! Looks incredible and professional.


  • Sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing


  • This is beyond amazing!


  • Wow, this is amazing, you’ve done a great job.


  • Such a professional looking cake. Amazing work. I am very impressed and thank you for sharing.


  • Woah that is fantastic!


  • yes too hard for me, that’s a huge cake


  • This is absolutely amazing!!! Job well done by you! THANKS FOR SHARING!!!


  • It would be good to see a photo of the cake so we can see how it turns out.


  • Far out, this cake is amazing!!! I don’t think mine would turn out quite so polished – well done momma!


  • my nephew would love a thomas cake..im always frightened they won’t turn out!


  • This is stunning, but I think it goes above and beyond my abilities


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