Not only does it result in a beautiful train: this coconut cake recipe is a delicious snack, and the most convenient to eat thanks to the format in which it is presented. The Nordic Ware Nordic Express Train mold is wonderful! It provides you with several long, narrow cakes with a divine design, which are also super comfortable to serve and eat , either giving one carload per diner, or breaking them into several bites each.

What to say about the cake? It is a very classic and standard cake recipe, with which you are guaranteed a good result, one of those cakes that everyone likes and that are a quick solution to any breakfast or snack. We add the coconut flavor this time with coconut extract, although if you want you can add some oil and coconut chips to the dough.

In addition, the dough is distributed into the different cavities, it bakes super quickly. You will see that in 20 or 25 minutes you have it perfectly baked!

I leave you with this delight, very happy snacks! And if it is a mold that you plan to present to the table on anniversaries, Christmas or Easter... Very, very happy celebrations!


This time we provide measurements in cups. You can convert them to grams or ml, but I assure you that if you dare to try making the recipe directly with cup meters, you will prepare the recipe much more quickly, without needing to weigh anything, fill the cup of the corresponding meter (the measuring cup). half a cup, one cup...) with the ingredient you touch each time, and you will see how quickly you will prepare everything without measuring anything.

  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut extract*

Optional decorations: white icing, colored chocolate shavings, coconut flakes, pretzel sticks, black licorice, M&M's, jelly beans, mini chocolate chips, grated coconut...

*We add the coconut flavor this time with coconut extract, although if you want you can add some oil and coconut chips to the dough (without going overboard, so as not to thicken it or dry it out too much; above all, compensate by adding coconut oil if you make the step of adding grated coconut).


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Prepare the Tren Express Nordic Ware pan with baking spray or butter.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Booking.
  4. Mix sugar, oil and egg.
  5. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to the previous mixture. Mix well until completely combined.
  6. Add coconut extract.
  7. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes before unmolding.
  9. Present it on a tray surrounded by coconut shavings.
  10. Decorate the train to your liking and bring it to the table!


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