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race car cake

Race Car Cake

How to turn a half sheet cake into a race car cake with race track.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 half sheet cake


  • 1 half sheet cake
  • 6 Hershey bars
  • 1 14.3 oz package of Oreos
  • 6 Hot Wheels cars
  • 2 checkered flag picks


  1. When ordering the cake, write on the order form that you want the cake "plain (borders only)". Indicate that you want the message written small in the center with the color of your choosing.

  2. Break the Hershey bars into sections of 4 and 2.

  3. Put the Oreos (whole, do not attempt to scrape out the white part) in a food processor and pulse until they're turned into crumbs.

  4. Start by putting two 4 piece sections on the top center and bottom center of the cake. Build the large race track oval out from those points. You'll have to break some of the 2 piece sections into single sections. And you may have to grab a knife and trim a single section to fit. Do the same for the inner oval.

  5. Grab the crushed Oreos and spoon them into the oval. Use the back of the spoon to smooth out the Oreos, creating a level race track surface. Use caution when applying the Oreos to the cake. But if you happen to get some crumbs on parts of the cake that shouldn't have Oreos, take a knife or toothpick and pick them off.

  6. Place Hot Wheels cars driving counter clockwise on the race track.

  7. Optional: Add two checkered flags.

Recipe Notes

Because this was my first time making a race car cake, I went with the whole package, but I probably only needed about 20 Oreos. So start by crushing 20 Oreos and set the leftovers aside to eat later.