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Terry’s Chocolate Orange Drip Cake!

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A four-layer terry’s chocolate orange drip cake with chocolate orange sponges, buttercream, drip and extra! 

This great thing about a recipe is a showstopper, and you might be all going to LOVE it! I’m obsessed already with the way it seems to be, and I simply wish to devour it. Truthfully, it’s the very best festive cake ever!

Terry’s chocolate orange 

So, I’ve over twenty chocolate orange-themed recipes on my weblog now. I’ve over 700 recipes in whole, however for over twenty of them to be chocolate orange themed may present my absolute adoration for terry’s; it’s not terry’s, it’s mine. 

I simply can’t assist it although – my chocolate orange cheesecake has been on right here for years and I nonetheless make it a number of instances all year long. My Terry’s chocolate orange loaf cake is a cult traditional amongst my readers, and the chocolate orange tart is so well-liked at Christmas. 

I had requests time and again for a terry’s chocolate orange drip cake, so right here it’s. I made one and posted it just a few years in the past as the primary drip cake I’d ever made (see the image beneath!) and I used to be tremendous proud. Nevertheless, this recipe is simply OUT OF THIS WORLD. 


For the sponge, I needed to comply with the identical practice of thought as my back-to-basics chocolate drip cake. The sponge is a traditional chocolate Victoria sponge-style bake, which supplies a very robust base for a drip cake. 

The chocolate flavour comes from cocoa powder as I discover it creates a neater and higher bake, nevertheless it’s flavoured with orange extract (or orange zest!). I Love utilizing a powerful orange extract for desserts because it actually creates a punch with the flavour, however utilizing the zest of two giant oranges would work completely as effectively. Merely finely grate it and add it to the combination. 

I bake the sponges into these two tins after which break up them in half as soon as baked. I discover it creates a greater bake since you bake them at a decrease temperature and for longer, and it helps preserve the moisture within the sponge. If you happen to discover you may have a dry chocolate cake, it’s positively overbaked, or baked at too excessive a temp. 

If you happen to ever discover a cake recipe that has a various quantity of eggs, is as a result of you could weigh them. For finest outcomes, you could weigh the eggs nonetheless of their shells, after which match the opposite components’ weights. In order eggs can fluctuate in weight, you could want 8, 9 or 10 for this bake. 


The buttercream is a straightforward, but splendidly pleasant frosting for this bake. Sure I do know, it looks as if rather a lot – however it’s a massive cake! This can be a showstopper of a chocolate-orange magnificence, so we’re going with it. 

Utilizing block unsalted butter, icing sugar and melted terry’s chocolate orange creates the proper frosting. I like utilizing melted chocolate in a frosting, particularly Terry’s. You could use a block of butter when making this although, and let your melted chocolate cool sufficient earlier than including it to the buttercream. 

This recipe creates a splendidly thick frosting that’s excellent for in between the layers of cake, for the crumb coat, and for adorning the skin and high of the cake. 


The drip is a reasonably easy one, and doubtless the one time I strayed from utilizing Terry’s. That is partly since you technically have already got to purchase 3 for this bake to go well with the ornament and buttercream, so I believed I might avoid wasting pennies and do my regular drip. 

Darkish chocolate, milk chocolate and double cream – it’s perfection. If you happen to needed to make use of terry’s although, I’d suggest utilizing the DARK terry’s with double cream and that’s it. Equal portions of darkish orange chocolate and cream might be a tasty tasty drip. 

I exploit small disposable piping luggage to create the drip as a result of I discover the management a lot simpler. You should use a spoon, spatula, or related as an alternative – however the drip could also be a bit extra blobby compared. Nevertheless, if that’s what you favor, yay! 


The ornament is kind of easy actually whenever you do a drip cake, as a lot of the look comes from the drip itself. I can’t assist however add a swirl of leftover buttercream as a result of 1) there’s much less waste, and a couple of) it seems to be SO PRETTY!! 

As at all times, I exploit the identical piping tip that I practically at all times use, my second closed star piping tip. You may create cute little swirls by swirling your hand as you pipe, or pipe immediately downwards to create a unique look – each are stunning. 

I swirled the ganache barely on high, and while that creates among the ornament itself, some cute orange sprinkles additionally helped massively. With the segments of chocolate orange on every swirl of buttercream, the sprinkles and the ganache drip, you may have the very best ornament so simply accomplished. 

Ideas & Methods 

This recipe lasts for 3-4+ days as soon as made – I retailer it at room temp. 

You may freeze the sponges, frosting, or the whole cake for 3+ months. 

You may swap the orange flavour for different flavours like peppermint, or almond if you happen to choose! 

On this recipe I used:


  • 500 g unsalted butter (or baking unfold)
  • 500 g gentle brown comfortable sugar
  • 9-10 medium eggs
  • 400 g self elevating flour
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp orange extract (or zest of two oranges)


  • 450 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 900 g icing sugar
  • 300 g terry’s chocolate orange (melted)


  • 75 g darkish chocolate
  • 75 g milk chocolate
  • 150 ml double cream


  • terry’s chocolate orange
  • sprinkles


  • Preheat your oven to 170C/150 Fan, and line two 8″/20cm cake tins with baking parchment.

  • In a stand mixer, or a big bowl, beat collectively the unsalted butter and light-weight brown comfortable sugar till gentle and fluffy.

  • Add within the eggs, self elevating flour, cocoa powder and orange extract and beat once more till mixed effectively. 

  • Cut up the combination between the 2 tins.

  • Bake the desserts within the oven for 50-60 minutes, or till baked by means of – examine with a skewer to verify they’re accomplished! 

  • Go away the desserts to chill within the tins for 10 minutes, after which take out and go away to chill totally on a wire rack! 


  • Beat the unsalted butter by itself for minute or two, to melt it and loosen it. 

  • Add within the icing sugar and beat effectively till easy and fluffy.

  • Lastly, add within the melted terry’s chocolate orange and beat once more till easy.


  • Cut up the 2 desserts into 4 layers in whole.

  • Put the primary cake onto a cake board of plate. Add slightly buttercream and unfold. Repeat with the second and third sponges. Add the ultimate sponge on high.

  • Utilizing a small quantity of buttercream, unfold and easy across the cake sides and high for a crumb coat and add to the fridge for not less than half-hour.

  • As soon as set, add extra buttercream onto the tops and sides of the cake, and easy round overlaying the cake fully in buttercream.

  • As soon as completed, put the cake within the fridge once more for not less than half-hour.


  • Add the darkish chocolate, milk chocolate and double cream to a bowl, and microwave till easy.

  • Utilizing a small piping bag or a teaspoon, drip the ganache down the edges of the cake.

  • Set the cake within the fridge once more for half-hour!

  • End the cake off by piping on any leftover buttercream, and including any sprinkles and terry’s chocolate orange segments!

  • This cake lasts for 3-4 days at room temperature!
  • On this recipe I used:
  • You should use half of the recipe to make a two-layer cake – half the sponge recipe, and half the buttercream! 

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