My 25th Birthday Cake!

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A Chocolate Explosion Birthday Cake for my 25th Birthday!

So today, 20th October, is my birthday! This year, I have turned 25. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this, so I decided to bake myself a bit of an explosion chocolate cake. FYI, it was heavenly.

I love baking cakes and such, but fondant is a bit of an effort for me, so I always prefer to do a cake like this for myself. I love making them as its easier for me, its delicious, and I think they look awesome. Yes, its a little sad to have to bake your own birthday cake, but I decided to make this one two days before so I could relax on my actual birthday!

I merged a few recipes together to create this one, as I was really in a chocolatey mood. I used a cute  Silver Happy Birthday Cake Topper from Iced Jems for the Happy Birthday sign, and I thought it just made it that bit more special. To some, it could look messy, but I love it.

For the Recipes

For the Chocolate Sponges I used the cake part of my Oreo Drip Cake recipe.

For the Chocolate Buttercream I used the buttercream from my Chocolate Cupcakes recipe.

For the Chocolate Drip I used the the same method as my Oreo Drip Cake recipe.

For the bark decoration I made a half batch of my Chocolate Bark, with sprinkles on.

I then used some Rolos, Chocolate orange slices, Cadburys Flakes, extra buttercream leftover from decorating, and some Iced Jems Sprinkles, and then a Silver Happy Birthday Cake Topper, and I used a Chocolate Number Mould to create the 25!

For the Method

I followed a similar method to my Oreo Drip Cake recipe, and then inserted some Chocolate bark shards, and randomly added things on to get a cool style. Its one of those things you don’t really want to think about too much. Just place and roll with it!

These sort of bakes really are an experiment from the beginning, and you learn what you like as you go!

I hope you all love the cake as much as I did, and if you ever want to make your own version then do show me yours by commenting on my Facebook posts, or tagging me on social media like Instagram with #janespatisserie!

If you need a little help on how to do a Drip Cake, I’ve posted a video on my youtube channel. It’s not the same, but it gives you the ideas on how to achieve the drip affect!

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  1. I am so delighted to have discovered your blog. Such a talent!! Making the Oreo Drip cake for my daughters birthday this weekend following the success with many of your other recipes.

  2. Amazing cake jane i liked it very much. i have a question
    How does the buttercream recipe for your cupcakes differ to cover this cake? or is it the same amount?

    thank you!

  3. Hi Jane
    for the chocolate buttercream, did you use the same quantities as your receipe for the chocolate cupcakes or do i need more as its quite a big cake?

  4. Hi Jane, do you think the drip will work with Cadbury’s chocolate! I have 850g bar and don’t want to buy anymore unless I have to. Thank you.

    1. I’ve never used Cadbury’s as a drip before, but it might be thicker than regular dark chocolate when melted because of the other ingredients. Its definitely worth a try, but keep an eye on the oil you add!

    2. THANK you, which brand do you use for your drip – cooking chocolate the one you find in baking section or eating chocolate the one in confectionary?

  5. I’ve just attempted to make this. My buttercream kept dragging the sponge away despite putting on a crumb coat and leaving it for 2 hours. Please can you give me some tips? Thank you.

  6. Hi Jane, I am thinking of attempting this cool cake. Could you please tell how you make your chocolate bark stand on the cake – do you push it into the cake ?

  7. Happy Belated Birthday Jane! Hope you will be good. And you enjoyed a lot. Best wishes to you dear. Thanks for this yummy chocolate. I got always good stuff from you. Keep it up.

  8. I love that it just HAD to include chocolate orange slices. So very you. Happy Birthday Jane, here’s to another year of joy in bakery and confectionery! Love the print on your top too. 🙂

  9. Happy birthday! The cake looks amazing, I might have to give it a go myself (if I want a birthday cake, I usually have to bake my own, so you’re not alone in that!)

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