Kinder Bueno Drip Cake!

A Four-Layer Chocolate Cake with Kinder Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Drip, and all the Kinder Bueno Goodness!

So today is my blog’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY! THAT IS RIGHT! JANE’S PATISSERIE IS FOUR. The excitement is unreal. Like, I can’t cope. I thought I’d celebrate by posting a particularly sort after bake, this Kinder Bueno Drip Cake. Hello heaven. But seriously, thank you SO incredibly much for the support over these four years, it has been mental. Yet again, this year is beating all the ones before.

I’ve managed to make this my full-time job, and it’s grown so much that I am now struggling to keep up with it all! In the year since my blog’s third birthday, I’ve peaked SEVEN MILLION VIEWS which is mind-blowing, and everything else has grown as well. Thank you thank you thank you! Anyway… back to the recipe…!

This Cake is probably one of the most highly requested things I have had in a long time. I realise, I tend to say this quite a lot about different recipes, but I do get a lot of requests for recipes daily. Sometimes, I get requests for recipes that are actually already on my blog and some people just haven’t used the search function, but this one is a top-notch request that I wanted to post about now.

Kinder Bueno treats are quite high up in the popularity scale on my blog, with my Kinder Bueno Cheesecake being ridiculously popular on here, as well as being my most watched youtube video! Anyway, I always to this day still underestimate how popular anything Kinder Bueno themed is, so I knew this beauty had to come out at some point! Before Christmas is obviously ideal. Perfect show stopper!

My Kinder Bueno Cupcakes are a thing to behold themselves, and mainly where the inspiration for this recipe comes from. That, and being married to my Oreo Drip Cake to get an idea of ingredients amounts! This cake is essentially the beast of all things Kinder Bueno, and you’ll all be as obsessed with it as I am, very soon. I can promise you that!

For this one, after having posted my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Layer Cake recently, and my Nutella Cake, I didn’t want to do this one as a ‘poop’ effect cake… but a Drip Cake. I do love a good layer cake, evidently, but a Drip Cake just take the cakes to the next level! They make a cake look insane and make everyone go ‘oooooh’ and ‘ahhhh’ when they see it. That’s what you want when you bake a cake like this!

I went for a delicious and simple Chocolate Sponge for this beauty, as I just kinda love chocolate cake. Let’s be honest, how can you not. Also, in my Kinder Bueno Cupcakes, I did the same. I did use a DELICIOUS Sweet Hazelnut & Chocolate flavouring which is just incredible, and I can wholeheartedly recommend again for this one. If you don’t have access to it, however, you can swap it for vanilla extract!

Yes, I would say that drip cakes are quite a bit of effort, but it’s 100% worth it. I know a lot of people don’t believe it, some probably do too much, but it took a lot of practice and time to get better at drip cakes for me. They were never so simple in my eyes, but once I had the right tools, it was an entire bunch easier. This isn’t a sales pitch, but its the truth. The main question I get is ‘how do you get the sides so smooth’ and this large metal scraper is how. You need something taller than the cake, thin, and light. Having this Angled Spatula also helps.

Using a turntable makes things SO MUCH EASIER, and I recommend this turntable. When you plop your cake onto a ten-inch cake board, pipe the buttercream on it around the edges using this piping tip to coat the sides of the cake, it makes things easier. But using a turntable to turn the cake whilst you scrape the sides makes it MUCH easier. After you’ve got the hack of the buttercream down, it’s doing the drip bit. Having smooth sides isn’t essential, but its very much the sort after look when it comes to drip cakes.

When I am decorating the sides of the cake for the drip, I recommend these piping bags for the drips. You don’t need a piping tip, but you need a sealed piping bag. This does mean you can’t easily use the cloth reusable ones, but it’s worth it. You fill the bag up with the chocolate, snip the smallest bit off.. probably something 4-5mm thick, and then you edge the chocolate over the edge of the cake. The longer you hold it there, or the harder you squeeze, it’ll drip further. If you barely touch the side, it’ll be a shorter drip!

I then leave the cake to set a bit and decorate the top with swirls of leftover Kinder Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Top that, obviously, with pieces of Kinder Bueno to make it nice and obvious what flavour of cake it is, add on some chopped hazelnuts and some sprinkles to make it look a bit more ‘yay’ and you are basically there! I use these piping bags for the buttercream and this piping tip for the buttercream swirls to make it nice and pretty!

So, as I write this post up, devouring yet another slice of another one of these cakes, I am happy that I am finally sharing this one for you! If you have any questions for me then leave a comment or email me! Enjoy!

4.89 from 9 votes
Kinder Bueno Drip Cake!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A Four-Layer Chocolate Cake with Kinder Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Drip, and all the Kinder Bueno Goodness!

Course: Cake
Cuisine: Drip Cake
Keyword: Kinder Bueno
Servings: 20 Slices
Calories: 586 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients
  • 500 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 500 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 420 g Self Raising Flour
  • 80 g Cocoa Powder
  • 10 Medium Eggs
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Sweet Hazelnut & Chocolate Flavouring
Buttercream Ingredients
  • 400 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
  • 800 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 g Kinder Chocolate
Decoration Ingredients
  • 150 g Dark Chocolate
  • 1-2 tbsp Sunflower Oil/Vegetable Oil
  • Kinder Bueno
  • Kinder Eggs
  • Kinder Chocolate
  • Extra Chocolate
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
For the Cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line four 8"/20cm cake tins with parchment paper. 

  2. Beat together your Butter and Sugar until light and fluffy. 

  3. Add in your Flour, Cocoa Powder, Eggs, flavouring and Baking Powder and beat again till combined. 

  4. I usually beat the mixture for a couple of minutes till nice and smooth!

  5. Split between the tins, about 500g of mix per tin) and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Test the cakes with a skewer to make sure it comes out clean. 

  6. Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully. 

For the Buttercream
  1. Make sure your Unsalted Butter is at room temperature and beat on its own for a couple of minutes. 

  2. Melt your Kinder Chocolate in a bowl carefully either in the microwave or over a bain-marie, until melted. Leave to the side for a minute to cool.

  3. Add your Icing Sugar into your Butter and beat in fully. I usually add a little as I go when its a large amount. 

  4. Add in your melted Kinder Chocolate and beat again. 

For the Decoration
  1. Spread a smidge of buttercream onto your plate/cake board and put your first sponge on top. The smidge of buttercream keeps the cake secure. 

  2. Spread some buttercream over the top, only about 1-2tbsp, and then add your next sponge. 

  3. Repeat the process again and again, until you reach your fourth sponge. 

  4. Add your final sponge, and its time to decorate the sides. 

  5. Slather on some buttercream onto the sides using a small angled spatula, or a piping bag. Cover the entire cake quite thickly. 

  6. Using a large metal scraper, gently but firmly scrape around the edges of the cake in long glides. As you move, some buttercream will come off. 

  7. Keep going till you have a lovely smooth surface. If you scrape so much off you reach the cake again, you've gone too far. Repeat it again to get the thickness.

  8. Spread it over the top as well so the top is covered. 

  9. Leave the buttercream to 'crust' slightly by leaving the cake for a little while, or put in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. 

  10. Melt your Dark Chocolate carefully until smooth, and mix in the oil to loosen ever so slightly. It's important to use Dark chocolate, and not milk or white. 

  11. Using a small disposable piping bag, snip the end off and carefully drip down the sides of the cake.

  12. Leave the drips to set again for a small amount of time. 

  13. Decorate how you fancy - I used leftover buttercream for swirls, and then covered the cake in all things, Kinder!

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts
Kinder Bueno Drip Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 178mg59%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 94g31%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1245IU25%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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42 comments

  1. Hi Jane! I would really love to make this cake for my mum’s surprise birthday but I’m unable to get my hands on the sweet hazelnut and chocolate flavoring. Do you have any alternatives or anything I can substitute it with?

  2. Hi Jane,

    I stumbled upon this recipe and it sounds (and looks!) amazing! I’ll be making this for my partner’s birthday over the weekend, but I only have 7″ or 9″ tins. How high does the tin have to be? I’m thinking of maybe using the 9″ tins – how would you recommend adjusting the volumes for the recipe?

    Can’t wait to make this!

    Best,
    Auguste

    1. Hey! The cakes themselves are probably only 1″-1.25″ when they’re baked, so I have a feeling the 9″ tin would be too large for the recipe as it is. For a 9″, I would usually use 1/3 more of the recipe to make it fit!

  3. Hi Jane!

    I love your page so much! Would you be able to do a Facebook video of one of your drip cakes? I’m scared to try it!!

    Thank you!


  4. Hi Jane just stumbled upon this page but I have to say your recipes are absolutely out of this world! I wanted to make this for my sister but I wanted to know what was the depth of the cake tins you used? I have 20cm tins but I don’t know whether they are the same as what you used.

    Thank you xxx


  5. Hi Jane,
    Love your recipe’s..would I be possible to make this into a standard two layer cake? Would you just recommend halfing the ingredients?


  6. Made for a 16th Birthday and slightly altered the decoration but all in all the cake turned out perfect! As do all the recipes I have tried of yours to be honest! However, this was my best effort yet due to the fact it was for someone else I think! A bit more pressure! I made the Bueno cupcakes to go with it as well.

  7. Hi, I would like to make this for someone but they don’t like dark chocolate, would I be able to use something else for the drip or will it not turn out? Thanks 😊

  8. I would like to make this for someone but they really don’t like dark chocolate, would I be able to use another chocolate for the drip or would it not turn out? Thanks 😊

  9. I tried this recipe at the weekend for my sister’s birthday and I have to say thank you, the cake turned out lovely and everyone enjoyed it. 🙂 Can’t wait to try out your other recipes. x

  10. Hi Jane,
    I am attempting your Kinder Bueno drip cake this weekend for a friends birthday. I have made your Terrys Chocolate Orange Drip cake from your Sweet Treats Ebook. It turned out great, however the buttercream was a little stiff and made the cake seem a bit dry and it was difficult to spread over the sponge. Is there something I can add to this buttercream recipe to loosen it up, if i need to? Would a small amount of water do the the trick?

    Thanks
    Steph 🙂

    1. I really wouldn’t recommend loosening buttercream to go on a drip cake as it needs to be able to withstand going around the edges – chances are your other buttercream really just needed some more beating at each stage (such as the butter itself really being room temp so nice and loose)! If the cake was dry, it was overbaked! Also, the two buttercream are quite different due to different flavours so I would try this one before altering! x


    2. Thank you for your advice! You were right about the buttercream, just needed more beating! It is much lighter and looks great!
      Love this recipe!! 🙂

  11. Hey Jane xx It states in your recipe that you used kinder chocolate for the buttercream. May i ask how u managed to keep the color of the buttercream as a ivory color? x Btw i love ur recipess, keep it up!

    1. The kinder chocolate melts in such a way – the kinder chocolate is really white inside, with only a little ‘milk chocolate’ colour on the outside so it becomes that colour by itself x

  12. Hi Jane,

    This looks amazing and I really want to make it for my husband’s birthday!! I’m just struggling to figure out how much I would need for the sponge in a 3-layer cake – have you got any tips? Thanks and many congratulations on your blog’s birthday! It’s my go-to site for baking.

    1. I’m unsure as to what you’ve done, but sounds like its split a little! Next time you make it, make sure the kinder chocolate isn’t too hot, and don’t add any extra liquid and beat alot first.


  13. Hello there!! 🙂
    I just stumbled across your blog and i would love to make this cake for my best friend’s birthday next week.
    However, i would like to bake it in a 6inch tin (as she is currently on a diet) so I thought she would appreciate it more if i make a smaller version of this beautiful cake rather than tempting her with the bigger version!! My maths is non existent, would I have to divide everything by 4? :/


  14. I love love love this cake. And I totally agree that drip cakes are worth the extra effort. I’m pinning. You are such an inspiration and massive congratulations to your 4th blog birthday. Keep doing what you do, you just get better and better. Xxxx


  15. Hi jane
    This is my first time i am commenting in some blog.i just love ur recipes though i didnt try any yest but
    Soon i will and tell u the result.i love baking but didnt get that time to bake as i am mother of a daughter too.i read ur recipes and love ur way of telling and how u also tell about the things where to buy from.this is called ur honesty towards ur work.i j7st love ur recipes and will surely try specially ur cakes for sure.i want to run my own cake busniss too can u give me some adivse for that.thanks again for lovely recipes.
    Take care.


  16. Hi Jane,
    I think your recipes are fab and I always get tonnes of compliments when I bake from your website.

    Quick Q: how do you prevent the cake from crumbling when you apply buttercream to the sides? Is it that I’ve made the buttercream too thick – whenever I cover a cake it’s such a chore and then you get the crumbs in the buttercream finishing …?

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