Biscoff Drip Cake!

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A Three Layer Biscoff Drip Cake with Brown Sugar Sponges, Biscoff Buttercream, White Chocolate Ganache, and a Biscoff Drip! 

Oh hey Biscoff, it’s been a while… about six months to be exact which is far too long in my books. I love Biscoff, it will always have my heart, and I am here for a new recipe. It is THE Biscoff Drip Cake that you have all been asking for, for AGES.

Anyway. I thought I would make this beauty a complete and utter showstopper, by taking it to the next level. My Biscoff Cake Recipe has always been a popular one on my site, especially helped by Zoe Sugg using it a few years ago on youtube, and it remains popular still. 

I can’t believe that the recipe for my Biscoff Cake if now three years old, but I thought it was high time I answer the calls and requests for a drip cake version. Oh hey, here it is!

Now, theoretically you can just use my Biscoff Cake Recipe as a drip cake, by adding on a bit more buttercream to the recipe (probably about another half), but I wanted to do a new post for it, and make it a little different. 

One of the other requests I have been getting for *ages* now is to have a recipe for White Chocolate Ganache for cake decorating purposes. So, combining the two seemed ideal, and it worked well. Oh hello HEAVEN. 

I personally find Biscoff quite savoury in a way, which makes sense as it’s quite a spicy biscuit flavour. So combining the brown sugar sponges with Biscoff buttercream, and white chocolate ganache was the ideal marriage made in heaven!

I thought going for a three layer cake just like all my other Drip Cakes probably was best as most of my readers have now invested in three cake tins to make their lives easier, and it would be a bit much to now say “you need four”. When I have made ganache covered cakes in practices though, they have used four sponges as I love a tall cake. 

I realise that the White Chocolate ganache shell of the cake might not be the ideal for some, and sound terrifying for others but I thought this cake would be the ideal time for it. I personally adore how it looks on the cake with the Biscoff drip creating such a good contrast!

When making ganache there is a basic rule… for Dark Chocolate you use equal quantities of dark chocolate and cream (1:1), for Milk Chocolate you use double the chocolate to cream (2:1), and for White Chocolate you use triple quantities of chocolate to cream (3:1). It’s the same for drips as it is for covering!

Make the White Chocolate ganache I either use Callebaut chocolate as I utterly adore it, or I use the cheapest supermarket one I can find. Tesco is usually my go to as its 30p per 100g so lovely and cheap. I personally use the microwave method as I find it so easy!

Whack the chopped chocolate and cream in a bowl, and microwave on 15-30 second bursts at half power, stirring each time fully. Melt until its smooth, and leave to sit in the fridge, stirring it every few minutes. If the ganache is too soft, it’ll be messy as hell decorating the cake, and if its too hard, you’ll struggle.


The ideal consistency for the ganache is like peanut butter, or the Biscoff spread just out of the jar. You can leave it to sit at room temp to get there, but obviously that’ll take longer! For decorating, you decorate in the same way that you would with buttercream drip cakes. 

I slather it on the sides (on top of a crumb coat) with a small angled spatula, and then smooth around the edge with a large metal scraper. A chilled cake is the easiest to coat as it won’t budge, and it’ll make it so much easier! But honestly, just whack it on, and scrape around over and over until you have a smooth lovely finish. 

If the ganache isn’t quite the right consistency then it might be that it’s still too soft still, and you just need to leave it a little longer. You can use the ganache for the crumb coat instead of the buttercream, but it just makes it so much easier if you have a crumb coat!

Pop the cake in the fridge for 10 minutes or so once the ganache is on to fully set and the cake should feel rock solid afterwards! Melt the Biscoff spread slightly to drip it down, add some Biscoff buttercream swirls on top, and some biscuits, or decorate how you fancy! 

For the sponges and buttercream, it’s all the same as my Biscoff Cake! The brown sugar gives such a lovely and natural caramel flavour to the cakes, and keeps them moist, and the buttercream is just delicious!

I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do! If you have any questions then leave a comment below or email me at! I am working on bringing my youtube videos back and will do one on ganache, but until then… good luck! 

5 from 8 votes
Biscoff Drip Cake
Biscoff Drip Cake!
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Decorating Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins

A Three Layer Biscoff Drip Cake with Brown Sugar Sponges, Biscoff Buttercream, White Chocolate Ganache, and a Biscoff Drip! 

Course: Cake
Cuisine: Drip Cake
Keyword: Biscoff, White Chocolate
Servings: 20 Slices
Calories: 774 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
  • 400 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 400 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 400 g Self Raising Flour
  • 8 Medium Eggs
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter (not stork) (room temp)
  • 500 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 g Biscoff Spread
  • 450 g White Chocolate (chopped)
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 200 g Biscoff Spread
  • Biscoff Buttercream (above)
  • Biscoff Biscuifts
For the Cakes!
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line three 8"/20cm Cake Tins with Parchment paper.

  2. Add your Butter and Sugar to a bowl, and beat till light and fluffy. I use my Kitchenaid with the paddle attachment!

  3. Add in your Flour, Eggs and Baking Powder and beat again until a lovely smooth cake mixture is formed.

  4. Split evenly between the three tins and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean!)

  5. Once baked, leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then leave to cool fully on a wire rack.

For the Buttercream
  1. Beat your Butter on its own for a while in your mixer till its smooth and supple.

  2. Add in your Icing Sugar a little at a time and beat fully till its light and fluffy!

  3. Add in your Biscoff Spread and beat till combined. If its really stiff, add in 1-3tbsp of boiling water mixing fully each time.

For the Ganache
  1. Add your Chocolate and Cream to a microwaveable bowl, and heat for 15-30 second intervals at half power. Keep going and stiring each time until a smooth ganache is formed.

  2. Alternatively, add your cream to a pan and heat till just before boiling point. Pour over finely chopped chocolate and leave to sit for 5 minutes. Once sat, mix till smooth (Add back to the pan if its not quite melted).

  3. Leave the ganache in a bowl and stir every few minutes till it forms a peanut butter like consistency - you can do this in the fridge as well, just make sure to stir it so it doesn't set too quickly!

For the Decoration
  1. Spread a smidge of buttercream on the cake board, and add your first cake to a cake board (for an 8" cake, I use a 10" board). Spread over some of the buttercream.

  2. Add on the second cake, and repeat!

  3. Add on the third cake - spread some of the buttercream on top and around the edges till the sides are smooth and you have created a crumb coat. It doesn't need to be thick, it just needs to fill any gaps or holes that may be on the sides!

  4. Refrigerate the cake for 10-15 minutes to set the crumb coat.

  5. Once done, using an angled spatula, slather over the white chocolate ganache and then smooth around using a large metal scraper.

  6. Keep repeating this till the sides of the cake are smooth and lovely. Set the cake in the fridge again for 10-15 minutes.

  7. Carefully melt down the biscoff spread till drippable, and drip down the sides of the cake and over the top of the cake. Set the cake in the fridge again for 10-15 minutes.

  8. Pipe some swirls of the leftover buttercream on top using a Medium 2D Closed Star Piping Tip and decorate with the biscuits and crushed biscuits! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • This cake will last for 3-4 days once made.
  • I recommend using an angled spatula and a large metal scraper to make decorating easier! 
  • I used a medium 2d closed star piping tip for the swirls on top! 
  • I melted the Biscoff spread in the microwave in 15 seconds! 
  • The white chocolate ganache is optional - simply add on another half of the buttercream if you just want to use buttercream to make it! 
  • You can make a smaller version of the cake by using:
    • 250g Butter/Sugar/Flour, 5 medium eggs and 1tsp baking powder and splitting between two 8" tins. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or so!
    • Use half of the decoration ingredients!
  • I used the smooth Biscoff Spread so that the buttercream and drip were also smooth!
Nutrition Facts
Biscoff Drip Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 774 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 64g71%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1035IU21%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    How do you make the ganache? Mine turned out yellow and hard to spread still tasted good though! Love all your recipes Jane 😍

  2. Thank you it turned out amazing !! Ganache was hard to do you have to get the right consistency and I didn’t at first but it came together eventually xxxx

  3. I want to make this cake for a charity event at work, can I make the cake and freeze it as I don’t have time to make and decorate as it’s on a Thursday and I work full time?

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Jane,

    I’m excited to bake this next week! My question is about storage, should it be kept in the fridge or will it hold form? I’m planning to travel with it for a few hours and would be devastated it melts in the car! Thanks!

  5. I made this just now for my sons birthday it all went well until the drip part, when I melted the biscoff spread it went on ok but to be honest it looks lumpy and looks more like someone has had a stomach upset on it. Are there smooth spreads? Or have I misread how you get the lumps out. Have to explain to my son now, not sure he is going to want to eat it. I am a bit upset as I have spent most of the day making it.

  6. 5 stars
    Love this cake, made it for our McMillan coffee morning, raising funds.
    Lots of compliments on taste and presentation.
    It went down a treat and it sold out quick!
    I was so pleased with the result,with it being my first attempt at cake decorating.

  7. I want to bake this at the weekend but i only have 2 sponge tins, could i make up the entire mixture, bake 2 then bake the third when the other two have cooked and i have a free tin? Sounds silly but i didnt know if the third of the mixture left waiting to bake would go funny? Thank you in advance

    1. Hey! Usually I wouldn’t recommend it as I believe cake mix should be use immediately, but you could definitely give it a go – alternatively, you could bake all the mixture into the two tins for longer (if they’re deep enough) and then split them both. It means you’d obviously have four layers, but it would work!

    2. I usually do this with all my layer cake as I don’t have enough room in my oven for 3 tins. I’ve never had any issues, as long as you don’t leave the mixture out for too long and get the third cake in the oven as soon as possible after the first 2 have baked then you should be fine 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Turned out amazing, was a bit worried as I’ve never decorated with ganache before but it was actually easy, just need patience.

  9. 5 stars
    Thank You Jane, excellent recipe! I baked for my kids birthday party, cake looked stunning with no comprise in taste. Kids loved it. I may consider to reduce the sugar level when I bake the adult version.

  10. Loved the flavours of this cake but really struggled with decorating it. The ganache set too quickly so it was really hard to spread around. I’d leave a photo if it’d let me because yours looks stunning and mine looks like my. 5 month old made it! Please tell me where I’m going wrong xx

  11. Hi Jane – do you think this would taste/look as good with a milk chocolate ganache? I’ve noted your measures for which type of chocolate and how much cream. I’m just not the biggest fan of white chocolate. X

  12. I was looking to try this out but the person im baking for loves fondant , could you replace the white chocolate ganache with fondant?

    1. Typically when covering a cake, the cake would have buttercream or ganache on the outside, before putting on fondant. I would recommend keeping the ganache, and then covering fondant, so you have a nice base to work off!

  13. Hey, this cake is my FAVE!!! so so amazing i’m making it for my brithday ha!

    If I were to make this as a 10″ 2 layer instead of 3 , how long should I cook it for and at what heat please? I have a tendency to burn it a little on the outside oops!

    Thanks 😀

  14. 5 stars
    Hi, I am making this for my aunties birthday next weekend and I am test making it tomorrow as never made the ganache before but as we are having a meal I will need to transfer the cake from my house to the restaurant so need a cake box but I was just wondering how tall the cake is? Could a normal standard box be ok or would I need some box extensions? Love all your recipes and they are a big hit in my family! Xx

  15. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely stunning. I would love to try this out. Do you know how I would scale the recipe for 4 inch mini cake tins?

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