My 27th Birthday Cake!

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My 27th Birthday Cake… a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Extravaganza! 

So, today is my 27th birthday! This blog post is scheduled, and was a bit of a last minute addition to my schedule, so don’t worry… I’m not working on my birthday! I made this cake a couple days ago and edited the photos and post quickly! 

I decided this year to go for a Terry’s Chocolate Orange themed cake, as why would I not! I was going to go for a birthday of a blowout chocolate cake again like my 25th Birthday Cake, but I changed my mind halfway through! 

The cake itself is basically the same as my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cake! The only difference is that I made the cake to be four sponges rather than three (500g mix, with 10 medium eggs), and I used a ganache for the outside! 

For the Ganache, I did a Milk Terry’s Chocolate Orange Ganache, which is a ratio of 2:1 chocolate:cream. The instructions and ideas are the same as my Biscoff Drip Cake, so follow that for a method!

The Terry’s Ganache is the same as a regular milk chocolate ganache, but I find it can melt and be reasonably thin, so you have to wait a bit longer! Alternatively, if you want to speed up the process slightly, you can whip the ganache up after chilling it for a while, and it makes it a lovely mousse texture to work with, but still sets just as hard! As this was such a lovely texture, I also used it to pipe the swirls on top! 

For the decoration, I used some gorgeous sprinkles from Iced Jems, as you all know I adore them. The smaller bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles are cute and easier to use more of them, and then I added on a few of the larger bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles to give more of a dimension! 

I also used my favourite bronze crunch sprinkles from Waitrose that I have used on probably half the bakes on this blog… my bad… and then also some Terry’s segments! It probably is a bit of an understated birthday cake in comparison to other cakes I’ve had… but I love it!

The Happy Birthday cake topper definitely does finish the cake off, and I just love it. The rose gold cake board was also a must, as I just love rose gold. I realise I have said that a few times now, but I love this cake! Make sure to check out my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cake for the cake recipe, the Biscoff Drip Cake for tips on the ganache, and if you have a go, enjoy! 


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  • Sarah
    October 18, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Hi Jane, I LOVE your site and have made so many of your recipes so excited to try this one. I got confused when getting ingredients and stupidly got white choc instead of enough choc orange for the ganache (looked at the biscotti recipe). Would a mix of milk and dark choc orange work? If i did 2 milk and 1 dark, how much cream would.i need? I get so confused with quantities and I am making it for my dad’s bday so want it to be right. Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 20, 2020 at 8:28 am

      Yes it would! So 300g milk, 150g dark, with 300ml cream! x

  • Khayla
    September 28, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    how did you do the drip? did you use chocolate spread, bit like you did in the biscoff drip cake?

    • Khayla
      September 28, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      also, how did you do the buttercream?

  • Jess
    August 14, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Can you use the buttercream for the outside or does it have to be ganache? If so how do you make it I can only see how to make the drip ganache. I’m terribly confused sorry! 😂

    • Jane's Patisserie
      August 14, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      You can use buttercream if you fancy, but what I did for the ganache outside is mentioned on the post – it links to my biscoff drip cake for the method x

  • Paige
    June 21, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    This might be a silly question, but for the icing, did you use buttercream and ganache? I understand that the drips are ganache, but not sure if you used it for the lighter brown icing too. Going by the biscoff recipe you used buttercream icing followed by ganache but the mini egg one was just buttercream. Would it make a difference or can you do it either way? Hope that all makes sense! Absolutely love your cakes! x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 22, 2020 at 9:08 am

      This cake is filled with buttercream and covered with ganache (like the biscoff one!) x

  • Helen
    June 18, 2020 at 8:05 am

    This looks incredible!
    Just wondering did you cover in buttercream and then drip, or also cover in ganache before dripping?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Hey! I crumb coated in buttercream, then its covered in a ganache (different ganache to the drip!)

  • Helen
    June 17, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Did you crumb coat with buttercream then cover in ganache, and then drip chocolate down

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 18, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      I crumb coated in buttercream, then its covered in a ganache (different ganache to the drip!)

  • Hannah
    June 15, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Jane! We made this yesterday for my nan’s birthday and it was just heavenly – rave reviews all around! She was so impressed by it even though my mum’s piping skills aren’t quite top-notch yet! It was absolutely gorgeous (like all of your recipes) and I think you’ve just become our number 1 source for birthday cake recipes!

  • Elaine
    May 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Jane

    Quick question what did you use for the drip? Did you melt dark chocolate?

    Also you crumb coat the cake with buttercream and then cover it with ganache?

    Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 28, 2020 at 7:05 pm

      Hey! I used the same drip as on my Mini Egg Drip Cake – and yes, crumb coated in buttercream! x

  • Poppy Fuller
    May 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Hiya this cake looks amazing! Just wondering whether you used the same buttercream as you did in the chocolate orange cake recipe and whether the ganache is choco orange or dark choco? Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      Hiya – yes I did use the buttercream from the cake, and I used dark! x

  • Emma
    April 18, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    hi jane.. the sprinkles you used on this cake are now unavailable on the website!! i LOVE them and wanted to make the exact cake.. are you aware of anywhere else that sells these or similar?

  • Laura
    January 29, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Hello could you tell me the ingrediants for this cake please? Like on your other recipes…theres no ingrediants on this one? Thank you

    • Jane's Patisserie
      January 29, 2020 at 2:31 pm

      The recipes I used are linked on the post!

  • Lainy White
    January 19, 2020 at 10:09 am

    I have been asked for this cake but it needs to be gluten free, other than using alternative flour, would I need to adjust the recipe in any other way?
    Thank you. Xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      January 19, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Yes – you will need xantham gum. Have a look at my Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Cake for tips, but obviously just pay attention to the GF bits! x

  • Stephanie
    December 11, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    How did you make the drip? Is it just dark chocolate? I cant find it after reading a few times
    Thanks, Steph x

  • Rebecca
    November 6, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday ! Could I just ask if you increase everything else to 500g, how much four and cocoa do you use? I’m going to make it for my partner’s 30th birthday this weekend!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 6, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      I used 415g of flour, and 85g of cocoa powder!

  • Sharonrose Dominique
    October 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Happy Birthday, Jane..! ❤️ God Bless You Even More..

  • Makeup By Nat
    October 21, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Happy birthday 🙂 this looks delicious!!

  • Shirley Shine
    October 21, 2019 at 8:24 am

    💐Happy Birthday for yesterday💐 Your cake looks wonderful. xx

  • Colleen
    October 20, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Gorgeous cake and happy birthday Jane 😊

  • SallyBR
    October 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! the cake is gorgeous!

  • Lorraine Hughes
    October 20, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Happy Birthday xx

  • Colin
    October 20, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Hi Jane
    Happy Birthday
    Cake looks amazing. AGAIN!!

  • Barbara O Doherty
    October 20, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Happy Birthday Jane.hope you have an amazing day.I love your website. you have inspired me so much with your your helpful tips and easy to read recipes.thanks so much.always look forward to your next fabulous recipe.xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      Ahh thank you so much!! I’m glad you love it!!

  • Jill Lockett
    October 20, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Happy birthday! That looks amazing. I made your chocolate orange drip cake from your ebook for my birthday this year. It was deeeelish. Definitely give this a go for next year. X

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you!! I do loveeee that one too, I just thought I would give ganache a go this time and it was yum!!

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