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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 fantastic 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. Actually, it’s one of the 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 complete, 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 standard 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 a number of years in the past as the primary drip cake I’d ever made (see the image beneath!) and I used to be tremendous proud. Nonetheless, this recipe is simply OUT OF THIS WORLD. 


For the sponge, I needed to observe the identical practice of thought as my back-to-basics chocolate drip cake. The sponge is a traditional chocolate Victoria sponge-style bake, which offers 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 nicely. Merely finely grate it and add it to the combination. 

I bake the sponges into these two tins after which cut 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 hold the moisture within the sponge. In case you discover you have got a dry chocolate cake, it’s positively overbaked, or baked at too excessive a temp. 

In case you ever discover a cake recipe that has a various quantity of eggs, is as a result of it is advisable weigh them. For finest outcomes, it is advisable weigh the eggs nonetheless of their shells, after which match the opposite elements’ weights. In order eggs can range in weight, chances are you’ll want 8, 9 or 10 for this bake. 


The buttercream is an easy, but splendidly pleasant frosting for this bake. Sure I do know, it looks like lots – 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 right frosting. I really like utilizing melted chocolate in a frosting, particularly Terry’s. You have to 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 surface and prime 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 assumed I might avoid wasting pennies and do my regular drip. 

Darkish chocolate, milk chocolate and double cream – it’s perfection. In case you 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 will likely be a tasty tasty drip. 

I take advantage of small disposable piping baggage to create the drip as a result of I discover the management a lot simpler. You need to use a spoon, spatula, or related as a substitute – however the drip could also be a bit extra blobby as compared. Nonetheless, if that’s what you like, yay! 


The ornament is sort of easy actually once 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 may be much less waste, and a pair of) it seems to be SO PRETTY!! 

As at all times, I take advantage of the identical piping tip that I practically at all times use, my 2nd 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 lovely. 

I swirled the ganache barely on prime, 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 have got one of the best ornament so simply carried out. 

Suggestions & Tips 

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 complete cake for 3+ months. 

You may swap the orange flavour for different flavours like peppermint, or almond in case you choose! 

On this recipe I used:


  • 500 g unsalted butter (or baking unfold)
  • 500 g gentle brown tender 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 tender sugar till gentle and fluffy.

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

  • Break up the combination between the 2 tins.

  • Bake the desserts within the oven for 50-60 minutes, or till baked via – examine with a skewer to verify they’re carried out! 

  • Depart the desserts to chill within the tins for 10 minutes, after which take out and depart 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 nicely till clean and fluffy.

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


  • Break up the 2 desserts into 4 layers in complete.

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

  • Utilizing a small quantity of buttercream, unfold and clean across the cake sides and prime for a crumb coat and add to the fridge for at the very least half-hour.

  • As soon as set, add extra buttercream onto the tops and sides of the cake, and clean round protecting the cake utterly in buttercream.

  • As soon as completed, put the cake within the fridge once more for at the very least half-hour.


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

  • Utilizing a small piping bag or a teaspoon, drip the ganache down the perimeters 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 need to use half of the recipe to make a two-layer cake – half the sponge recipe, and half the buttercream! 

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