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Biscoff Drip Cake

Biscoff Drip Cake

Showstopping brown sugar and Biscoff cake, with Biscoff buttercream, Biscoff drip and Biscoff biscuits
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 1232kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cake

  • 485 g Butter or baking spread
  • 485 g Light brown soft sugar
  • 9 Eggs large
  • 225 g Biscoff spread smooth
  • 1 ½ tbsp Milk
  • 485 g Self raising flour

For the buttercream

  • 500 g Butter softened, unsalted
  • 1 kg Icing sugar
  • 400 g Biscoff spread smooth
  • 3-4 tbsp Milk

For the drip

  • 135 g Biscoff spread smooth

For decoration

  • 16 Biscoff biscuits


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line three 8" cake tins (that are at least 2" deep)
  • Make the sponge by mixing the butter and light brown sugar in a large bowl until fluffy, ideally using an electric mixer
  • Add the Biscoff spread and mix in
  • Add the eggs and milk, and whisk until fully incorporated
  • Gently whisk in the self raising flour, and whisk in until you can't see any flour anymore
  • Divide the mixture between the tins, use scales for accuracy if you like
  • Bake them for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave them to fully cool either in the tins or remove from the tin and place on cooling racks
  • To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer or a spoon to mix together the butter and icing sugar until they start to combine, then add the Biscoff spread and milk and mix until smooth. You can add more milk if the buttercream is too stiff
  • If the cakes have domed on top, level them off with a cake leveller or a serrated knife
  • To decorate, place one of the cake sponges on a decorating turn table with a cake board underneath it (and a non slip mat underneath the cake board)
  • Spread or pipe buttercream over the cake, then add the second cake layer, spread more buttercream over that, then add the third and final cake layer on top
  • Cover the whole cake with a base layer of buttercream (a crumb coat). Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up
  • Coat the cake with a second and thicker layer of buttercream and smooth it out as best you can using a buttercream scraper/smoothing tool. Then put it back in the fridge for 30 minutes to set and firm up
  • Melt the Biscoff for the drip in the microwave for 20 seconds, or until it's a pourable consistency. Put it in a piping bag or a squeezy bottle, or you can use a spoon
  • Pipe the Biscoff around the edge of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides in varying amounts
  • Once the drips are complete, cover the whole top of the cake with the remaning Biscoff spread. Use a palette knife to smooth it out. Put the cake in the fridge for 30 minutes for the Biscoff to firm up
  • Put the remaining buttercream into a piping bag with your chosen nozzle and pipe swirls all around the edge of the cake
  • Decorate with Biscoff biscuits, the biscuits will go softer after being in contact with the buttercream so do this as close to serving the cake as you can
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for 3 days


  • Make sure all your ingredients (particularly the butter and eggs) are at room temperature before you start baking.
  • I used a baking spread for the cake and unsalted butter for the buttercream.
  • I used the smooth Biscoff spread for this recipe. You could use the crunchy one for the buttercream, just make sure if you are using a piping nozzle that it's fairly wide at the end so bits of biscuit don't get stuck in it.
  • I really recommend using light brown soft sugar if you can for the cake, but if you can't get hold of it, caster sugar will work well too.
  • Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
  • For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.


Calories: 1232kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg