Lotus Biscoff Cake

a front view of Lotus biscoff drip cake with caramel drip on a white iced cake, against a grey-blue backdrop

If only I could tell you the extent of my obssession with Biscoff cookies and cookie butter these days! I made this Biscoff cake using their Cookie butter because I had been imagining for tooooo long how that would taste like! And when the cake came out great, I had to figure out a frosting that would go with it.

I think I speak for most of you, cream cheese frosting is the best thing that ever happened to the world of cakes (other than ofcourse a rich dark chocolate frosting) I felt like, cream cheese would be the perfect partner to pair with this caramel-ish tasting cake and would make it an over all not so sweet, dessert.

a slice of a 4 tier biscoff cookie butter cake on a white plate against a blue backdrop with some white net below the plate

Steps to make the cookie butter cake

So here’s a picture showing you all the ingredients roughly. The butter was room temperature, so kinda softened, and so were the eggs. The star of the show, however, was the very popular Lotus Biscoff cookie butter spread. Which I used a whole cup of!

a front view of all the ingredients needed to make a lotus biscoff cake.

The steps of this cake are very basic and I am just going to throw a tip here and there to make sure you get the perfect results.

I used a 9 inch pan to make 1 cake and cut it up in half. The picture of the cake that I’ve used was created using TWO 4.5 inch pan cakes, sliced in halves. (Hence the 4 layers)

In a bowl, I added the flour and baking powder. Mixed it well and set is aside to use at the end.

beaten sugar and butter in a white bowl along side some cake making ingredients on the sides

You start of by adding brown and white sugars in a bowl along with the butter and vanilla essence. Beat it up! Beat if for a good 3 to 4 mins, at medium speed, so that your butter sugar mix becomes fluffy and airy.

Go ahead and add the Lotus spread and beat it some more to get a uniform mix

lotus biscoff cookie butter added in a butter and sugar fluff, in a white bowl

I like adding the eggs one by one, and beating after each addition.

Your mixture might look a little curdled at this point, but thats ok.

raw egg in a cake batter ready to be mixed

Next, we are going to add in half of the flour mix first, beat some more, add milk and beat some more. Finishing it off with the remaining flour.

TIP: Whenever a cake or brownie recipe calls for adding milk and flour both, always end with flour.

Transfer the cake batter onto the baking tray (feel free to leave a little back for licking purposes :P)

action shot showing biscoff cake batter being poured in cake pan for baking.

Level the batter out with a spatula. This cake is a slow baked cake. So its gonna be baked at about 180 degree C for about 45 to 55 mins. It will rise up on the top like a dome but when it cools down, it’ll go back at base level. So if you are going to use this for icing etc, you won’t have to cut the top layer off.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

I paired this cake with a nice cream cheese frosting. I used the usual, butter, cream and icing sugar. Ideally, the block cream cheese is recommended for a stiff frosting. But I only had access to the ones in the tub, so I used that instead. It was stiff enough to be able to ice and stack a cake. But I don’t think it would be able to pipe out.

The quantity of this frosting is enough to ice the middle of the cake, crumb coat it and decorate it.

Tip: Use 3 layers of paper towel and place the cream cheese from the tub directly onto the paper towels. Do this right before beating the butter. 3 4 mins on the wet paper towel will help a little bit of moisture from the cheese to be absorbed.

TIP: You can also add 1 tbsp of sifted corn starch into the icing to make it stiffer.

a partial front view of a lotus biscoff drip cake, fully iced and decored with lotus biscuits and caramel shards on the top, against a blue grey backdrop


  • Always remember to sprinkle some milk or sugar syrup on your cake before stacking and icing it to keep it moist.
  • You can also eat this cake, at room temperature without using any frosting and baking it in a loaf pan instead.
a side view of 2 slices of a 4 tier cake biscoff cake and white cream cheese frosting on a white plate and blue backdrop.

Also, if you are interested, Here are few of my all time classic cake type recipes on the blog:


a slice of a 4 tier biscoff cookie butter cake on a white plate against a blue backdrop with some white net below the plate

Biscoff cookie butter Cake

Yield: 10 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A biscoff cookie butter cake made with cream cheese frosting and a rich caramel-ish flavor


Cookie butter Cake

  • 200 gm butter (3/4 cup)
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup Biscoff Cookie Butter
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 280 gm Philadelphia Cream Cheese (preferably block one, you can use the Tub one if the block one isn't available)
  • 200 gm Butter
  • 4 cups of Icing Sugar



  1. Line two 9' inch pan with baking sheet and spray it with
  2. Preheat the oven at 180° C (or 360 F)
  3. Mix baking powder and flour in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add butter, vanilla essence and sugars. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until the mixture becomes nice and fluffy.
  5. Add Cookie butter and beat for another 2 min at medium speed.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time and beat on medium speed.
  7. Next, add half of the flour mix and beat at medium.
  8. Pour in the milk into the batter and beat. The mixture will look runnier and slightly curdled. This is normal.
  9. Add the remaining half of the flour and beat well. Your mixture will look thick, creamy and smooth
  10. Pour the batter onto the baking pan and bake for 45 to 50 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. The cake will rise from the center and level out on its own as it cools down.


  1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium spread until the color becomes light and pale, and the mixture becomes fluffy.
  2. Add icing sugar and beat for another 2 to 3 mins.
  3. You can add corn starch for a more stiff icing
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 7g

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2 years ago

Omg I have to make this cake no joke!

2 years ago

Omg I have to try this cake no joke!

1 year ago

Hi what is that caramel type thing you used in the middle of the cake for decor? I’m making this for my sisters birthday and I want it to look as great as yours! Xx

1 year ago

Hi, leave in a what sized pan????? The info got cut off. ????

Saaniyah Sajed
Saaniyah Sajed
1 year ago

What size cake pans?? Doesn’t say there???

1 year ago

for the caramel drip is that lotus with milk as well and it just drips down and hardens ?

1 year ago

Did you cut your layers into half? because you said 2 9 in pans but there are 4 layers imagined in your cake. Would it still work with just two layers and get the same height?

1 year ago

Can the butter be replaced with the same qty oil to get a moist cake?

1 year ago

How did you make the caramel shards on top of the cake?

1 year ago

Hi! Do you use unsalted or salted butter for the cake and frosting? Sorry if this is a dumb question, I’m not much of a baker but want to make this for my daughter’s birthday. Thank you!

10 months ago

Hi dear!!! Very nyc recipe….thanks for sharing!!
What is the cup size? I mean 250 ml/240ml or 200ml

8 months ago

Hi just wondering what the shards were which are sticking out along with the biscuits

8 months ago

Hi, I can’t wait to try this, but just to be sure I have one question before I start. What are those small dollops of white on top of the cake? They seem much more white compared to the frosting. How do I make them exactly? Thanks

8 months ago

Hi, can i make this into a cupcake? If so, how many cupcakes will this recipe yield? Thank you!

6 months ago

actuly prety good

4 months ago

Do you know how many cups of batter this makes? I would like to double or triple it to make in a large 10 or 12 inch cake pan for a large party. Thank you.

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