Saturday, 2 November 2013

A Chocolatey Post with a Red Velvet Cake Recipe!

I always love it when Cadbury introduce something new to their Dairy Milk range. Dairy Milk is my favourite brand of chocolate, the one I always go back to even if if have a dalliance with other makes!  So when I was sent two bars of my favourite chocolate, one with Oreo and one with Daim bar, I was very keen to sample them and transport my tastebuds to Joyville.


I genuinely wanted to experiment in the kitchen using the new Dairy Milk as an ingredient, but it didn't last that long.  Me and the girls dived right in.  The Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo is filled with delicious cream and cookie pieces.  Ella's favourite cookies are Oreos so she loves this combination of Dairy Milk chocolate and Oreo pieces...two of her ultimate treats in one perfect collaboration.

The newest member to the family is the irresistible Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim; the melt in the mouth yet explosively crunchy, buttery candy.  Combining pieces of Daim within the creamy milk chocolate makes a mouthwatering combination.  It is moreish, flavoursome and each chunky square of chocolate contains the perfect amount of crunchy Daim pieces.  Utterly delicious.

The bars come in a 120g size, perfect for sharing (if you are generous enough!) with an RRP of £1.42.


Aero chocolate with its bubbly, light and airy texture has always been a favourite with my little ones.  The different flavours include orange, mint and milk chocolate,  providing a yummy range whatever your taste.  They also do bitesize Aero Bubbles and Aero Biscuits.  They are bubblicious!

I used a big bar of Aero in this recipe for a Red Velvet Tray Bake!  The basic recipe is adapted from Edd Kimber's book "The Boy Who Bakes".  It's easy to make straight into a foil tray, and can be decorated really quickly using a tub of frosting and some yummy crumbled Aero chocolate.

Red Velvet Tray Bake

Red Velvet Tray Bake with Aero Topping


225g butter
350g caster sugar
3 eggs
350g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
40g cocoa powder
3 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon red gel food colouring
250ml buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

half a tub of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting
1 bar of Aero


Preheat the oven to GM4
Cream butter and sugar.
In a separate bowl sift flour and bicarb of soda.
In another bowl mix coca, water, food colouring and buttermilk.
Using a whisk, beat the eggs into the creamed sugar and butter.
Mix in the vanilla.
Whisk a third of the flour into the mixture followed by half the buttermilk mixture.
Repeat then add the final third of flour.
Stir in vinegar.

Put into a foil tray bake tray.
Cook for about 30-35 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool.

Spread with frosting and sprinkle over a chopped bar of Aero.

Red Velvet Tray Bake


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