Well what has a Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tray Bake got to do with spring cleaning you may ask. Well with No 1 on my New Years Resolution list the “Keep January Healthy” one already a “lost cause”, between you & me that was never going to happen. I decided to act on No 2 on my list – spring clean my wardrobe by getting rid of all the clothes that I haven’t worn in three years.
I do this every year and the most I ever throw away is usually “nothing”. I am a confirmed hoarder, cannot throw anything away. I always find an excuse to stuff it back in and of course add more crap as the year goes by.
So in the dark depths of my full to the brim wardrobe I found two lost Christmas presents belong to the kids. I searched high and low for these pressies on Christmas Eve, took my bedroom apart. I also found three selection boxes along with two tins of Cadbury Heroes obviously hidden too well in the weeks before Christmas.
I gave the kids the “lost” pressies – they were delighted. So what can I do with a treasure trove of chocolate – bake with it of course, that’s where the Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tray Bake comes in.
This is a really simple but scrumptious chocolate cake made more delicious by its topping a very yummy milk chocolate butter cream and of the course the best part the chopped up Cadbury Heroes.
It bakes in 30 mins but is usually cleared off the plate in less than that. I’ve made the Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tray Bake a couple of times for school bake sales with the Cadbury family bags and it’s always a huge success.
This recipe is easily adapted to use up other chocolates like ” Mars Celebrations”. It also makes a great birthday cake for kids & adults
- 225g caster sugar
- 275g butter
- 250g self-raising flour
- 25g cocoa powder
- 4 large eggs
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pkt of plain chocolate chips
- 1 family bag of CADBURYS HEROES
- 175g dark chocolate
- 250g butter, at room temperature
- 275g icing sugar, sifted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Grease and line a 25-30cm x 20cm tin with baking paper.
- Put the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl. Mix gently with an electric whisk.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and pour into the lined tin.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes– if the cake starts to colour too quickly, cover with foil.
- Leave to cool in the tin.
- Melt the chocolate in a pan over water, or using a microwave. Beat the butter until it is creamy.
- Add the icing sugar. Beat more. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla and beat until a spreadable consistency.
- Spread the top of cake with a good amount of frosting, break up chocolate from heroes bag into small pieces and press into chocolate frosting.. Leave in fridge for 20 mins before cutting into squares.
Can easily be adapted to use any kind of chocolates
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