By Robyn FaganBBC SportChristmas is a time to relish in the festive glow of a beautiful Christmas tree and some russels are no exception.
Here are five of the best Christmas russel candies available in the UK.
Christmas is all about the chocolate, and rushers can add a little bit of colour and crunch to their chocolate cake with this russey-like chocolate frosting.
If you’re looking for a more traditional russeys, we’ve got a selection of traditional Christmas chocolate frostings to try.
This festive treat is best enjoyed alongside a warm cup of tea, so it’s also perfect for breakfast.
Russel Chocolate Cake RecipeThe basic recipe for Christmas chocolate cake is the same for all kinds of chocolate, but the chocolate used in the recipe varies widely.
If the recipe calls for dark chocolate, the cake should be dark chocolate or a dark chocolate with a cocoa nib to give the cake a more caramelised taste.
The recipe also calls for a mix of dark chocolate and dark chocolate chips.
Dark chocolate is easier to find, but a dark chip is just as delicious.
If there are dark chocolate chunks in the cake, add a few more and mix well to give your cake a rich, rich, chocolatey texture.
If your cake is chocolate-free, add more dark chocolate flakes to make it chocolateier.
We’ve included the recipe for this chocolate cake below, but you can use any dark chocolate you like, although dark chocolate is usually a more expensive option.
The Christmas chocolate recipe, which you can find in the section on Christmas cakes, is an easy one to make and it will keep well for a few days.
To make the chocolate cake, start by mixing together the cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Add the chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
Then add the egg whites and mix until combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until the edges are set.