Chocolate cornflake cakes in pretty paper cases

Cooking with kids: Chocolate cornflake cakes

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(70 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling


Makes 12

Everyone loves crispy cornflake cakes, whatever their age. Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple bites

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per cake

  • kcal121
  • fat6.1g
  • saturates3.7g
  • carbs15.1g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein1.3g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

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  • 100g cornflakes


  1. Children: Weigh out the ingredients. Older children can do this by themselves with supervision and little ones can help to pour or spoon ingredients into the weighing scales. Put 50g butter, 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks and 3 tbsp golden syrup in a saucepan or microwavable bowl. Put 100g cornflakes in another large bowl.

  2. Grown ups: Melt the weighed butter, chocolate and golden syrup in the saucepan over a low heat or briefly in the microwave. Allow to cool a little before pouring over the cornflakes.

  3. Children: Stir the ingredients together gently using a wooden spoon. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases arranged on a muffin tray (or baking sheet, if you don’t have one). Grown ups will need to do this for younger children or simply arrange on a tray and let the mess happen. Put in the fridge to set.

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Erin Baker's picture
Erin Baker
29th Apr, 2020
So bad. The entire point of a recipe is to provide accurate ingredient quantities. Agree with all the comments on here - they've got the amounts totally wrong - half the cornflakes or double the chocolate. But then what's the point of the recipe if you've got to immediately adapt it to make it work?!
24th Apr, 2020
This recipe is really good. I used 150g of chocolate and that made it work better than 100g.
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Hilary Paton
11th Apr, 2020
Totally rubbish not enough chocolate. The only reason I consulted a recipe was to get quantities right and this has just wasted 100g of cornflakes and chocolate :-(
7th Apr, 2020
Really good recipe. Simple. Used honey instead of golden syrup. Delicious
6th Apr, 2020
Throwing it back to childhood! My brother and I made these as an easter treat and to reminisce on the sugary sweetness of these childhood goodies and it was simple, quick and easy. May be too sweet for some if you use milk choclate but you can just use your discretion. Overall we loved it :)
24th Jun, 2019
I'm sorry, this is the worst (and simplest) recipe I have ever followed on BBC Good Food. How could it go so wrong??? Well, the crispies are oozing with butter which does not mix properly with the chocolate unless you use dark chocolate. I used milk chocolate and it curdled and made it impossible to smoothly cover the crispies. BTW, I used Sainsbury's cooking chocolate so it should have been fine. Do not use any butter!!!
23rd Apr, 2019
I used 150g of chocolate with 60g of rice crispies and they came out perfect.
21st Apr, 2019
No where near chocolatey enough!! Definately need to either double the chocolate sauce ingredients or half the cereal quantity. Not bad but not that great either ....
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12th Apr, 2019
My mum and I loved these, I found them very easy and fun to make. There are so few ingredients and they can be finished in no time as there is no oven involved! The ones I made did lose their structural integrity and crunchiness after keeping them for a few days, but I put that down to using too much butter (which I will use less of next time) as they were slightly greasy too, but still very nice. Lovely!
31st Mar, 2019
Use 50g of cornflakes instead of 100g


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Aiy LoveSugar
31st May, 2020
I used 100g dark chocolate, 60g of cornflakes, 3 tablespoons of golden syrup. No butter. Added mini marshmallows and sprinkles. It worked well!
rosyb109's picture
13th Feb, 2016
il ove these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):) :):):):):):):))))))))))))))))
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13th Feb, 2016
2 teaspoons water
rosyb109's picture
13th Feb, 2016
use coco powder insted of real chocolate 4 pudding spoons heaped also 4 golden syrup and 75g porride oats insted of corflakes
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