Chocolate cornflake cakes in pretty paper cases

Cooking with kids: Chocolate cornflake cakes

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(56 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

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup

  • 100g cornflake


  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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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
24th Nov, 2018
I am 43 don't have kids but LOVE choc cornflake cakes. I followed the recipe to the letter and mine have turned out perfectly fine. I always use dark chocolate, doesn't need to be fancy. I just bought tesco's baking dark chocolate. I do think some of the comments on here have given an unfair rap of this recipe. Ultimately you can just use your own judgement with the cornflakes. If not enough chocolate mix just melt some more. Thanks for the great recipe!!
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Karen Sadler
28th Oct, 2018
Definitely not enough chocolate to cover the cornflakes, they were very oily from the butter
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19th Jul, 2018
Recipe worked perfectly for me! No kids, just fancied old-school cornflake cake :-) I used Galaxy chocolate and they taste amazing. Didnt bother putting in cup-cake cases, I used a round shallow tin. Would definitely make these again!
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Harriet Hughes
9th Jul, 2018
Use your own judgement with the amount of cornflakes but other than that, 10/10
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Emma Brundle
9th Jul, 2018
A lot of the reviews for this recipe are negative but I have used this recipe over 20 times now and I absolutely love it. The golden syrup and butter sweeten the cake and make it far superior to just a bog standard cornflake cake. With regards to the amount of corn flakes to add, I just go with my own intuition. Also, good quality chocolate makes it delicious but even without it is very good.


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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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