Chocolate cornflake cakes in pretty paper cases

Cooking with kids: Chocolate cornflake cakes

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(71 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


  • 50g butter



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

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  • 3 tbsp 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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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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Jennifer Shillabeer
20th May, 2018
Awful recipe, do not waste your time! I used Cadburys and measured exactly as the recipe said. After doubling the amount of chocolate, I still have barely chocolate covered cornflakes. Will have to go out again to buy more ingredients and start again with a decent recipe! Can this one be removed from the site
11th Apr, 2020
Cadbury is the worst quality chocolate. It barely has any chocolate in it
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Sonal Shah
27th Apr, 2018
Best way to use up Easter chocolate.. To be honest following recipe turned out horrible... I just eye balled the ingredients and turned out great.
6th Mar, 2018
First time anything set for me. Cheap chocolate work fine. Will make again.
30th Dec, 2017
The recipe was ok but I guess down to personal taste. I only followed it due to curiosity. Personally I just melt a whole bar of good quality chocolate and stir in the cornflakes...loads easier and need for butter and syrup. I don't mind the flakes not being entirely covered in chocolate and use 200g chocolate to 125g of cornflakes.


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