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Cornflake cakes recipe

Section: Baking ideas
Cornflake cakes
  • Serves: 12 small
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes


A classic treat that takes just a few minutes to pull together, cornflake cakes are especially popular around Easter where they are decorated with Mini Eggs. But there's no reason why you can't enjoy them all year round, especially as they're a great recipe for children to get involved with. 

  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and place it into a large microwaveable bowl.
  2. Add the butter and golden syrup into the bowl with the chocolate. 
  3. Put into the microwave, and cook for 20 seconds, then stir. You want to repeat this until the mixture is soft and melted. Once the chocolate and butter begin to melt, you should be able to stir to melt it all, without needing to re-microwave.
  4. Once everything is melted, add in the cornflakes and use a spatula or large spoon to stir to coat the cornflakes. 
    Stirring cornflake cakes
  5. Lay out 8-12 smaller cupcake cases (or 6 muffin cases for larger cornflake cakes) and spoon the mixture into each. Make sure to press it down slightly so there aren't large gaps within the mix.

    cornflake cakes
  6. If making for Easter, pop 2-3 mini eggs on top of the cakes.

    cornflake cakes with mini eggs
  7. Put the cornflake cakes into the fridge for at least 15 minutes so they can set. Then simply eat and enjoy!

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