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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.55 / 5 (714 votes)

Prep time:
15 min, plus setting
Cook time:
5 min
Makes 12-15

Easy-peasy chocolate cornflake cakes from James Martin - an all-time children's favourite!


1. Place the butter and the chocolate pieces in a saucepan with the golden syrup. Slowly melt over low heat, stirring. When the mixture is well blended, stir in the cornflakes.

2. Place some small paper cake cases on a tray. Fill each one with a heaped tablespoon of the mixture. Put in the fridge to set.

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Latest Comment


I love these, they are tasty, simple to make and easy!! Definitely 5 stars.

BisolaA51924 BisolaA51924  Posted 23 Jun 2013 8:01 AM

My son loves these he also likes to fill the cases more goes in his nouth than in the case

DebbiB74569 DebbiB74569  Posted 21 Jul 2012 11:28 AM

even an idiot can make this my kids loved it

Des blackn71905 Des blackn71905  Posted 03 Mar 2012 10:11 AM

4 stars, definatly only 1 and a half teaspoons needed, even when i doubled the quantity!!

GraceF92277 GraceF92277 Posted 12 May 2011 5:17 PM

Thanks for all the comments, we've reduced the golden syrup quantity

Celia Good Food Celia Good Food Posted 21 Jan 2011 12:20 PM

it was quite good, there is waay too much golden syrup in it!!

MicheleW10735 MicheleW10735 Posted 20 Jan 2011 8:03 PM

Personaly; i believe that its not a bad recipe. Its just a typo. Because James Martin is a great cook and actually i believe he wouldnt put this on the website if he thinks its a bad recipe.

AlexM54493 AlexM54493 Posted 05 Jan 2011 4:38 PM

i thought it was amazing, but there was a bit much golden syrup.

MarkH38493 MarkH38493 Posted 03 Dec 2010 12:15 PM

Urgh! What a disappointment these were. I made them with my 9yr old son after school. We followed the recipe to the letter but all we ended up with was a very, very, sweet gooey mess. I think the recipe had too much golden syrup in it - sorry won't be using this recipe again!

JacquiH60590 JacquiH60590 Posted 03 Nov 2010 6:56 PM

i agree with patb71786, and it tastes aweful. i only tried it because i lost my mums recipe, i dont think i will try it again, :( shame

kellyB29464 kellyB29464 Posted 30 Jun 2010 4:05 PM

Again, this recipe has far too much golden syrup, a joke! you only need 1 teaspoon! Anyone making this recipe will be wasting their ingredients. Sorry.

PatB71786 PatB71786 Posted 15 May 2010 4:23 PM

For some reason the page won't let me leave a rating. So, given the hugely overstated amount of golden syrup in the recipe, I really can't give it more than three stars, as Im sure it must be a misprint!

katydidnt katydidnt Posted 04 Apr 2010 3:42 PM

I used supermarket value cornflakes and value milk chocolate. These cakes are very nice but this recipe calls for massively too much golden syrup. I was dubious whilst making the mixture, and although they set in the fridge, they go a bit gooey again when out of the fridge, rather messy and difficult to eat. I didn't even use quite as much syrup as the recipe asked for. I'd say one third of the quantity stated would still be more than enough, to give a crunchy but slightly chewy consistency.

katydidnt katydidnt Posted 04 Apr 2010 3:40 PM

Easy peasy - great first step to cooking with your kids!

ChrisH52699 ChrisH52699 Posted 09 Sep 2009 2:29 PM

Very nice, easy to make and tasty to eat. Used supermarket value range, so very cheap too!

TerrieceM92 TerrieceM92 Posted 08 Apr 2009 9:09 PM

very quick and easy to make, taste nicer with mik chocolate and dont need an oven, great for kids!

johannahH99880 johannahH99880 Posted 12 Dec 2008 4:40 PM

this recipe is foolproof, although i found the dark chocolate a little too rich - next time i'm going to use milk chocolate

gossy's1 gossy's1 Posted 08 Aug 2008 12:26 PM

this recipe is foolproof, although i found the dark chocolate a little too rich - next time i'm going to use milk chocolate

gossy's1 gossy's1 Posted 08 Aug 2008 12:26 PM