Chocolate cornflake cakes

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By: Nigel Slater

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.55 / 5 (1362 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
10 min
Makes about 15

Too good to leave to the kids, Nigel Slater's cornflake cakes are a real treat


1. Gently melt the butter, syrup and chocolate in a small, heavy pan. Stir in the cornflakes.

2. Place large spoonfuls of the mixture on a buttered baking sheet and leave to set in the refrigerator.


  • 50 g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 75 g cornflakes

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My word, this is a fab recipe. Super quick. Super easy. Super yummy.
Set in no time in the fridge. Didn't last long once out!
I used around 100g of flakes. But apart from that. No other changes.

JulieK10489 JulieK10489  Posted 12 Dec 2014 2:37 PM

My Mum did the same. I think the only dark chocolate we saw was Bourneville and no one had invented 'cocoa solids' in those days. We didn't feel deprived though did we... These are so posh compared to the ones we used to make. I was in heaven when Kelloggs put the recipe for marshmallow-toffee crispies on the back of the rice krispie pack. I made them for my wee grandsons the other day - but my son-in-law ate most.

 Posted 11 Oct 2013 3:14 PM

Always been a favourite . My mother used to make these 50 years or more ago. She used cocoa instead of chocolate.

gardenerpat gardenerpat  Posted 11 Oct 2013 2:07 PM

I make mine with ginger stem and a small dash of the syrup from the jar added for extra luxury.

JordanF93481 JordanF93481 Posted 10 Apr 2012 7:10 PM

Quick easy and delicious, decorated with Cadburys mini eggs for Easter.

JamesB89661 JamesB89661 Posted 05 Apr 2012 10:34 AM

They taste great!!!!!!!!!!Frown :D

gilesH20392 gilesH20392 Posted 11 Mar 2012 12:26 PM

By the way i haven't eaten them but they smell nice, or chocolate and cornflakes, which are nice.(By the way I'm mad)

gilesH20392 gilesH20392 Posted 11 Mar 2012 12:24 PM

Brilliant, very easy, quick and worth the wait to eat. I highly recommend them.

gilesH20392 gilesH20392 Posted 11 Mar 2012 12:21 PM

love this recipe! one of the best thanks.

romyR1068 romyR1068 Posted 23 Feb 2012 8:21 PM

They were very yummy, i doubled the recipe, but i used a little bit less than double butter, about 20g less, about 20g more than double of milk chocolate, and only 2-3 tbl spoons of syrup!!, very easy and quite- took a while to set though!

GraceF92277 GraceF92277 Posted 08 May 2011 9:06 PM

i completely agree with davidcassidy

MarkH38493 MarkH38493 Posted 03 Dec 2010 12:18 PM

My 6 year old daughter, Emelia, made these this morning - they are very yummy. I would suggest that you make twice the quantity given in the recipe!

davidcassidy davidcassidy Posted 02 Oct 2010 11:03 AM

I tried these earlier and these simply do not set at all! they just end up a gooey mess which falls apart in hands when you try and eat them! I only used half the recommended golden syrup (as someone else recommended) but they're still too sweet too. Very disappointing.

nintey nintey Posted 22 Sep 2010 10:31 PM

Im afraid I cant rate this particular recipe. I tried it. There is far too much golden syrup in it. You only need 1 teaspoon! Anyone making this will be wasting their ingredients. Sorry

PatB71786 PatB71786 Posted 15 May 2010 4:17 PM

Absolutely yummy and so easy to make.

sandieE4 sandieE4 Posted 27 Mar 2010 8:26 AM

Absolutely yummy and so easy to make.

sandieE4 sandieE4 Posted 27 Mar 2010 8:25 AM

Strange how the recipe says put spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet yet the picture accompanying the recipe shows the cakes in (the normal) paper cases!

c1957 c1957 Posted 30 Jan 2010 5:33 PM

well what can i say nigel always whatever he makes comes up trumps with me (wonderful) x

sallyH24096 sallyH24096 Posted 29 Jan 2010 1:22 PM

bobJ86051 bobJ86051 Posted 26 Sep 2009 1:35 PM

great and easy recipe but i added caster sugar to sweeten...if not, its bitter...maybe the syrup i use is no good...hmmm....

junS13822 junS13822 Posted 23 Jul 2009 4:47 PM

wellie1 wellie1 Posted 25 Jun 2009 12:17 PM

absoloutely brill, little time and effort required! Perfect for lazy people like me! ha ha Smile

HazelX223 HazelX223 Posted 27 Nov 2008 3:49 PM

absolutley amense lol

nathR31810 nathR31810 Posted 12 Oct 2008 10:18 AM

My friend and I, Tom made these cakes...he is just my friend though and as friends we found the recipe very easy and enjoyed eating them as friends very much. I would advise any friends make these together.

Ella10 Ella10 Posted 14 Sep 2008 5:00 PM

lyk omg this is soo easy to make me little brother n sister enjoyed making it (& it tasted gd)

bobby36 bobby36 Posted 11 Apr 2008 11:14 AM