Chocolate Cornflake Cakes - The Sweet Rebellion
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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

My husband and I have recently relocated, and are temporarily staying at an Airbnb until we can move into our new home.  As soon as we arrived at the Airbnb I scouted out the kitchen. Sadly it was not very well equipped – no mixer, no scale, no baking trays, not even a mixing bowl to be found! My fingers were twitching to get baking though, so I racked my brain for a simple recipe that requires next to no equipment to make.

I came up with this old favourite of mine, a super quick and easy recipe that delivers extremely yummy results. All you need is a saucepan, a cup, a tablespoon and some cupcake cases. These crunchy chocolaty treats are perfect to make whilst on holiday – they are eagerly gobbled up by both kids and adults, and take only 10 minutes to make. Plus there are only a few dishes to wash up!


(makes 12)
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp golden syrup
3 tbsp cocoa
2 cups cornflakes


  • Melt the butter and syrup together in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the cocoa and mix well until smooth. (Alternatively you can do this in a bowl in the microwave on low power, stirring every 10-15 seconds until melted).
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cornflakes and mix until evenly coated.
  • Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases.
  • Leave to cool for 1 hour at room temperature to set slightly, or place in the fridge for 20 minutes to speed this up. The chocolate coating will not set hard, it will still be quite sticky.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  • Pia
    Posted at 16:00h, 26 August Reply

    I love these and so do my grandchildren!
    Thanks for recipe!

    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:42h, 31 August Reply

      I believe your children love them too! Better make a double batch 🙂

  • Elke
    Posted at 17:51h, 28 August Reply

    Thank you! I was just looking fr a recipe for this a few days ago. Perfect.

    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:38h, 31 August Reply

      Great minds think alike!

  • Laurian
    Posted at 15:15h, 05 February Reply

    Astrid, THANK YOU! For being such a “go-to” resource for classic recipes. (And delicious new ones of course!) I searched online for these bites of heaven but every.single.recipe (of which there were MANY) called for chocolate. I don’t recall chocolate from my childhood backing experiences with my mom. And voila, here you’ve got exactly what I’m looking for! Thanks!!!

    • Astrid
      Posted at 13:44h, 11 April Reply

      Hi Laurian. Thanks so much for the kind words, that really made my day :). Hope you find many more useful recipes here in future!

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