Do you love chocolate cake, but hate baking? Get the kids to help you make some no-bake chocolate cornflake cakes.
They are quick and easy to make with only 4 ingredients. The kids will have a blast helping out in the kitchen too!
You can whip up these tasty treats in less than 15 minutes without any special equipment. All you need is a large mixing bowl, wooden spoon and cupcake cases.
Everyone will love them, even picky eaters!
Give them a try today for an afternoon snack or after school treat that everyone will enjoy. It's time to get baking now!
How to make chocolate cornflake cakes?
We show you in easy to follow steps, how to make chocolate cornflake cakes in the video below
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Such a simple recipe combining butter golden syrup and melted chocolate with cornflakes. They have been popular with kids and adults alike for years!
Cornflake cake ingredients
The only ingredients you need for these chocolate cornflake nests are cornflakes, butter, chocolate and golden syrup.
We like to use milk chocolate as it is the kids favourite but dark chocolate or even white chocolate can be used instead.
You don't have to use cooking chocolate for this recipe, you can use your favourite brand.
Melting chocolate in the microwave is the quickest method. Here are a few tips to melt the butter chocolate and golden syrup together in a microwavable bowl.
It is best to change the microwave settings to be 50% power to prevent the butter and chocolate from exploding, spluttering and worst of all burning!
All microwaves power varies so start with 30 seconds at 50% power, stir.
Then return to the microwave for 30-second intervals (still at 50% power) and stir, repeat until all melted together and smooth.
Of course, the good old fashioned way with a pan over the hob can be used instead.
Fill a saucepan ¼ full of water. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan it should fit in quite snug, so as not to allow the water to spill into the bowl.
Place saucepan over a low heat and add chocolate, golden syrup and butter into the bowl. Stir until all smooth and well combined.
Whichever method of melting you choose, once the chocolate mixture has melted, pour over the cornflakes and gently stir all the ingredients together until well coated.
Make sure to be gentle here, folding the mixture over and over enough times to coat with the delicious chocolatey mixture without crushing all the cornflakes.
Of course, if you are allowing the kids to make these chocolate cornflake cakes by themself, it won’t matter if they do get crushed! They will still be super tasty!
Cornflake Cupcake Cases
Transfer equal amounts of the chocolate-coated cornflakes into cupcake cases. You can find some lovely cases from The Cake Craft Shop.
You can finish here… or take it a step further by adding anything you like, such as mini marshmallows, smarties, M&M’s or raisins.
Our kids love to make chocolate cornflake nests by making a small hole in the middle to add mini eggs into, perfect at Easter time!
Give the bowl to the kids to lick out now, that should keep them quiet whilst the cornflake cakes are setting.
How to set
It is normal that your cornflake cakes are sloppy and soft at this point, the quickest way is to put in the fridge to set. They shouldn't take long to firm up.
If the kids can't wait and want to eat them straight away they can of course!
Once the cornflake cakes have been set they can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Cornflake cakes are the perfect quick and easy recipe to make for school cake sales, they are always the first ones to be taken by the children!
It's also a great way to get kids involved in cooking as they'll have fun making these tasty treats with you to share with their friends.
Now let's be honest here, we are saying this chocolate cornflake recipe is for the kids, but even us adults love these rich, gooey chocolate-coated treats
Bonus is there is only one bowl and spoon to clean up after, unless the kids help you make them, then you will likely have sticky hands and chocolate faces to clean too!
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Chocolate Cornflake Cake
- 80 g Butter
- 200 g Milk Chocolate
- 3 tablespoon Golden Syrup
- 150 g Cornflakes
- Handful Marshmallows, smarties, mini eggs for easter or raisins
- Add butter, chocolate and golden syrup into a microwavable bowl80 g Butter, 200 g Milk Chocolate, 3 tablespoon Golden Syrup
- Microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals. Melt slowly to prevent overcooking chocolate.
- Stir and continue 30 second intervals in the microwave stirring each time until melted into a smooth mix150 g Cornflakes
- Pour cornflakes into the melted chocolate mix
- Stir until well coated
- Scoop into cupcake cases
- Add extras if wanted like raisins, smarties, mini eggs or marshmallowsHandful Marshmallows, smarties, mini eggs for easter or raisins
- Place in the fridge to cool and harden.
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