Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes are one of the easiest desserts to make! Popular in British schools where they are enjoyed after lunch, they need no baking and are fun to make with your kids.

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes are are a popular school 'pudding' in the UK, where they are served after a typical school lunch. The word 'pudding' in the UK is often used to mean 'dessert' - these crunchy, crispy treats are not at all like the type of pudding you may be used to!

Chocolate Cornflake Cake Photo

They are so easy prepare that they're a fun dish to make with children. It really is very difficult to go wrong!

The recipe is versatile, too! You can shape these cakes however you want them - for example, you can put the mixture into a square tin, allow it to harden and then cut it into squares. Alternatively, you can form the mixture into bars, or even put it into circular paper cases.

Cornflake cakes make lovely 'nests' for Easter treats - just place a few chocolate mini eggs inside to make them look extra special.

Chocolate Cornflake Cake Picture

What kind of chocolate should I use?

You can use whichever type of chocolate you like to make these Chocolate Cornflake Cakes.

Milk chocolate is the most common, but they taste great made with dark/plain chocolate too.

For an even sweeter treat, you could make them with white chocolate - or perhaps drizzle over a little melted white chocolate as a topping.

Alternatives to cornflakes

If you don't have any cornflakes to hand, almost any type of crunchy breakfast cereal will work well in their place. Crisped rice is a popular substitute!

Chocolate Cornflake Cake Pic


Melting the chocolate

One of the easiest ways to melt chocolate is in the microwave.

Traditionally, chocolate has always been melted in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, but it's very easy to leave it a bit too long and end up with a clumpy mess!

If you choose to melt it in the microwave, do it in bursts of 30 seconds and stir well each time. This method always gives smooth results!

If you LOVE chocolate desserts, be sure to try this British Chocolate Sponge too!

More popular school puddings from the UK

Semolina Pudding

Treacle Sponge

Bread and Butter Pudding

Spotted Dick

Rhubarb Crumble

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

    12 Servings


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 1/2 ounces Chocolate, (use chunks of milk or dark chocolate)
  • 3 tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 4 cups Cornflakes


  1. Combine the butter, chocolate and syrup in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Heat in 30 second bursts - stirring well each time - until the mixture is melted, well combined and smooth.
  3. Meanwhile, place the cornflakes into a large bowl.
  4. When the chocolate mixture is melted, pour it over the cornflakes and immediately stir gently, so that all the cornflakes are covered in the chocolate mixture.
  5. Put spoonfuls in a muffin tin or paper cases and place in the fridge to set. Alternatively, allow the mixture to set in the fridge and slice it afterwards.
Source: BBC Food
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Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic
Source: BBC Food
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 35
Calories 58

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 2mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.