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!
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.
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!
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!