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Delicious Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"For all the gorgeous chocolate cakes around (and there are many), I still have a soft spot for these crunchy, chewy little cakes. I include them partly because when looking for a recipe for them recently, I found it surprisingly difficult to find one. Oh come on, don't tell me you don't like them - so get COOKING!!!"
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25 m servings 95
Original recipe yields 15 servings (15 treats)


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  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, golden syrup and chocolate. Cook and stir until butter and chocolate have melted and everything is well blended. Mix in the cornflakes cereal. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto waxed paper or a buttered baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator until set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 95 calories; 5.1 12.8 0.9 7 60 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Easy, yummy and gluten-free. I didn't know what 'golden syrup' was, so I used corn syrup and got great results :)

Most helpful critical review

the recipe was very easy to navigate around, but despite the fact that the choc coated cornflakes were left to set overnight,it was not solid as it slides off each cornflake! might need to freez...

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Easy, yummy and gluten-free. I didn't know what 'golden syrup' was, so I used corn syrup and got great results :)

These are awesome and so easy to make. Golden Syrup isn't too hard to find. Any grocery store should have it. I scoop the warm flake mixture into a 1/4 cup measuring up and flip them over on my...

Yum! I was going to give this 4 stars, but I'm giving a bonus star for this quick, easy recipe of ingredients I had on saved me from having to resort to eating chocolate chips out of...

I just wanted to tell you all that Golden Syrup is GOLDEN EAGLE syrup. It is golden and can be found in the syrup isle of any grocery syrup.

My mom and I have been making these since I was about three. I love these "nests" as we called them. Just a note to a few people: Golden Syrup is NOT the same thing as honey. You can buy Golden...

I tasted these while they were still hot and I wasn't too impressed... but after they were refrigerated for a while, I couldn't stop eating them! They're more like candies than cakes, but very e...

Thank you, I have been craving these since I left home! I have been using your recipe for a couple of years now. In Ireland we call it Chocolate Cracknel (sometimes spelled Cracknell/Kracknell...

So very simple!! I put a few in each tin that I gave away to family members for Christmas and they were a hit! Great recipe!

made these using some 'store brand'cornflakes i had leftover that no one seemed to eat. They were gone overnight ;)