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I loved cooked with my mum as a child and one of the most simple recipes there was and that I was taught to make from an early age was cornflake cakes. I think most people will know the basic recipe but you can add all sorts of different ingredients for some great variations, I have listed some that I have tried below.
~~Basic Recipe Ingredients ~~
100g milk chocolate
3tbsp golden syrup
~~Basic Recipe Method~~
1. Add butter, chocolate and golden syrup and melt together on a low heat stirring occasionally.
2. Add cornflakes to a bowl and pour on melted chocolate mixture stirring until all cornflakes are coated evenly.
3. Spoon even amounts of the mixture into 12 paper cases and allow to set.
1. Rocky Road - Add in pieces of chopped glace cherries, chopped nuts and mini marshmallows to the mixture before adding to the paper cases.
2. Sweetie - Once the mixture has been added into the paper cases top with your favourite sweets eg dolly mixtures, fruit gums, haribo, smarties etc
3. White / Dark chocolate - Swap the milk chocolate for white or dark chocolate.
4. Millionaire - Add pieces of shortbread to the mixture and drizzle the top of the cornflake cakes with caramel.
5. Cereal - Add in other cereals like rice crispies or shredded wheat to give a variation in textures.
I dont usually write recipe reviews, mainly because Im not very good at cooking myself and I wouldnt want anyone to make as much of a disaster in the kitchen as I normally do but today Im experiencing a slight reviewers block so I thought Id do some recipe reviews to hopefully get me back into the swing of things. Starting with this one for Chocolate Cornflake Cakes. My mom has been making chocolate cornflake cakes with the same recipe for years which she got from a cookbook from her nan that is from 1920! Now even though the recipe is so old youd think it would be outdated by now but its not at all. Although these cakes contain all those pesky e numbers so it may not be the best recipe for really young kids and certainly not very good fro your teeth! Then again what cake is good for you?!
2 Ounces Of Margarine
2 Level Tablespoons Of Golden Syrup
2 Ounces Of Icing Sugar
3 Ounces Of Cornflakes
3 Level Tablespoons Of Cadburys Drinking Chocolate *The Recipe Does Actually Say Cocoa Powder But We Reckon It Tastes Soo Much Nicer With Proper Drinking Chocolate.
How To Make:
Melt the margarine, golden syrup, icing sugar & drinking chocolate slowly together in a large pan, rememer to stir all the time but DO NOT allow the mixture to boil.
Remove the pan from the heat and then gently mix in the cornflakes.
Then just heap the mixture into paper cake cases or a cake tin and leave to cool and set, preferably in the fridge. They should be set within about 6 hours (estimate).
These are so easy to make which means that its great to get the kids involved in making them. Obviously you melt the mixture but it could turn into a great, family activity that is really simple.
These do taste proper yummy when they are all cooled down and ready to eat, really sweet and because of the golden syrup they have a nice chewy texture to them. These are perfect for chocaholics like me or for anyone with a sweet tooth because they will certainly satisfy that! Great for adults and kids alike and they dont take very long to make at all. Obviously these cakes arent very good for you so dieters should stay away but for everyone else. Tuck In! Even after they are cooked you can add little marshmallows or sprinkles and make them your own design. I used to make these with my little brother when he was about 8 and he loved adding all the little sweets to the top so another reason these are great for kids,
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This is my Grandmas recipe for Cornflake Cakes, with a twist!
The thing I love about this recipe is you can make as much or as little as you like without much thought at all - and this is seriously good for me as I'm not only forgetful, but in my own world 93% of the time.
I'm sorry the recipe isn't spot on with weights, I was taught by my Grandma to make these by eye. But they're pretty much fool proof, and you don't need to be a genius to know when enough cornflakes are enough.
4 Mars Bars - cut up into roughly 1cm slices.
A box of Cornflakes
What to do:
Gently melt the chopped Mars Bars and 8oz of butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stirring every now and then.
Once they're both melted, take off the heat and transfer the chocolate mixture into a mixing bowl.
Now is the fun and sometimes messy part! Take the box of cornflakes and start adding a few tablespoons at a time. Mixing with a wooden spoon, until the chocolate to cornflake ratio is roughly equal. So the cornflakes are completely covered and nicely clumped together.
Now, there are 2 ways to set these. Either set spoonfuls of the mixture on buttered baking sheet and leave to set in the fridge, or using a baking tray (like the type you use for Brownies) pack the mixture into the tray, and leave to set, then cut up into squares to serve.
You can also make these using Rice Crispies instead of Cornflakes, I find these cut up better into squares if you decide to set them in baking trays.
Also, if you wish to make more or less of the mixture my Grandma told me each Mars Bar should be melted with 2oz of butter.
Cornflake cakes are a simple and tastey way to have a little treat, and they can also be made quite cheaply, and are fun for adults and safe (but messy) for kids to make.
Cornflake cakes are really easy to make, here are the ingredients you will need to make them:
150g of cornflakes
200g cooking chocolate
This will make about 30 cornflake cakes depending on how big you want them to be.
1.) So to make cornflake cakes you simply melt the chocolate, either in the microwave (which I think is handyest) or on the hob in a cooking pot.
2.) You then put the cornflakes into a bowl and add the chocolate, you can add marshmellows at this point if you would like to though they are not necessary.
3.) Mix the cornflakes and the chocolate until the cornflakes are nicely covered and then start dishing out the cakes into bun cases.
4.) Leave the chocolate to dry on the cornflake cakes and then they are ready to eat.
To cook these buns it shouldnt cost you any more than £4, this is a real cheap, quick and easy way to make some tastey buns and it is almost hassel free, so they are great when you are having people round or for a kids birthday party as treats.
Now I know that this recipe is successful. I make these every week for the tea shop I work for and they all sell and customers like them very much! Can be made in 10 minutes.
I've used many cornflake cake recipes in the past and this has got to be the best one.
200g milk chocolate
100g unsalted butter (not margerine as this doesn't hold the cakes together)
4 tbsp golden syrup
So all you need to do is melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan. Not over simmering water, put the ingredients straight into a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Once this is all melted take of the heat and stir in the cornflakes.
I make large cornflake cakes, so spoon the mixture into about 8 muffin cases and tranfer to a fridge to set.
You can make small cakes by using normal cake cases if you prefer.
In my opinion, you don't need good quality chocolate or butter, or even cornflakes!! I use Morrisons own chocolate and cornflakes and Aldi's butter. I do use Lyles golden syrup however as cheaper versions of this don't taste the same!
So try it out, and enjoy!!
Rice crispy cakes are some of the easiest things to make. They take 5 minutes, and the results are fabulous. They're perfect for parties, cake sales, or just eating when you feel like it!
These are my favourite two recipes:
****Chocolate rice crispy cakes****
1tbs golden syrup
1tbs caster sugar
Rice crispies (around 3 cups)
Melt all the ingredients in a pan on a low heat.
Once melted take off the heat and add rice crispies- as many as you want depending on how chocolaty you like them, but probably around 3 cups, and stir until there is no chocolaty mix left on the bottom of the pan.
Put into cake cases.
Leave to cool.
This recipe makes approximately 12 cakes. It can also be made with cornflakes, although it is more difficult to get them completely coated with chocolate, whereas the rice crispies always end up with a smooth, shiny finish. I often make these cakes if I'm craving something chocolaty, but don't have any chocolate in the house, as these require only ingredients that you are likely to have in the house anyway. They work well as Easter 'nests' as well, just add a chocolate mini egg or two to each cake. Perfect! Brilliant little cakes- I'd give them 10/10 every time!
***Mars bar rice crispy cakes***
4 Mars bars
4 cups rice crispies. (These one's don't work as well with cornflakes.)
Chop up butter and mars bars into chunks and heat in the microwave until melted.
Add rice crispies and stir well, until all the crispies are coated with the mix.
Press into greased tins and leave in fridge to cool and harden. (Will take a couple of hours to cool.)
These are probably my favourite rice crispy cakes. They're gooey and delicious-but quite rich, you will want to eat lots but you shouldn't as they'll make you feel quite sick! They're very simple to make, don't be put off it the mars and butter mix looks lumpy- as soon as you put the crispies in it's fine. It's also very easy to remember how to make them, as the quantities are all '4'. The mix will fill two 8 inch sandwich tins, so plenty to feast on! They're stickier than the chocolate crispy cakes above, and tend to melt slightly if left out of the fridge for too long, but if you originally leave them in the fridge overnight to cool, they should last most of the day without getting too sticky.
Two magnificent ways to eat your rice crispies! Hope you enjoy them!
I love cornflake cakes and they are very simple to make, they are ideal for making with young children as you dont need to use an oven to bake then so they can help out with making them mnore than with other cakes.
I always use cadburys milk chocolate to make my cornflake cakes as using a cheaper brand doesnt taste the same,
I melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water then mix in the cornflakes, I also like to add things to this to make them extra special, just as the chocolate is starting to cool off you can add chocolate chips for a double chocolate cornflake cake, smarties for a little colour or marsh mellows to give a different texture to the cornflake cake.
You do need to leave them in the fridge quite a while to set and this is the hard part for me as I am so anxious to eat them,
You can also adapt this for rice crispies aswell.
My toddler loves making these and it is great fun making them with her too.
If you are making them without the 'help' of a toddler, they are very quick and very easy. If you are making them with the help of a toddler, they are very messy and lots of fun!
You don't have to get too hung up on the measurements, they are more of a guide. I don't think we've ever made a batch where all the ingredients have made it to the final cakes!
4 tbsp golden syrup
100g plain chocolate
How to make them:
1. Gently melt the butter, syrup and chocolate in a small, heavy pan. Stir in the cornflakes.
2. Place large spoonfuls of the mixture on a buttered baking sheet and leave to set in the refrigerator.
As a bit of a variation, I sometimes use crunchy nut cornflakes. Mini marshmallows also add a little difference to the cakes too.
My nine year old granddaughter has just started to become interested in cooking so I thought the best way to encourage her would be to start her off making chocolate cornflake cakes as they are simple to make and taste delicious. In the past few weeks we have adapted the standard chocolate and cornflake recipe to ring the changes.
BASIC CHOCOLATE CORNFLAKE CAKES
200g chocolate - I usually use Dairy Milk but Scot Bloc works just as well
200g cornflakes - Do make use of cheaper supermarket own brand cornflakes, I promise you will not notice the difference even if you use the no frills types
Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over hot water. The trick is to break the chocolate into as small pieces as possible and keep it moving in the bowl to melt it as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Stir in the cornflakes, making sure they are all properly coated in chocolate and you need the cornflakes to be sticking together. If this isn't happening you need to quickly melt some more chocolate because there isn't enough on the cornflakes.
I'd suggest using a thick plastic spoon to stir in the cornflakes as this will not break them up as much as a metal spoon.
Place equal amounts into paper cake cases, leave to cool and then pop into the fridge until the chocolate has set and your cakes are nice and crispy.
WHITE CHOCOLATE CORNFLAKE CAKES
230g good quality white chocolate - Milky Bar works beautifully
200g cornflakes - Again, absolutely any cornflakes will do
50g mini marshmallows
Melt the chocolate as detailed above.
VERY QUICKLY stir in the cornflakes and mini marshmallows, you need to be quick for this one because you do not want the marshmallows to soak up too much of the chocolate otherwise there will not be enough to cover the cornflakes.
Let these set at room temperature and serve. The marshmallows will stay soft and the texture is gorgeous next to the crispy cornflakes.
SPECIAL CORNFLAKE CAKES
200g dark chocolate - Well, it has got to be Green & Blacks, hasn't it?
250g cornflakes - Use Kelloggs for this one, of course!
75g unsalted butter
6 tablespoons of golden syrup
Melt the chocolate, syrup and butter in a large deep saucepan.
Add the cornflakes and give it a good stir. Use lots of elbow grease to stir this mixture as the syrup makes it quite hard to stir.
Place equal amounts in paper cake cases and put straight in the fridge to set.
I hope you enjoy these nice simple cakes, I know I do. I always have to send a box full home with my granddaughter otherwise I'd eat them all.
If you're want to start involving your children in cooking, or are looking for a way to occupy them on a rainy day then cornflake cakes are definitely the way forward. Very easy, pretty safe and they love eating the end result! The recipe is dead easy:
Break the chocolate up and throw in a bowl. Place this bowl over a saucepan of recently-boiled water until the chocolate melts. Stir in the cornflakes and fill muffin cases with the mixture. If you have one, put the muffin cases in a muffin tray as this will help the cakes hold their shape. Pop into the fridge for an hour so the cakes harden and scoff with a nice cup of tea - delish! You can also add raisins or dried cherries to this mixture to make it a touch healthier.
You can also make Birds Nests by substituting the cornflakes for shredded wheat. Follow the recipe as above, but roughly crush some shredded wheat and add to the chocoalte. Form into small birds nest shapes by making an indentation with your thumb. Pop a couple of Mini Eggs into the dent et voila! Birds Nests!
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Dalek Chef Daz here with another simple recipe to keep your puny minds occupied, and your noisy children quiet!
Cornflake Cakes are not to be confused with the equally tasty but more round-tasting Rice Crispie Cakes, and can be manufactured in mere Rels (Sorry...moments in Earth time).
250g Plain Chocolate
Muffin Cases (12-15)
Smarties or Othersuch Decorative Confectionery.
1. Melt Chocolate in a Bain-Marie: A bowl containing the Chocolate is suspended above Boiling water, never in direct heat, foolish chefs! Stir gently with Wooden Spoon.
2. Once the Chocolate resembles molten Dalekanium (liquid), stir in cornflakes until fully coated - this may take some time and elbow-aching effort.
3. Fill the Muffin Cases with healthy dollops of assembled gloop and allow to settle.
4. Before it sets, add the Smarties - 3 to each Cake will suffice, for a suitably enticing effect. Allow to cool and set for half an hour in the fridge.