Is there anything more reminiscent of your primary school years than the classic cornflake cake?

These are so simple to make but they’re absolutely delicious!

What’s brilliant about this recipe is that not only will your child love to make it, but there’s pretty much nothing that can go wrong with it. 

This is a great way to introduce your child to baking. You can get them to help you out with measuring, and discuss the numbers on the scales with them as they measure out everything they need. 

This recipe features just the cornflake cakes. But, you could add anything you want to the top of the cakes once you have spooned them into the cupcake cases. 

Why not add some marshmallows, or small chocolates such as M&Ms? You could also sprinkle on some chocolate chips. 

Here’s a very simple recipe that your child will love to help you to make.

This makes 12-15


Prep Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
15 minutes

Total Time
20 minutes


  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 2.5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 80 g cornflakes


    1. Place the butter and the chocolate pieces in a saucepan with the golden syrup. Slowly melt over low heat, stirring.

    2, When the mixture is well blended, take off the heat and stir in the cornflakes.

    3. Place some small paper cake cases on a tray. Fill each one with a heaped tablespoon of the mixture. Put in the fridge to set.