Monday, 27 February 2017

Madhouse recipe : Cornflake cakes three ways

Cornflake or Rice Krispie cakes are one of the simplest recipes to make - I think it must be an obligatory rite of passage that all kids make them at least once before they can barely reach the bowl ! - and they are always a guaranteed success. As you can tell from the rubbish photo above, mine were so popular that they were gobbled up before I even managed to take a photo of the finished product !

However, did you know that there are various ways of making them? Well, I didn't until last week but, having found an out-of-date box of Special K flakes lurking at the back of the cupboard, I went googling for recipes using cornflakes and discovered a different way, using cocoa powder, rather than my usual way with melted chocolate. In the interests of #KitchenClearout, I decided to try both.

Cornflake Cakes #1

(On the left in the picture above - my usual way)

ingredients :

50g butter
4 tablespoons golden syrup
100g chocolate
75g cornflakes

Put all ingredients except the cornflakes in a bowl and gently heat in the microwave (very short bursts, stirring in between, to prevent burning).

Stir in the cornflakes. 

Press into silicon muffin tins and chill in the fridge until they've set.

Cornflake Cakes #2

(On the right in the picture above - the old-fashioned version apparently)

ingredients :

50g margarine (I used butter as in the other recipe, for fair comparison)
2 heaped tablespoons golden syrup (how do you get a heaped tablespoon of golden syrup ?!)
4 heaped tablespoons drinking chocolate
12 heaped tablespoons of cornflakes

I used unsweetened cocoa in place of drinking chocolate so I added a couple of spoonfuls of sugar to the mix too.

As before, put everything except the cornflakes in the bowl and melt in the microwave.

Stir in the cornflakes (it doesn't give as good coverage as the chocolate version and they're very dark) and pop in the fridge to set.

Well, it was a unanimous vote for the chocolate ones, which all got gobbled up before the cocoa powder ones. They did get eaten, but we all agreed that they weren't as good.

However, I have just been told of a third version which sounds totally decadent and delicious. 

Cornflake Cakes #3

(To be tested)

ingredients :

3 full-sized Mars Bars
85g butter
85g cornflakes

Melt the Mars Bars and butter, stir in the cornflakes and put in the fridge to set. Hmmm sounds divine - although maybe a bit too sweet ?

So, how do you make your Cornflake Cakes?

Adding to this month's #KitchenClearout linky.


  1. Melted Chocolate or marshmallows, nothing added, i prefer using rice krispies

  2. They sound lush. Never tried any other way except the 1st one. Will try number 3


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