cornflake cake

Chewy Cornflake Cakes

Do you remember these?!

If you went to a school like mine, you’ll know these chewy cornflake cakes were the best daily treat. I remember queuing my whole break time to get one, and it was so worth it!

Cornflake Cakes

My take on the old school favourite: chewy golden syrup cornflake cakes.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
chewy cornflake cake

Ingredients

  • 200 g cornflakes
  • 150g condensed milk
  • 2 packs of double mars bars
  • 70g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Method

I used a square silicone tray to make these cornflake cakes, if you don't have a silicone tray make sure you line with grease proof paper.

  1. Measure out all ingredients.
  2. Take a small saucepan and fill with hot water, place over a medium heat so the water gently simmers. On top of this place a medium glass bowl, it should sit with the bottom of the bowl just above the water. (This is your bain-marie.)
  3. Chop the mars bars into small slices and add to the glass bowl of the bain-marie.
  4. Allow to melt slightly, this should take around 5 minutes (you want to melt them gently), as they start to thicken, add the rest of the wet ingredients (syrup, vanilla paste, butter, condensed milk) and fold in gently until all melted and smooth.
  5. In a large glass bowl place ⅓ of your cornflakes and ⅓ of your melted mixture and mix well. Continue to do this with the rest of the mixture in small batches. Don't worry if you break up the cornflakes as it is better for them to be slightly broken up (as in the photo).
  6. Pour the cornflake mixture into your tray and smooth out with the back of a dessert spoon, making sure the mix is level and as tightly pressed as possible.
  7. Place another sheet of grease proof paper on top and weigh down with baking beads, or I used a cookery book!
  8. Chill in the fridge overnight and cut into squares the following day.
  9. Carefully remove from the tray and enjoy!

Recreating a Classic School Style Cornflake Cake

If you went to a school like mine, you’ll know these chewy cornflake cakes were the best daily treat.

I remember queuing my whole break time to get one, and it was so worth it!

10 years later when I was in university and my little sister was in school, I used to ask her to bring one home for me whenever she got chance.

They are delicious squares of chewy, caramel, chocolatey goodness held together with cornflakes.

So easy to make, but so satisfying!

This chewy cornflake cake recipe is the closest to the real thing I could manage, it’s not quite as I remember but a very good copycat version.

If you know what I’m talking about, and know the original recipe I would love to hear from you! (I have even thought of accosting the old school dinner ladies who still live in my village).

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s a shame these weren’t in your life as a child!So it’s well overdue you tried these 😉 

old school chewy cornflake cake
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