Cornflake cakes recipe

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These easy Cornflake cakes use just four ingredients to make this crunchy variation on the chocolate cornflake cake. This recipe is simple!

Cornflakes cakes recipe
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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories355 Kcal18%
Sugar22.6 g25%
Fat5.2 g7%
Saturated Fat3.1 g16%
Salt0.83 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.5 g9%
Carbohydrates71.2 g27%
Salt0.83 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Sweet and simple, these honey-baked cornflake cakes are a brilliant teatime treat.

Cornflake cakes are such great little crunchy snacks for kids. We love this version which only uses four ingredients and is ready to eat in just 20 minutes. Cornflake nest recipes often include chocolate, but this version is simply honey, sugar and butter. This is brilliant if you're serving these up to your little ones after school and they've brought friends home with them. They are nut and dairy-free, and vegetarian. If your little ones or their playmates are gluten intolerant, it's an easy swap to use gluten-free cornflakes as well. This recipe will make 6-8 mini cakes, but you can scale up if you're making for a party or a whole class.


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 cups of cornflakes




  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2.
  2. Heat the butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan until frothy, then remove from the heat.
  3. Add cornflakes and mix well.
  4. Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 10 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before handing them out.

Top tip for making Cornflake cakes

Add a little colour to the finished cakes by sprinkling a few rainbow hundreds and thousands over the top.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies