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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes: The Three C's

Yes, another recipe. Having all of the ingredients at hand is too hard to resist. After baking two batches of sausage rolls, I thought I'd make something sweet but simple. Chocolate cornflake cakes sprang to mind as they take minutes and we already had cornflakes in so I thought: why not? 

You will need: 

  • Cornflakes
  • 300g (or more) of Milk Chocolate

Equipment you will need: 
  • Baking cases
  • Baking cake tray
  • A small saucepan
  • A wooden spoon
  • A glass bowl
  • A plate (optional)  

1. Fill your saucepan about half full with water and heat. You don't need it boiling hot, more of a simmer is required. 

2. While the water is warming up, get your chocolate and break the squares up. 

3. For me, I only had two chocolate bars equalling 200g which turned out to be not enough for a decent batch, so I'd recommend at least 300g of chocolate, but if you can - 400g would be best. 

Place the squares of chocolate into the glass bowl. 

4. The reason I put the plate as optional is because it depends on the size of your glass bowl and saucepan. I couldn't find a big enough glass bowl to balance on top of the saucepan with the hot water so I had to use a plate. 

5. Place the glass bowl on top of the plate (on top of the saucepan with the hot water) and leave for about 10 minutes to give the chocolate enough time to melt. 

6. While the chocolate is melting, lay the baking cake cases into the tray ready. 

7. After the ten minutes have passed, use the wooden spoon to melt any un-melted chocolate so you eventually get a smooth consistency. 

8. Now it's time to add the cornflakes - there's no real measurement as to how many cornflakes should be added as it depends on your personal preference. You want enough to soak up the chocolate but not too much that they don't get properly coated. I added some then stirred and repeated the process to avoid over adding! 

9. Once your happy with your chocolate to cornflake ratio, using the wooden spoon, scrape out portions of the chocolate cornflakes into the cases. Again, how much you put into each individual case depends on how much ingredients you have and your own personal judgement. Like I said with the mixing, I'd add too little to begin with to make sure you fill all of your cases - that way you can go back over them and add more mixture if required. 

10. And voila! there you have your chocolate cornflake cakes. To make sure they cool properly, put them in the fridge. 


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