When I was a child, my ultimate treat was to bake and eat crunchy cakes. I adored the chocolatey crunchy balance, and the adventurous toppings that I would use as decoration. I have by no means grown out of my love for them, and even now like to make them to simply devour on my own. As my love of baking has progressed, I have started to experiment more and have created several adaptions of the classic recipe. I like to make them even richer and more chocolatey, with different flavours to add variation. I have tried them out with lots of different cereals, including shredded wheat and rice krispies, but to me the best will always be good old cornflakes. I just love how easy and quick they are to make and how they appeal to everyone. I have had my little brother with my for the past two weeks, so took the opportunity to revise some recipes from my childhood, that I knew he would enjoy. If you are looking for something to do with the kiddies this summer, these are a great option. They are quick, easy for kids and pretty much mess free. 
Adult Crunchy Cakes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking/ Setting Time: min. 1 hour
Serves: 12 cakes
Ingredients: 
100g cornflakes (non branded ones are absolutely fine) 
200g milk chocolate
100g butter
4tbsp golden syrup (maple flavoured) 
Toppings of choice

On a wire cooling rack, place 12 cupcake cases. 
In a saucepan, melt together the butter, chocolate and maple flavour golden syrup. Do the syrup last, and oil the spoon so that none of it gets wasted. Melt on a medium low heat, until completely melted together and lump free. 
Leave to cool for  minutes – stirring to let all the cool air in. 
Put the cornflakes in a large bowl, and crush them slightly with you hands. Add the chocolate mixture, and stir everything together, ensuring all the cornflakes are covered. Evenly distribute the mixture into the cake cases. Add your toppings and put in the fridge for a minimum of an hour. I like to leave mine over night, as I like them really cold and crunchy. 

– happy baking! – 




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This recipe is my own, however I am sure there are many others that state the same thing! 

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