Creepy cornflake cakes

Image showing cornflake cakes that have been decorated to look like spiders

I haven't made cornflake cakes in forever so I thought I'd take the autumn season as an opportunity to recreate these moreish delights from my old blog,

These Creepy Cornflake Cakes are a spooktacular addition to any Halloween celebration! With their charmingly eerie appearance and delicious taste, they're bound to cast a delightful spell on your taste buds. This easy recipe turns a simple treat into a ghoulishly delightful masterpiece.

Transform ordinary cornflake cakes into spooky delights using smarties as eyes and fizzy laces as legs. I enjoy making these as an adult but the recipe itself is also perfect for getting the kids involved in the kitchen - they'll loving mixing the ingredients and placing the eyes on the cakes!

The six ingredients are easy to find, and you'll likely have most of them in your cupboard already. The taste is nothing short of delightful. The contrast of crispy cornflakes with the sour fizzy laces is very moreish. The sweet and slightly salty flavor profile is a perfect match for Halloween festivities, and these treats are guaranteed to disappear from your dessert table in no time.

What's more, there's no excuse that you can't contribute to the next Halloween party you've been invited to. These Creepy Cornflake Cakes provide a foolproof way to impress your fellow partygoers with your culinary prowess, even if you're not a seasoned baker. Whether you're throwing a Halloween party or just want to surprise your family with a ghoulishly delightful treat, these Creepy Cornflake Cakes are the way to go.

The straightforward instructions and readily available ingredients ensure that anyone, regardless of their cooking experience, can whip up these spooktacular treats. So, put on your apron, channel your inner witch or wizard, and prepare to whip up these enchanting delights to become the star of the Halloween party!

Make sure you let me know in the comments if you decide to give these a go.

Image showing cornflake cakes that have been decorated to look like spiders

Creepy Cornflake Cakes

A quick and easy recipe with just 6 ingredients for creepy cornflake cakes perfect for the Halloween season. Melted chocolate and cornflakes make for a moreish combination - what's not to love?
Prep Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 2 cupcake trays
  • 24 cupcakes cases
  • 1 sauce pan
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 400 grams milk or dark chocolate
  • 200 grams unsalted butter
  • 12 tbsp golden syrup
  • 300 grams cornflakes

To decorate: smarties and fizzy laces


    • Lay out 24 cupcakes cases in cupcake trays
    • Put the chocolate, butter and golden syrup into a saucepan
    • Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup over a low heat
    • Allow to cool a little then add the cornflakes
    • Gently stir the ingredients together using a wooden spoon
    • Spoon the mixture into the prepared cupcake cases
    • To make spider cornflake cakes add smarties for the eyes and cut the fizzy laces down to size to use them for the legs


    Store them in the fridge if you like a crunch!

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