Cornish Flag Crispy Cake – Recipe

This is a cake that will bring a tear to the eye of any patriotic Cornish gentleman or lady. What’s more, it’s massive, delicious and easy to make. It’s basically one of those little crispy cakes you see at village fetes, but with the slight tweak of going supersize and using two types of crispyness to create the beautiful image of the Saint Piran’s Flag.

Now strap yourself in, here we go:

So basically for this recipe you are going to need one mix of white chocolate crispy for the cross and a second, larger mix of dark chocolate crispy for the background.

For the cross/white mix:
  • 3oz/75g Rice Krispies
  • 2oz/50g butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 8oz/225g white chocolate, smashed into pieces
For the background/dark mix:
  • 6oz/150g Corn Flakes
  • 4oz/100g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 16oz/450g dark chocolate, smashed into pieces

(This is all way flexible, you can mix up the types of cereal, add mars bars to the dark mix, marshmallows to the white mix, whatever you want really, as long as you have about twice as much dark mix as white mix. This also makes a flag that is about A3, so you might want to half the recipe if you are a healthy or a hermit that has no one to share with.

Step One

The hardest bit of this recipe is making the mould, you are going to need 4 identical rectangular cake trays, now unless you are really into shopping at Lakeland, I imagine like me, you don’t have these. What I did was improvise with the boxes from 4 old VHS tapes. All you’ve got to do is remove your copy of, Jurassic Park/ET/Titanic or whatever classic you’ve been saving, give it a clean and line it with tin foil.

If you were born in the 90’s or something and don’t have any videos or even know what i’m talking about, you’re going to have to improvise, whatever you use, just line it with tin foil or baking paper.

Once you’ve got the four rectangular trays sorted, move onto this:

Step Two
  • Melt the dark chocolate, golden syrup and butter from the background/dark mix. You can do this however you want, in the microwave, over simmering water, placing it under a sleeping dog, it’s up to you, who am I to tell you how to cook. Then stir the mixture until smooth.
  • Now while it’s all still molten and gorgeous, try not to eat it and mix in your Cornflakes.
  • Pour this chocolatey, cereal perfection into your four rectangular moulds.
  • Now leave this too cool.
Step Three
  • Once they have set, you need to move onto stage three.
  • You need to get a big cardboard box or tray and lay a massive piece of tinfoil or baking paper over it.
  • Carefully remove your four, dark chocolate rectangles from their moulds and arrange them on your big piece of tinfoil.
  • Make sure they are in the perfect St Piran’s Flag shape, with a nice gap between.
  • Then fold up the edges so that when you pour in the white chocolate mix, it wont escape out the sides.
Step Four Creating the Cross
  • Now repeat the dark chocolate mix, but with the white chocolate ingredients.
  • Pour the white chocolate mix into the gap between the four dark chocolate rectangles.
  • Leave it all to set.

There you have it, a beautiful Cornish/Kernow/St Piran’s flag, recreated in the medium of melted chocolate and cereals.

Corwall Flag


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