Turn oven onto 180 degrees Celcius.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour and cocoa, stir into creamed mixture.
Fold in cornflakes. Spoon mounds onto a greased tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until set.
When cold ice with chocolate icing.
Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl add melted butter and sufficient water to mix to a spreadable consistency
Baby Christmas Cakes
Chop the fruit and nuts coarsely and put in a bowl with the whisky, brandy or rum. Leave to steep for as long as possible. Overnight is best. Turn the oven to 160ºC and place 12 paper patty cups in a muffin tray. Put the soft butter, brown sugar and treacle or golden syrup in a mixing bowl and beat until light, then beat in the egg. Sift the flour, baking soda and cinnamon together and beat into the batter with the milk. Beat in the prepared fruit. Scoop batter into 12 paper patty pans and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cakes are set. They will still be flat and a little sticky on the surface. Remove from the oven and brush a little more whisky, brandy or run over the tops of the cakes. Cook on a rack. Eat straight away or leave to mature for a couple of weeks.