Chocolate Buns Recipe

While buns are perfect treats for parties – chocolate buns tend to be the most popular ones. They are very easy to make and the recipe is perfect for those who think they can’t cook, kids, busy people and of course for all chocolate cake lovers!


To make enough mixture for 12 small buns, you will need:

  • 100g (1 oz) of butter
  • 100g (4 oz) of caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 25g (1 oz) of cocoa powder
  • 75g (3 oz) of self-raising flower


  • Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Line a bun tin with bun cases.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
  • Gently fold in remaining flour and cocoa powder.
  • Half fill the paper cases with the mixture and bake for about 15 minutes until firm.

To vary the recipe:

  • Ice and decorate your buns
  • Add chocolate chips to the mixture (white chocolate will make an interesting colour contrast)
  • Sprinkle chopped candied orange peels on your buns before baking (pictured above)
  • Sprinkle the buns with icing sugar after baking


PS: if you like those chocolate buns, why not check out our Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe or easy chocolate cake recipe? You can also visit our online shop to check out our range of chocolates – including Belgian chocolates and Guylian Chocolates.

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8 Comments on Chocolate Buns Recipe

  1. Thank very much, I looked everywhere for a good, proper and easy recipe for just chocolate buns not chocolate chip. This was a really good and easy recipe, exactly what I was looking for! Very tasty buns as well, thanks very very much 🙂

  2. You’re welcome Julia, Let us know how they turn out!

  3. this is the easiest recipe i have found for chocolate buns, and they are the best buns i have ever made! (although i did add a bit extra sugar as we all have a sweet tooth!) thank you very much 🙂

  4. Hi Laura,

    I am glad you liked the chocolate buns. It is indeed a very quick and easy recipe!


  5. Just tried this recipe and they buns have gone down well. So well in fact that my hubby is taking a batch to work with him tonight. Thank you Sophie for sharing.

  6. Glad you liked the buns – thanks for your feedback.

  7. Tastes fab. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Ahh thank you!! This is by far the easiest recipe I have found! Much love 😀

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