Chocolate Bun

This is Arkensen and Nanzaro’s favourite bun. It is chocolatey and soft. Sometimes, I fill the buns with some semi-sweet chocolate chips to give it the extra omph.


The Chocolate Buns are good for breakfast or after school snacks. They disappear very fast. The boys gobbles them all down in no time.


This time, I filled the Chocolate Bun with a few white chocolate wafers.


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour (I used all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • chocolate chips/wafer (optional)

I used the bread machine to prepare the dough. Set the bread machine to dough setting. Place the ingredients into the machine in the order as per your machine’s requirement.
Click on the link below for the instructions.


Preheat the oven to 350F. I bake the buns at 325F because I usually use a glass baking dish.

IMG_3678Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Lightly flatten a piece of the dough and fill it with a few chocolate wafers. Pinch the edges together and roll the dough into a ball.
IMG_3679Repeat with all the dough.
IMG_3683Let the buns rise in a warm and dust free place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.I usually place them in an oven which I heat up just a tad and switch off. I also place a bowl of hot water in the oven to keep it warm. Bake at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes. You may cover the buns with an aluminum foil after 10 minutes to prevent the top from being too crusty.

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  1. monkey

    Dear Suanne and Ben:

    I wanted to let you know how much I really enjoy your food blog. Each post is thoughtful with great pictures of your food adventures and recipes. I learn something new from your postings. I am new to Vancouver, so I find your restaurant suggestions to be very helpful too. Keep up the great work.

  2. Boo

    Can I ask is it an egg wash you are doing before baking? Thanks

  3. suanne

    Hi Boo, it’s like egg wash but I used milk instead of egg.

  4. cocoa

    This look really easy to prepare..
    Thanks for sharing

  5. akwok

    Is it just me, or has the last article been stuck on March 15th for a while now? 😮

  6. Windy

    Just want to say Happy Easter to you and your family. The buns look really lovely…

  7. chongming

    whats the methods no methods how to do at least state all the methods first pls i have all ingre. but i don’t know how to do?!

  8. Suanne

    Hi chongming, I used a breadmachine to prepare the dough. That’s easy. Just place the ingredients into the breadmachine according to the sequence as listed in the manual. If you want to make the dough from scratch, you may refer to this post of making pizza dough from scratch which will be very similar to making bread dough,
    Hope this help.

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