The Most Delicious Hot Cocoa Buns You’ll Ever Taste

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make treat to enjoy during the colder months, look no further than this recipe for Hot Cocoa Buns! Read on to learn how to make these delectable pastries with just a few simple steps. You’ll be snuggled up with a cozy cup of cocoa and sweet, fluffy buns in no time!

When it comes to winter comfort food, there’s nothing quite like a hot cocoa bun fresh out of the oven. And while they may look daunting to make, we promise they’re not as difficult as they appear. Follow our step-by-step recipe below and you’ll have a batch of the most delicious hot cocoa buns you’ve ever tasted in no time!

Ingredients and Materials Needed

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 batch of hot cocoa buns
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Step-by-Step Instructions


1. 1⁄2 cup (120ml) water
2. 1⁄4 cup (50g) sugar
3. 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
4. 2 teaspoons (10g) instant coffee powder
5. 2 cups (250g) of all-purpose flour
6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
7. 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
8. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
9. 3 tablespoons (45g) unsweetened cocoa powder
10. 1 cup (240ml) milk, at room temperature
11. 1 large egg, at room temperature
12. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions: Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside In a small bowl, whisk together water, sugar, oil, and instant coffee until the sugar is dissolved In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the coffee mixture Gradually stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined Stir in milk, egg, and vanilla extract until the batter is smooth Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bun.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

Hot Cocoa Buns

Tips for the Perfect Hot Cocoa Buns

There are a few key tips for making the perfect hot cocoa buns. First, make sure to use good-quality chocolate. This will make all the difference in the taste of your buns. Second, be careful not to overcook the buns. They should be soft and fluffy, not dry and crumbly. Finally, don’t forget the marshmallows! They’re an essential part of any hot cocoa bun.

Now that you know these tips, you’re well on your way to making the most delicious hot cocoa buns you’ve ever tasted. Follow the recipe below and enjoy!

Decorating Ideas

When it comes to decorating your hot cocoa buns, the sky is the limit! You can go with a simple frosting, or get creative and add some fun toppings. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Top your buns with a classic chocolate frosting. Add some marshmallows on top for an extra special treat!
  • Get festive with a peppermint frosting. This is perfect for the holidays!
  • Try something unexpected and top your buns with a peanut butter frosting. Add some chopped peanuts on top for an extra crunch.


Hot cocoa buns are a delicious treat that is sure to please everyone who takes a bite. With this step-by-step recipe, you can create the most delicious hot cocoa buns you will ever taste in no time at all. It’s an easy and affordable dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

So, preheat your oven and get ready to enjoy some homemade hot cocoa buns!

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