An Easy to Bake Tasty Basic Chocolate Bun Recipe

easy Basic Chocolate Bun Recipe


This easy basic chocolate bun recipe is perfect for both beginners and experienced cooks alike.  It is quick to make and easy to get great results with a bit of practice.

These buns are made with self-raising flour although you could equally use plain flour and baking powder if you prefer.

They are great for all occasions, children’s parties etc.  If you want to batch cook them you can freeze them.  They are never quite the same as fresh, though.

Easy Chocolate Bun Recipe for Beginners

Easy Chocolate Bun Recipe for Beginners

An Easy to Bake Tasty Basic Chocolate Bun Recipe

This simple chocolate bun recipe is easy to do and great fun for the whole family. If you want to you can add chocolate icing or buttercream and rainbow or chocolate sprinkles or balls to make them more decorative.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 110 g Flour self-rasing 4oz
  • 170 g caster sugar 6oz
  • 170 g butter or baking margarine 6oz
  • 60 g of good quality cocoa powder High percentage of coco (2oz
  • 3 eggs


  1. Mix together the cocoa, self-raising flour, caster sugar, butter and eggs until they are fully mixed together and the mixture is smooth
  2. Preheat your  oven until it reaches the required temperature
  3. Place your bun cases into the bun tins (About 12 cases)
  4. Divide your mixture evenly between all of your bun cases leave room for them to rise so don't fill to the top
  5. Preheat your oven to 190C / Gas mark 5/ 374F
  6. Cook the buns for about 14-17 minutes. Check that they have risen and are springy when you touch them if they are they are ready, if not cook until they are.
  7. When they are ready, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool down

Recipe Notes

Note: They don't have to be flat on top a pointed top is fine.