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Triple Chocolate Buns for National Chocolate Week

Triple Chocolate Buns

Small Cakes, We Should Cocoa | 16th October 2016 | By

Way back in 2011, I made these double chocolate buns and they proved to be quite popular amongst my readers. I’ve been promising myself to make them again ever since and I’ve finally got around to it. This time around, however, I upped the ante and turned them into triple chocolate buns. It seems only fitting as it’s the last day of National Chocolate Week.

Our neighbours recently gave us a desk they were getting rid of. I felt a little thank you seemed in order; I grabbed my trusty bowl and wooden spoon and knocked up a batch of these triple chocolate buns. The neighbours were delighted, especially their  grandson, who I later learnt ate the lion’s share. As I made fifteen, there were a few extra for me and CT to try as well.

Triple Chocolate Buns

This recipe for triple chocolate buns is super easy and very quick to make. You really don’t need a mixer. The results are good and  chocolatey. They’re not too sweet, but have little bites of caramelised white chocolate and melting milk chocolate to liven things up a bit. The sponge is surprisingly light, given that they’re made with wholemeal flour.

Triple Chocolate Buns
Yields 15
Rich chocolate buns with pieces of crunchy white chocolate and melting milk chocolate. Easy to make, they'll appeal to all.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 125g unsalted butter - softened
  2. 125g of golden caster sugar
  3. 2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  4. ยฝ tsp vanilla extract (I used homemade)
  5. 250g golden wholemeal flour (or half wholemeal, half plain)
  6. 50g cocoa powder
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 tsp bicarb of soda.
  9. 250ml kefir, buttermilk or sour milk.
  10. 60g white chocolate - roughly chopped
  11. 60g milk chocolate - roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Beat the eggs in, one by one.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and beat some more.
  4. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix in alternately with the kefir.
  5. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
  6. Spoon into 15 muffin cases.
  7. Bake at 180โ„ƒ for 20 minutes.
Adapted from The Great British Bake Off: How To Bake by Linda Collister
Adapted from The Great British Bake Off: How To Bake by Linda Collister
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
We Should Cocoa LogoThese triple chocolate buns are my entry to this month’s #WeShouldCocoa. If you’ve made anything with chocolate and have blogged about it this month, do join in.

 

 

Treat Petite LogoThey also go to Baking Explorer and Cakeyboi for this month’s Treat Petite

 

 

Bake of the Week LogoAnd I mustn’t forget Bake of the Week at Casa Costello.

 

 

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Comments

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    Elizabeth
    16th October 2016

    My goodness these look good! My kids would love them. Definitely have to bake these soon! Thanks for linking my cake up with your lovely post too, and I hope you’ve had a fantastic chocolate week!

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      Choclette
      16th October 2016

      Thanks very much Elizabeth. The beauty of these buns is that they are quick and simple to make. Your spooky spider cake has made my Chocolate Week – it’s a stunner.

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      Choclette
      18th October 2016

      Haha Louise. I don’t think they lasted too long next door ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Dom
    16th October 2016

    such a lovely gift…very thoughtful and very jealous of your neighbours, these buns look delightful! triple chocolate, yes please!

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      Choclette
      18th October 2016

      These are a must bake for your boys Jo – there’s plenty to go around ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katie Bryson
    17th October 2016

    What a fab recipe Choclette, just the kind of thing I love baking with the boys. I reckon these’ll go down a storm at half term ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Choclette
      18th October 2016

      Oh yes Katie, these would be perfect for baking with your boys ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sammie
    18th October 2016

    Love these and know our 3 teenagers will too. I have been increasingly trying to add more fibre into my sweet bakes and these fit the bill perfectly. Thank you for a great recipe.

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      Choclette
      18th October 2016

      Thanks Sammie. Wholemeal flour gives a lovely flavour to bakes as well as adding fibre.

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    Phil in the Kitchen
    18th October 2016

    As usual you’ve reminded me just how fine baking and chocolate are together. They look so lovely – just when I’m trying to be restrained in my eating for a week or two. I hadn’t noticed National Chocolate Week at all – I’m obviously missing out.

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      Choclette
      19th October 2016

      Hello Phil. Lovely to hear from you. I’ve not been very good at being restrained recently and think I need to take a leaf our of your book. Even I was taken a bit unawares by National Chocolate Week this year – I’m losing my touch!

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    19th October 2016

    These look awesome – the chocolatier something is the better, in my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the white chocolate chips especially!

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      Choclette
      19th October 2016

      Thanks Becca. White chocolate bits in small cakes are phenomenal as they tend to caramelise – yum!

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    19th October 2016

    What a perfect batch of buns….. and why have double when you can have triple chocolate?! I love that you baked them to say thank you too……. home-baked is so much nicer than a shop-bought gift and absolutely comes from the heart! x

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      Choclette
      20th October 2016

      Thanks Kate. I love buns like this that can be whipped up in no time, but stand up to be unadorned and are still super tasty. I guess it’s no surprise I express my thanks with cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Natalie Cooks
    25th October 2016

    How did I miss the Chocolate Week? These buns look amazing, a true chocoholic’s dream.

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    Helen at Casa Costello
    25th October 2016

    What neighbourly spirit! No wonder the teenage son loved these! Those bits of chocolate poking through as so tempting. Thanks once again for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek

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      Choclette
      26th October 2016

      Thanks Helen, baking is my go to way of saying thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Choclette
      31st October 2016

      Thanks Kat. It’s always a good idea to get on side with the neighbours ๐Ÿ˜‰

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