Double Chocolate Buns

Double Chocolate Buns

Light but moist individual cakes with a smooth texture and crunchy bits of white chocolate. They're quick to make and quite delicious.

Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keywords buns, cakes, chocolate, easy, quick
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 buns
Calories 209 kcal
Author Choclette


  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g of molasses sugar
  • 2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (I used homemade)
  • 250 g flour (half wholemeal, half white)
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda.
  • 250 ml mixture of crème fraîche and low fat Greek yogurt.
  • 100 g white chocolate - chopped
  • a little icing sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Cream butter with sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs, one by one.
  3. Add vanilla extract and beat some more.
  4. Sift in dry ingredients and mix in alternately with crème fraîche and yogurt.
  5. Stir in 100g chopped white chocolate.
  6. Spoon into 15 muffin cases.
  7. Bake at 180℃ for 20 minutes.
  8. Place onto a rack to cool, then dust with icing sugar if desired.

Recipe Notes

Can use all crème fraîche or all yogurt instead of a mixture of both.

Adapted from The Great British Bake Off: How To Bake by Linda Collister

Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 16%
Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.6g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 13.4g
Protein 4.9g 10%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.