Black Forest Buns
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Serves: 12 buns
Delicious buns stuffed with chocolate cake and cherry preserve, drizzled with chocolate
For dough
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 50 gms (3.5 tbl spn) butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • ¾ tea spn salt
  • 1 and ½ tea spn instant yeast
  • 3 to 3¼ cups all purpose flour
For Filling
  • ¾ cup strawberry/cherry jam (I used cherry preserve)
  • 2 and ½ to 3 cup crumbled chocolate cake (I used ½ recipe of black forest cake)
For Drizzling
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat milk and water till it is warm.
  2. Take off heat and add butter, mix till it melts. (I transferred it to stand mixer bowl).
  3. Add sugar and beat till it is dissolved.
  4. Cool down the mixture and then add yeast, egg and beat till mixed.
  5. Add 1 cup of flour, salt and mix.
  6. Add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time till everything is mixed well.
  7. Knead the dough for about 10mins.
  8. Lightly apply oil to the surface of the dough and leave it aside covered for about 1 and ½ hrs till it doubles in volume.
  9. Now punch down the dough and roll it into approximately 18" x 12" rectangle.
  10. Spread the jam (or cherry preserve or compote) on it.
  11. Spread crumbled cake on top.
  12. Roll the dough as tightly as possible.
  13. Cut into 12 equal pieces.
  14. Place them in a cake pan leaving some space between them for them to rise(there was not much space left in my cake pan, so I kept them pretty close).
  15. Leave them aside loosely covered for another 45mins-1hr to rise.
  16. Preheat the oven at 350F for about 10mins.
  17. Bake at 350F for 25-30mins.
  18. Cool them completely. Then drizzle melted chocolate on top.
Recipe by Aayis Recipes at