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Black Forest buns

Black Forest Buns

Delicious buns stuffed with chocolate cake and cherry preserve, drizzled with chocolate
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 12 buns


For dough

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 50 gms 3.5 tbl spn butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg optional
  • 3/4 tea spn salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tea spn instant yeast
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

For Filling

  • 3/4 cup strawberry/cherry jam I used cherry preserve
  • 2 and 1/2 to 3 cup crumbled chocolate cake I used 1/2 recipe of black forest cake

For Drizzling

  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Heat milk and water till it is warm.
  • Take off heat and add butter, mix till it melts. (I transferred it to stand mixer bowl).
  • Add sugar and beat till it is dissolved.
  • Cool down the mixture and then add yeast, egg and beat till mixed.
  • Add 1 cup of flour, salt and mix.
  • Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time till everything is mixed well.
  • Knead the dough for about 10mins.
  • Lightly apply oil to the surface of the dough and leave it aside covered for about 1 and 1/2 hrs till it doubles in volume.
  • Now punch down the dough and roll it into approximately 18" x 12" rectangle.
  • Spread the jam (or cherry preserve or compote) on it.
  • Spread crumbled cake on top.
  • Roll the dough as tightly as possible.

  • Cut into 12 equal pieces.
  • 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).
  • Leave them aside loosely covered for another 45mins-1hr to rise.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F for about 10mins.
  • Bake at 350F for 25-30mins.
  • Cool them completely. Then drizzle melted chocolate on top.