Chocolate Orange Buns

Chocolate Orange Buns

Course: Baking, Dessert
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 30 buns
Author: Anna Bloomfield
These chocolate orange buns will be loved by kids and adults alike. They are quick, easy and impressive.
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For the buns

  • 225 g butter
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 50 g cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Zest of two oranges

For the icing

  • 200 g icing sugar sieved
  • 150 g soft butter
  • 100 g plain chocolate
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange juice ((or liqueur see above))

For the decoration

  • 1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange


For the buns

  • Preheat the oven to 170⁰C.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time adding a little of the flour if the mixture splits.
  • Sieve in the remaining dry ingredients, add the orange zest and stir together ensuring you do not over-beat the mixture.
  • Spoon into the bun cases.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Ensure the buns are fully cooked before you remove them. A skewer inserted into the center should come out clean. Alternatively, the bun should spring back when you press the top gently.

For the icing

  • Melt the chocolate. The easiest way to do this is to heat it gently in the microwave. I put it on rapid defrost and it takes about 1 minute. Make sure that you stir it every 15 seconds or so. This will aid the melting and ensure it doesn’t burn.
  • Whilst the chocolate is cooling beat (or whisk if you dare) together the icing sugar, butter and orange juice or liqueur.
  • Add the cooled chocolate and beat together once more.

To decorate

  • Once the buns have totally cooled place a small spoonful of the icing onto each bun pressing a segment of chocolate orange into each little mound of icing.


Calories: 199kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 22g (7%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 12g (18%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (35%) | Cholesterol: 48mg (16%) | Sodium: 99mg (4%) | Potassium: 83mg (2%) | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g (18%) | Vitamin A: 345IU (7%) | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg (2%) | Iron: 0.5mg (3%)

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