Cherry-Chocolate Buns

Cherry-Chocolate Buns

Two of your favorite things--bread and chocolate--in this yummy bun.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

18

buns

Buns
1
package regular active dry yeast
3/4
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup shortening
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
12
maraschino cherries, cut into eighths
Glaze
1
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in cocoa, granulated sugar, shortening, salt, egg and 1 cup of the flour with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  2. Stir in remaining flour and the cherries. Scrape batter from side of bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  3. Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups. Stir down batter by beating 25 strokes. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Cover and let rise in warm place about 40 minutes or until double.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. Bake about 15 minutes. Immediately remove from pan to cooling rack.
  5. In medium bowl, mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm buns.
Makes 18 buns
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Purchasing
Look for maraschino cherries with or without stems. Use any remaining cherries as a garnish for these buns or other sweet treats and cocktails.
Special Touch
Arrange glazed buns on large white plate. Garnish with stemmed maraschino cherries or fresh cherries. Accent the platter with sprigs of fresh mint.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bun)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 35 ),
  • Total Fat 4 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 10 mg;
  • Sodium 70 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.