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Cherry-Chocolate Buns

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Cherry-Chocolate Buns
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 18
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Two of your favorite things--bread and chocolate--in this yummy bun.
Updated Aug 14, 2006

Ingredients

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Look for maraschino cherries with or without stems. Use any remaining cherries as a garnish for these buns or other sweet treats and cocktails.
  • tip 2
    Arrange glazed buns on large white plate. Garnish with stemmed maraschino cherries or fresh cherries. Accent the platter with sprigs of fresh mint.

Nutrition

130 Calories, 4 g Total Fat, 2 g Protein, 23 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bun
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
70 mg
Potassium
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
23 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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