• Are you ready for dessert? If you’re a coffee-lover, then these yummy dessert buns are a must-have!

    Chocolate buns with coffee ganache


    For the chocolate buns

    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
    • Pinch nutmeg
    • 1⁄2 cup cocoa
    • 1⁄2 cup warm black coffee
    • 1⁄2 cup oil
    • 200 g dark chocolate, melted
    • 5 eggs, separated

    For the sweet cream

    • 1 cup cream
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 1⁄4 tsp ground cloves
    • 1⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1⁄4 tsp ground cardamom

    For the coffee ganache

    • 250 g dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup cream
    • Pinch salt
    • 2 tbsp instant coffee


    For the chocolate buns

    PREHEAT the oven to 180°C. Grease 10 round 8cm moulds and set aside.

    MIX all the dry ingredients together.

    WHISK coffee, oil, melted chocolate and egg yolks until smooth. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

    WHIP egg whites to soft-peak stage and fold them into the chocolate.

    DIVIDE the mixture between prepared moulds and bake for 30 minutes.

    For the sweet cream

    WHIP the cream until fluffy, then gently fold in the honey and spices.

    For the coffee ganache

    PLACE chocolate in a bowl.

    HEAT the cream, salt and coffee until tiny bubbles appear around the edge; pour over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 1 minute. Mix until smooth.

    SERVE chocolate buns with a dollop sweet cream and ganache.


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