Chocolate Vegan Hot Cross Bun Easter Video Recipe Love Cocoa

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We have created some delicious vegan alternative hot cross buns with ice cream! This is the ultimate Easter treat to make for the family.

These easy-to-make Buns (watch the video recipe above) are so much tastier than supermarket hot cross buns which are full of sugar and far less fresh.


hot cross chocolate buns


Makes: 6

Dry ingredients:
255g plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
80g Ecuador 70% Organic Dark Chocolate, finely chopped

Wet ingredients:
4 tbsp vegan butter, melted – or you can use coconut oil
150ml plant-based milk of choice, warmed
7g sachet of yeast
3 tbsp coconut sugar – or you can use brown sugar
Vegan ice cream to serve

For the crosses:
Use more melted chocolate to create the crosses


  • Heat the milk until it’s slightly warm, but not too hot or it will kill the yeast. Pour into a bowl and mix in the sugar and yeast. Leave to the side for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to grow.
  • In a larger bowl, mix together the flour, spices, salt and chopped chocolate.
  • Fold in the yeast mixture and melted butter/coconut oil. Mix until a dough forms and then kneed for a couple of minutes. Add more milk if needed.
  • Cover with cling film and a towel. Leave in a warm place for 1-2 hours to rise.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into 6 balls and arrange in a lightly oiled tin/baking dish. I used a loaf tin. Cover and leave to rise again for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 190*C (170*C fan assisted) and bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool completely before creating the crosses.
  • Use melted chocolate and a piping bag (or a spoon) to create the crosses.
  • To serve – Halve a hot cross bun and place a scoop of your favourite ice cream (I recommend chocolate!) on the bottom half then sandwich with the top half.

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