Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe


I’m sure I am not the only one who gets a little too excited every year when Hot Cross Buns come on sale. It’s happening earlier and earlier, just after Christmas this year-round – but obvious I oblige and buy a few every trip to the supermarket.


They are just so delicious, …and I need to make up for all those long months after Easter when they are no longer available. Just think about how terrible it must be to live in a country that doesn’t have them…Iran. Japan. Finland. I have to say it: life just wouldn’t be quite as good without them.

Sometimes, my eyes are bigger than my stomach, and I commit the sin of allowing hot cross buns to get a bit stale. Sure, I could toast them up – which I often do – but sometimes, you just want to do something a little more indulgent. Something with a twist. Enter this Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding recipe – a fabulous twist on the classic bread and butter pudding. Just more decadent and fun.

Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe

Not too sweet, the cherry and dark chocolate perfectly compliment my favorite spiced bun – and there is lots of room for flexibility here. Once you have made it a few times, you can experiment with different chocolates, berries, jams, and more. Or even try making it with those new-fangled Chocolate Hot Cross Buns – though I am a bit of purist here.

Even better, this Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding recipe is easy to make – you can’t really do it wrong. Not only is it a perfect dessert – but left overnight, it can be slightly warmed for a delicious ( if high calorie) breakfast. Don’t blame me, however, if the addiction spirals out of control and you end up with a freezer full of hot cross buns to make sure you can last all year round.

What? What is the other solution? To make Hot Cross Buns year-round. Hmmm, now there is an idea…

Cherry & Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe


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Yield: serves 6 people

Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

An easy-to-follow Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding recipe, perfect for when you have too many buns leftover. A decadent take on a class bread and butter pudding.


  • 6 hot cross buns
  • 40 g butter
  • ¼ cup cherry jam (or any berry jam)
  • 1 cup cherries, frozen and pitted
  • 150 g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup double cream
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • icing sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 340ºF (170ºC). Lightly grease a large shallow ovenproof dish (approx 25 x 32cm).
  2. Halve the hot cross buns and spread each with the butter, and then the jam. Arrange in the oven dish alternating the bases - jam-side up - with the tops, cross side up. Sprinkle evenly with the cherries and dark chocolate.

Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe

  1. Whisk eggs lightly in a large bowl and then add the milk, cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Pour the mixture evenly over the buns. Set aside to soak for 15 mins, pressing the buns down into the mix as they soften.
  1. Bake for 40-50 mins until the mixture is set. Remove and allow to stand for 5 mins. Serve warm, dusted lightly with icing sugar if desired.

Cherry And Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 639Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 371mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 3gSugar: 55gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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