Monday, March 03, 2008

Chocolate Pull-Apart Sticky Buns

Have you ever tried to reinvent a recipe on your own and it turned out great? I was checking my e-mail and came across an ad. from, clicked on it and got inspired by their Grands Cinnamon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake. I think I have seen this kind of coffee cake before and thought that it's really interesting but never attempted in making it. What got me into the baking mood was I did have a can of refrigerated biscuits sitting in the refrigerator.

So, I said to myself why not since my mind already racing through the ideas of how I should get it done and thus that was no stopping me. Since I was tailoring to my kids taste bud, I decided to use cocoa powder instead of cinnamon powder, made it into a mini version and pray for the best.

The finished product looked great! You just pull it apart piece by piece to savor it. Oh man, the crust was toasty and the inside was soft and it's chocolaty and sweet, I just fell in love with it.

Want a piece?

Since this is such a delectable and easy recipe, I'm going to share it with you here. I hope you will fall in love with this recipe too. My version is not as sweet as the American version but just sweet enough for our Asian taste bud. Great for breakfast coffee or an afternoon tea, even unexpected guests since it's so easy to prepare and screams Eat Me! Eat Me!


1 can of 10 small homestyle biscuits (7.5oz)
1/8 cup of granulated sugar
1 tsp. cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. brown sugar


1. Open the can of biscuits and quarter each biscuit to make 40 pieces.

2. In a Ziploc bag, add in the granulated sugar and cocoa powder, mix well. Add in the pieces of dough, zipped it and shake well. Try to make sure each piece is coated well with the mixture.

3. Spray four mini bundt pans with butter spray. Preheat the oven to 375'F. Lay about 10 pieces of mixed dough into each bundt pan.

4. Melt the butter in the microwave and add in the leftover sugar/cocoa mixture from the Ziploc bag into the butter (if there is still any left). And add in the brown sugar, mix well until sugars dissolved. Then, spoon the mixture over the top of the arranged dough pieces (About 2 tsp. each).

5. Bake in preheated 375'F oven for 15 minutes.

~Makes 4 mini bundt size sticky buns. Serve two adults or four kids.
This is how American can biscuit looks like. Lots of variety and they eat it for breakfast or with meal. Just open and bake ready-made dough.


Anonymous said...

Looks soooo Yummy!!! I love to use those ready to use doughs. It's great for "emergencies"!!!

Have you tried making fruit tarts with ready made mini pie shells?? I use Jello pudding for the custard part and just top with whatever fruits I have at home!

cocoa said...

What a great invention... definitely try this over weekend for breakfast. I have a few biscuit sitting in my freezer are screaming at me EAT ME!! haa.. love your idea..

Anna said...

I love the idea of pull-apart buns! Mmm ^__^ Gorgeous photos, too!

Melita said...

Very creative! I shall try; sounds good! :)

test it comm said...

Those look good. I like the pull apart concept.

daphne said...

What are "biscuits"? They look very pastry like?

Sweet Jasmine said...

hmm...yummy...wonder what we can put in place of canned biscuits which we do not have here...

tigerfish said...

I can only fall in love with these biscuits and not the recipes because got no oven now!

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know how does homestyle biscuit look like? the dough u mention is e homestyle biscuit?

Baking Fiend said...

Me! Me! I want a piece! LOL...

Frankly, we do not have any canned biscuits here in sg. What exactly izzit? *curious* and any subsitute?

It looks really delicious! * k, time for my tea-break*

Retno Prihadana said...

Yes, I want it!. Change with some cupcakes ^_^

Ling's Passion said...

May I know what is can biscuit and how to make from scratch. Don't think we can get it here in KL.

ICook4Fun said...

This sticky buns look very similar to Monkey Bread but is loaded but sugar and butter. I like your version better as is much healthier.

Anonymous said...


im a silent reader that loves your blog... please tell me what are homestyle biscuits in a can? are they like cookies? never heard of such a thing in australia!

they look yummy btw :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

haha! You are opening a can of biscuits uh? Very convenient leh! Yummy looking sticky buns! ;)

Beachlover said...

I love cinninom biscuit but your look good too!..Soft and moist..good job!!

Yee said...

Oh.. this is like Monkey Bread. I made this once, and the recipe called for so much sugar and butter, but I didn't even think of cutting down. It was nice, but couldn't bear to make again. Now seeing your post, I'm ready to make again. Using cocoa powder instead of cinnamon is brilliant. Will do that! Thanks, C!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Tricia. I like the bread stick too. I don't think I have seen the ready made mini pie shells, never pay attention before. Thanks for your easy suggestion of making fruit tarts. I thought of the Jello pudding as custard too, but never gotten myself to really make it yet.

You're welcome cocoa. Just adjust the amount to suit the size of your biscuit, mine is the mini size. ;)

Thanks Indigo, Medena & Kevin. :)

Hi Daphne,
I just added a picture of the biscuit. It's a American bread. :D

Sweet Jasmine,
Don't know leh. Have to make the biscuit from scratch maybe?

Quick quick go buy an oven. Or get the convection microwave oven.

Hi Anon,
Just posted a picture. But I used the homestyle biscuit. These days it comes with lots of variety.

Hi Baking Fiend,
Are you sure you don't have this Pillsbury brand biscuit in S'pore? It's very common here and I think you should be able to find it because what if the angmohs in S'pore want to eat their biscuit? LOL!

Help yourself Retno. :)

Hi Ling, I just posted a picture and hope you can find it. It's very very common here leh.

Hi Gert, yes it's like Monkey Bread but with cocoa powder and a lot less sweet. :P

Thanks Anon. I just posted a picture and hope you can find it in Australia.

Yes V! I thought I might be able to use it and furthermore, it's on sales for super cheap leh. LOL!

Thanks Beachlover. :)

Dwiana P said...

it looks so soft, make me want to take one:)

Unknown said...

i absolutely want want here..throw (opening mouth wideeeeee) hehehe

Big Boys Oven said...

gosh they look so nice and so yummy. hmmm must try making them!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome Louisa, hope you like it! :)

Dwiana, go make, go make, it's really soft. :)

Throw one into Rita open mouth! :)

Thanks BBOven. Yes, do try! :)

Baking Fiend said...

Thanks for posting the pics of the biscuits, Ching. I'll open my eyes BIG-BIG and go hunt for it. Wish me luck!

SIG said...

baking fiend - I believe they can be found in Singapore as some supermarkets carry Pillsbury ready rolls. Try like Jason's Market Place, or Paragon, Tanglin Market Place type supermarkets.

C - They look lovely, but biscuits is like not the term to describe them huh? Hehe, they look more like buns. Yummy. :P

Anonymous said...

Hi, I dont have any mini bundt pan. Is it possible to bake them in muffin pan?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes you can Anon!