Chocolate Pinwheels are perfect to bake for my family on any chilly day of a weekend. Especially when you don’t feel like going out of the house at all.Chocolate Pinwheels - Suncakemom

Chocolate Pinwheels are best to enjoy with some hot drink. Even better when you invite friends over to a nice afternoon or evening chat, spend great time and share some Chocolate Pinwheels with them.


  • 600 grams flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 30 grams yeast
  • 300 ml milk
  • 100 grams butter
  • A tablespoon of honey or agave syrup


  • 100 grams butter
  • 2 spoonfuls of agave syrup or honey
  • 2 spoonfuls of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Optionally 50 grams raisins
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours

How to make it:

1. Sprinkle the yeast over half cup of warm milk. Add 1 tablespoon of agave syrup to it and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.

2. In the meantime measure and put flour, eggs, butter and the remaining milk into a large bowl. Eventually pour in the foamy yeast and milk too.

3. Knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.
4. Cover top with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot until for half an hour.
5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a square.


6. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, butter and agave syrup. Whisk them well.

Some more steps before the delicious outcome:

7. Brush filling onto the squared dough. Sprinkle raisins in top if you like them.

Filling and dough - Chocolate Pinwheels - Suncakemom
8. Tightly roll the dough into a log.

Log - Chocolate Pinwheels - Suncakemom
9. Cut crosswise into 2 cms wide pieces. (Clean knife after each slice to make it easier to cut.)
10. Place the pieces apart on the baking tray (I usually put them on a baking sheet.)

Chocolate Pinwheels before baking - Suncakemom

11. Cover and let them rise for about half an hour.
12. Heat the oven to 180 Celsius degree.
13. Brush the rolls with egg yolk before placing them in the oven.
14. Bake for about 25-30 minutes (depends on your oven) and take them out when they have a nice golden colour.

Chocolate Pinwheels after baking - Suncakemom

Let them cool a little bit before serving.

Enjoy this marvelous afternoon snack with tea or coffee. Serve them with cocoa out hot chocolate for the kids.

I’m pretty sure it lightens up any gloomy winter evening.

Have you just run out of cocoa powder?

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.
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