5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Pull-Apart Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Fluffy, spongy and feathery light chocolate pull apart bread made with a chunk of butter a good deal of cocoa and some love. The perfect companion!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
  • 1 cup / 250ml Milk
  • 0.4 oz / 10g Fresh yeast
  • cup / 450g Flour
  • 2 tablespoon / 25g Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Kitchen utensils:
  • ” x 3″ / 22cm x 7.5cm Baking tray
  1. Put the fresh yeast into a half cup of lukewarm milk. Set it aside for five minutes until it gets foamy.

  2. Get a big bowl and put flour, sliced butter, eggs and the rest of the milk in it.
  3. Pour the yeasty milk into a big bowl on top of the other ingredients.
  4. Knead the mixture well until it’s even and there’s no flour left on the edge of the bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place for about half an hour to rise. (optionally put it in the 100°F / 40°C heated oven. Be careful not to turn the heat higher than that because it will kill the yeast and the dough is never going to rise.)
  6. In the meantime, prepare the filling. Put butter, honey and cocoa powder into a medium bowl, whisk them together and leave the cream on the side ready to be spread.

  7. After half an hour waiting take dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured work surface and roll it into a 12 inch / 30cm square. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.

  8. Spread the coat of butter, cocoa and honey combo evenly on the top of the dough.

  9. Cut the square into 4 equal strips and put them on top of each other. This may be trickier as it sounds if the dough sticks to the counter. Use a plastic scraper to help getting the dough off the worktop if it’s necessary. The dough is quite soft so try not to pull it much more than necessary.

  10. When they are evenly on top of each other cut them into as wide rectangles as the baking heights of the tin.

  11. Fill up the tin rather loosely. If it’s packed too tight the dough will bake together and we won’t be able to tear it.
  12. Leave it under a clean kitchen cloth for another 20 minutes to rise then pop it into the preheated 365°F / 180°C oven for half an hour.
  13. In some cases they can be baked earlier, in other ovens it would take 40 minutes to be ready. So it is worth to check after 25 minutes. Get a fork or a toothpick and poke the bread if no dough is left on the toothpick we can turn off the oven and take the bread out.
Recipe Notes

Leave it cool down a bit before serving.