Recipes for soft buttermilk buns in 5 different variations. Which will be your TOP?

Do you enjoy soft and fluffy cakes the most?

Do you want to try something a little new, which you can enjoy with a cup of good coffee or tea?

Then be inspired by our 5 recipes for buttermilk buns.

We have prepared slices with chocolate coating, a citrus cake or even a fruit cake for you.

Enjoy your meal!

Buttermilk slices with chocolate coating

The perfect dessert that your whole family will appreciate! It is wonderfully supple, topped with a delicious chocolate coating.


  • ¾ cup room temperature butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 3/4 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Spray a 23x33cm baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Set the prepared form aside.
  4. In a bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until creamy.
  5. Scrape down the sides and add eggs one at a time.
  6. Continue beating on low speed until all the eggs are incorporated and the batter is creamy.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  8. With the mixer on low, start adding the dry ingredients to the batter, gradually adding the buttermilk.
  9. When all the ingredients are combined, add the vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated.
  10. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth evenly with a spatula.
  11. Bake for 26-28 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the bun comes out clean with no crumbs.
  12. After baking, let the bun cool.
  13. Beat the butter in a mixer.
  14. While whisking, add vanilla and almond extract to the butter.
  15. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa together into a small bowl.
  16. Gradually add in the butter while beating on low until combined.
  17. Spread the frosting on the cooled bun.
  18. Serve immediately or set aside for later.
  19. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Supple slices of chocolate-covered buttermilk sliced on a baking sheet.

Citrus cake with buttermilk

I hope everyone will appreciate this wonderful cake with the taste of lemons and oranges! It’s best with fresh raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 large room temperature eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon extract
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the frosting:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of grated orange peel
  • 5 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lemon peel
  • 5 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Grease a 25 cm diameter cake pan and sprinkle with flour.
  3. Whip the margarine and sugar cream so that it is light and beautifully fluffy.
  4. Add 1 egg at a time and beat well each time.
  5. Add lemon extract and whisk.
  6. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  7. Gradually add to the margarine and sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, beating after each addition.
  8. Transfer to prepared pan.
  9. Bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes.
  10. Pierce the warm cake with a fork or skewer.
  11. Mix the frosting ingredients and spoon slowly onto the cake.
  12. Allow the cake to cool completely for 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
Buttermilk cake sprinkled with citrus peel cut on a plate.

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Buttermilk Bun with Pecans

The perfect buttermilk dessert is here! When you use cane sugar and drizzle the amazing buttery pecan frosting on a hot bun, the sheer delight will make your head spin. Enjoy it!


  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

For the frosting:

  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Prepare a 23×33 cm baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and cane sugar with a hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and fully incorporate them into the butter mixture.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  6. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  7. Mix until everything is combined (make sure there are no lumps).
  8. Add the flour, baking soda and salt to the wet ingredients.
  9. Mix by hand with a spatula.
  10. Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake the bun for 30 minutes.
  12. Ten minutes before the bun is ready, prepare the frosting.
  13. Mix the butter and cane sugar together in a small bowl.
  14. Add the buttermilk, chopped pecans, and salt.
  15. When you take the bun out of the oven, immediately spread the pecan frosting over it.
  16. Then return it to the oven for 10 minutes.
  17. When the bun is done, the frosting should be bubbling and runny, seeping into every corner of the bun.
  18. Serve warm.
Buttermilk slice drizzled with pecan glaze served on a plate.

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Fruit cake with buttermilk

This cake with fruit and buttermilk is light, with a crispy crust and will satisfy your demanding taste buds 100%.


  • 4 tablespoons of butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  • zest of 1 lemon (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh berries (such as a mix of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • 1 and 1/2 spoons granulated sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Thoroughly grease a 23cm round cake tin and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar with a hand or stand mixer on medium speed until light, pale, and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Whisking constantly, add the eggs and when everything is combined, whisk in the almond extract and lemon zest.
  5. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add a third of the flour mixture to the batter and mix on low speed until just combined.
  7. Add about a third of the buttermilk, then mix again on low speed until just combined.
  8. Continue alternating the rest of the flour and buttermilk.
  9. Always mix everything so that everything comes together nicely, but don’t overdo it.
  10. The dough should be quite thick.
  11. Transfer the dough to the cake pan and spread it evenly.
  12. The resulting layer will be quite thin, but it will puff up in the oven.
  13. Layer the fruit evenly on top of the dough and sprinkle with 1 and ½ tablespoons of granulated sugar.
  14. Bake until the top of the cake is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 22-25 minutes.
  15. Leave to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and invert onto a plate to cool completely.
  16. Note that you will need to flip twice – once upside down on a stand and then upright on another stand or plate.
  17. Serve the cake chilled dusted with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream!
Round buttermilk cake with berries in a mold.

Bun on a baking sheet with caramel glaze

This amazing Buttermilk Pan Bun with Caramel Flavor Frosting is soft and moist and you’re sure to love it. It is simple and you can easily prepare it for an unexpected visit.


  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 and 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 and 3/4 cups plain flour

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 and 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Spray a 33×23 cm baking tray with cooking spray.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, and vanilla until light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs and yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk.
  6. Add the flour and mix.
  7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is evenly mixed.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared form.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes
  10. Leave to cool.
  11. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  12. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cane sugar and milk until the sugar dissolves.
  13. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  14. Pour over the cooled bun slowly.
  15. Enjoy your meal!
A slice of buttermilk drizzled with caramel glaze served on a plate.

What to do if you don’t have buttermilk at home

There are several popular methods of substituting buttermilk. Choose the best one for you based on what you have at hand:

  • 1 cup of buttermilk=1 tablespoon of white vinegar + 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk=1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup of buttermilk=1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk=1 and ¾ teaspoons of tartaric acid + 1 cup of milk

Mix and let stand for about 5 minutes. This will allow the milk to curdle slightly, giving it a buttermilk-like texture and flavor.

And how did you enjoy the buns? Write us in the comments, we look forward to your feedback!

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