We styled a super girly french-themed baby shower last month, and my friend Andrea from Bake Sale was the genius behind the unbelievably delish spread of Parisian treats (The Byrd Collective arranged those-to-die for garden roses and She-n-He was behind the lens.) These cream puffs were the thing I couldn’t stop eating, and unfortunately, I was left with all the leftovers. A light-as-air pastry enveloping fresh whipped cream and covered in a decadent bittersweet chocolate sauce…even just one is the perfect pairing with a cup of coffee or sweet ending to a meal (though more than one is even better!) Andrea was sweet enough to share the recipe with us here, and I can’t wait to try making them myself. 

Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce

By Andrea Bearce

*yields 15


  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place water, butter, and sugar in a medium sauce pan on medium heat. Once butter is completely melted, pour flour into pan and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture comes together as a thick dough. Place dough in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Blend eggs into the mixture one at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Place mixture into a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe 1/4 cup mounds onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat, leaving about 2 inches between mounds. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  4. Slice each puff in half and fill with whipped cream, pastry cream, or fruit of your choice. Drizzle with warm homemade or store-bought chocolate sauce.

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Comments (9)
  1. 1
    jet March 13, 2012 at 6:47 am

    aah super leuk!

  2. 2
    Kimberly March 13, 2012 at 6:58 am


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    Plain & Fancy Living March 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.
    Amy R.
    {plain & fancy living}

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    Supal {chevrons and éclairs} March 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Cream puffs are so easy, but I love how complicated they look ha. I also love that we’re going to see what you love indulging on with the little baby on the way!

  5. 5
    delia March 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I have all those ingredients! I’ll have to make some this weekend 🙂


  6. 6
    GawgusThings March 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Are these the same as profiteroles? Either way, yum, yum, yum!
    Emma x

  7. 7
    Lindsey March 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm


    Et tu, tutu?

  8. 8
    Desiree March 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    These look sinfully delicious! I’ll take 2 please!

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    courtney March 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    was very excited to try these, I think something is wrong with the instructions because I followed them exactly, and it was an epic fail!