Mocha Cream Puffs

Delicious chocolate cream puffs filled with creamy mocha pastry cream and drizzled with rich dark chocolate ganache.


Cream Puffs

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs

Pastry Cream

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tbsp. instant coffee powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Topping

  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream, hot


  1. In a large pot, combine the water, butter, sugar and salt. Set to high heat and bring to a boil. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon mix until a film forms on the bottom of the pan.
  2. Transfer the dough to a bowl and cool for 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously and completely incorporating each egg after each addition.

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