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Profiteroles with chocolate and cream
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Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

Profiteroles with chocolate and cream is a simple dessert recipe made with choux pastry, whipped cream, and topped with chocolate.

Profiteroles with chocolate and cream
Profiteroles are a famous European dessert that has existed for centuries. These little pillows of joy are made with choux pastry. We first cook the dough in a pot; then we bake the profiteroles in the oven until golden-brown and crispy. The profiteroles can be filled with many different fillings, but we wanted to keep it super simple, so we served them with whipped cream and drizzled them with a luscious chocolate ganache. Feel free to coat the profiteroles in chocolate individually.

Delicious cream puffs for special occasions

When you crave something unique, fabulous, and tasty, then it's time to make these delicious little cream puffs coated in chocolate. This is why we adore them:

  • soft, fluffy, golden-brown puffs made with choux pastry
  • filled with creamy vanilla whipped cream
  • drizzled with chocolate ganache that creates that beautiful shine on top
  • perfect for special occasions like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, New Year's eve, or weekends
  • kids and adults love these
  • you can easily make them your own by adding a different topping or filling

Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

How to make these Profiteroles with chocolate and cream at home

These profiteroles are not only beautiful and delicious, but they make the perfect centerpiece dessert for holidays, special occasions, or celebrations. We love making them on weekends too. To make this recipe, you first need to make homemade choux pastry. Once it's baked and cooled, fill the profiteroles with vanilla whipped cream and generously drizzle them with chocolate ganache. Chocolate ganache is just a fancy word for a combination of chocolate, cream, and butter.

We bought all the ingredients for this recipe in our favorite store Spar.

Ingredients for Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

Melted chocolate for Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

Chocolate ganache for Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

How to make these my own

Profiteroles are a wonderful dessert well known in France, Italy, and worldwide. We can fill them with so many delicious creams. Here are some of our favorites:

We love a simple chocolate ganache, runny caramel, or icing sugar for the topping.

Filling profiteroles with cream

Filling profiteroles with cream

Filling profiteroles with cream


This dessert is so easy and quick to make that we recommend making it from scratch. However, feel free to store any leftover recipe components separately.

Keep the choux pastry in the fridge or freezer - more information here.

Keep the whipped cream covered in a bowl in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Store the chocolate ganache in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

Profiteroles with chocolate and cream

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Thanks to Spar Slovenija for all the amazing ingredients and for sponsoring this post. 

Lets get cooking!

  • makes
    small profiteroles
  • preparation:
  • bake:
  • total time:


  • paljeno testo

    First, let's make choux pastry. Follow our recipe How to make Choux Pastry. You will only need to make half of the amount for this recipe because we make 30 smaller profiteroles.

  • filling

    Add whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla paste to a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Using a knife, make an incision at the bottom of each profiterole. Fill a piping bag fitted with a round tip with the whipped cream and generously fill each profiterole with the cream. Place the bottom side down onto the prepared serving plate.

  • drizzle

    For the chocolate ganache, add the whipping cream to a saucepan, place over high heat and bring to a boil. Roughly chop the chocolate and add it to a small bowl. Pour the boiling cream over the chocolate, and set aside for 5 minutes. Add the room temperature butter and stir well to get a smooth, creamy ganache. Drizzle the chocolate (room temp) over the profiteroles on the serving plate.


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