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Chocolate Cream Puffs with the Best frosting ever!

So my baby sister came over this weekend. She is a little girl with big appetite! So after 20 mins of deciding what to make we were between brownies, cream puffs and whoopie pies. Well since I, of course, forgot to buy eggs and were running low we decided to make the last 2. Yes, talk about a sugar high! We used the same cream to fill the cream puffs and the whoopie pie which I just saw on PW and she was definitely right! The best frosting ever 🙂 To be honest I was nervous making cream puffs… I’ve never maked them before and the batter looked really weird at first. I was soo close to dumping out the whole thing and calling it a night but we decided to go through with it and I’m glad we did, they turned out fabulous!!! Now that I know a few tips I can assure you they are easy and quick to make and you need to make them 🙂 Tomorrow we are talking whoopie pies!

Chocolate Cream Puffs filled with the Best frosting ever!

Makes about 16 cream puffs

Ingredients:

For the cream puffs:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 whole egg for egg wash

Directions: Preheat oven to 425F. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the water, sugar and salt and bring to a boil. Combine the cocoa and flour and add it to the butter/sugar mixture all at once. With a wooden spoon, stir the batter until it starts pulling away from the side. One by one, add the 4 eggs and 1 egg white, stir to combine after each addition. If you’re mixture looks lumpy after the first addition transfer to the bowl of electic mixer and beat to combine. Add the remaining of the eggs. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with a layer of cooking spray. Pipe or spoon the batter onto the baking sheet (they should be able 1 in wide). Brush the batter with the last egg and bake for about 20 mins. Let cool completely then cut in half through the middle. Fill with buttercream (bellow). Top with chocolate ganache if desired.

From: yammiesnoshery

For frosting:

1 big batch of frosting!

Ingredients:

  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)

Directions: In a small saucepan, medium heat, whisk the flour and milk together until the mixture is very thick(about 3-5 mins). Remove from heat and let it cool to room temp. In the bowl of electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy! Make sure there is no sugar graininess left and it’s all well incorporated into the butter. Add the cooled flour/milk mixture and cream until it resembles whipped cream (good 5 mins!) If it looks separated, keep beating! It will come together 🙂

from Pioneer Woman

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Comments

  1. Looks great! Simple ingredients too! I’ve got all that stuff laying around. Thanx Elly!!

  2. They must make such a great dessert!

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