Chocolate Eclairs with Custard Cream

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Jade P.: "These french desserts are amazing. Homemade cust…" Read More

When searching for a recipe that provides creamy richness and chocolate decadence, then give this Chocolate Eclairs with Custard Cream recipe a try. They take time and effort to make, but the results will make you the star of any party. Prepare for perfection on the palate. Make sure to pick up these ingredients the next time you go shopping so you can surprise your family and friends with these sweet treats


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 115 grams butter (sliced into 8 pieces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 500 milliliters milk
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 13 grams butter
  • 45 grams cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 65 grams dark chocolate (ground)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 35 grams sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (ground)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (sliced into 4 pieces)
  • 7 tablespoons chocolate sauce (at room temperature)


  1. Preheat the oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place a layer of parchment paper on 2 baking sheets.
  3. Boil milk, water, butter, salt, and sugar in a large cooking pot.
  4. Add the flour to the pot and mix for 2 to 3 minutes until a dough forms.
  5. Place the dough in a food processor and keep beating until its warm.
  6. Add the eggs one by one and keep beating until everything is completely mixed.
  7. Place the dough in a pastry bag that has a hole about 2 centimeters wide.
  8. Pour the dough onto the cooking trays while forming pastries about 10 centimeters long and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove them from the oven and let them cool off completely.
  10. Boil 375 milliliters of milk, butter, coffee and sugar in a cooking pot on medium heat.
  11. Mix the remaining milk with the cornflour, add it to the cooking pot, and stir constantly until the cream thickens.
  12. Place the cream in another bowl, cover with plastic film and let it cool off completely.
  13. Add the dark chocolate, water, heavy whipping cream, and sugar to a cooking pot, and boil on medium heat.
  14. Reduce the heat to low heat once boiling, and boil for 10 minutes.
  15. Boil the cream in a cooking pot on medium heat. Once boiling, turn off the stove.
  16. Slowly add the dark chocolate, butter pieces, and chocolate sauce while stirring with a wooden spoon.
  17. Cut open the eclairs, spread the custard coffee cream on the lower part, dip the top in the chocolate frosting, close the eclairs, and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories1280Calories from Fat690
Total Fat77g118%
Saturated Fat45g225%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat690
Total Carbohydrate124g41%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Jade P. 1 Jun 2015
These french desserts are amazing. Homemade custard for the filling is a bit tedious, but as long as you don't stop stirring, then it turns out as smooth how it should be. Make sure that you add the vanilla extract after it is done. Also, vanilla pudding mix could be used as a shortcut for the filling if you don't want to make the custard.