When I started catering, these cream puffs were my secret weapon. I could turn out 100 in 10 minutes for $15... and my clients loved them - always at the top of the request list.
Chocolate Fudge Topped Petite Cream Puffs
the easiest sweet treat
Frozen Mini Cream Puffs
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream (store-bought or homemade - recipe below)
Thaw the cream puffs for about an hour at room temperature or a couple of hours in the refrigerator. Put the chocolate butter cream in a plastic pastry bag. Cut the tip off, leaving about a 1/2 inch opening. Pipe the buttercream on the puffs.
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Recipe
4 sticks of salted butter, soften
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and pour over heavy cream. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Repeat until the chocolate ganache (yes, that is ganache!) is smooth. Be careful not to over heat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes until cool.
In your kitchen aid fitted with a paddle attachment, whip butter and 4 cups sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy and smooth. Pour in chocolate ganache and 2 more cups of powdered sugar. Whip until smooth. Add more powdered sugar, if necessary to create the thickness.
Put the buttercream in a pastry bag (or ziploc bag) and cut 1 inch opening at the bottom of the bag. Pipe in a swirl on top of the cupcake - be very generous with frosting.