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Overhead view of Triple Chocolate Eclairs on a plate

Triple Chocolate Eclairs

  • Author: Megan Keno
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 eclairs 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: French


Get your ultimate chocolate fix with these easy to make triple chocolate eclairs! The French bakery has come to you!


Units Scale


  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Water, boiling
  • 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chocolate Extract (optional)
  • 3 Eggs, room temperature

Chocolate Whipped Cream ::

  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

Chocolate Ganache ::

  • 2 ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Heavy Cream



  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Measure all ingredients and set aside before starting. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a sauce pan, mix together water, butter, sugar, and salt to boil. Immediately remove from heat and stir in flour.
  4. Return to heat and mix for 1-2 minutes until the dough is smooth and forms a ball. Place dough into stand mixer and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in chocolate extract, if using. Beat in eggs, one at a time, with the mixture becoming smooth and glossy in between additions.
  6. Spoon dough into a pastry bag, or a plastic bag with the corner cut out.
  7. Pipe into 1-inch, by 4-inch strips.
  8. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Then reduce oven to 350 degrees, continuing to bake for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven, and let the shells rest for 10 minutes before removing.


  1. In a stand mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment, combine all ingredients and whip on medium speed until light and fluffy. Do not over mix.
  2. Pour into a piping bag with a star tip for a decorative design, or into a plastic bag with the corner cut out to make piping easier!


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate and heavy cream on high for 30 seconds. Stir together until chocolate is mixed and melted completely. Repeat in 15 second intervals if necessary.

To Assemble::

  1. Gently cut the eclairs in half to make a top and a bottom.
  2. Dip the top of the top half into the chocolate ganache, and let it rest chocolate side up.
  3. Fill the bottom half with chocolate whipped cream. Top with chocolate dipped top. Repeat.
  4. Serve immediately.


From Simply Sweet Dream Puffs Cookbook by Barbara Schieving.