Cream Puff Cake Recipe
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Cream Puff Cake Recipe

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With its light, golden crust and yummy filling, this creamy cake is a definite crowd-pleaser. Everyone will ask for seconds. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 packages (3.3 ounces each) instant white chocolate or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 288 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until smooth and shiny.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake 22-26 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and pudding mixes until smooth. Spread over crust; refrigerate 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Chill until serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Cream Puff Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p81

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Ceege User ID: 730520 120461
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"This is a very good recipe. I have made it with different flavor custard fillings. I make my own home made fillings as I do not care for the box puddings. I made it a few weeks ago for a luncheon that I attended. I made lemon custard, used real whipped cream and served it with some fresh blueberries since they are now in season. Needless to say, the plate came home empty; Word of warning. Do not make the day before as the crust can turn a bit soggy as cream puffs often do."

yrftyu User ID: 676718 106557
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"Have made this for years. Cannot find my recipe so had to get on here to look it up. Family LOVES it so much my son wanted it for his birthday cake this year. We drizzle it with chocolate syrup when we serve it. This time son wants to add some fresh raspberries from the garden when we serve it. I don't think you can do anything to this to make it taste bad!"

Diane26 User ID: 7120923 112045
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"This is a great recipe instead of making individual ones. Tastes just like a cream puff. So easy make !!! Delicious !!!"

nanachel User ID: 732373 106555
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"i have made this recipe & shared it with many friends. My recipe calls for putting a drizzle of magic shell chocolate topping on top . Enjoy"

dumplin123 User ID: 4313317 106527
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"This was good but the crust got soggy. Next time I will not put the filling in until I get ready to serve it."

kltharp User ID: 1678501 191778
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Taste just like a cream puff from the store and was super easy to make. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe."

gibshoe User ID: 1900920 174018
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This dessert always gets rave reviews! It is light and delicious! Great in the summer!"

lizandan User ID: 4921589 174480
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"I've made this twice now & it is a HUGE hit with all who tasted it. It's so much easier than making individual cream puffs. I did melt a bag of chocolate chips (with a little half & half) & put that as the 1st layer on the pastry. For me, a cream puff needs chocolate! :)"

fatsie User ID: 6105829 106525
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"Big hit at Labor Day Picnic, one family member wanted me to make another one right then, he would buy the ingrients."

questam User ID: 5228472 192316
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"Loved it. It was very easy and delicious."

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