Cream Puff Dessert Recipe
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Cream Puff Dessert Recipe

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I recently took this rich dessert to a fellowship meeting at our church. Everyone loved it! In fact, so many people asked for the recipe that the church secretary printed it in our monthly newsletter. -Lisa Nash, Blaine, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 381 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan bring the water and butter to a boil over medium heat. Add flour all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For filling, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mix in a large bowl until smooth. Spread over puff; refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Spread with whipped topping; refrigerate until serving. Drizzle with the chocolate and caramel toppings; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cream Puff Dessert in Quick Cooking December 2000, p27

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"This is one of my family's favorite dessert. It is requested at every Christmas and family pot luck. I always take copies of the recipe with me because it is always requested. To prevent the lumps with the cream cheese, I make sure it is really soft and I beat it with a little milk before I add the rest of the ingredients.. I have used several flavors of pudding mix but chocolate is my families favorite!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"I have made this cake numerous times but I use sugar free pudding, cool whip and chocolate sauce. You can't tell the difference."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"I make this with vanilla pudding. I found out if you whip the cream cheese - then add about 1/4 cup of milk to get it really soft - it blends in better with the pudding - no lumps"

Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"Made last night. It was great."

Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"I bake alot and this recipe is one of the best for summer. Easy. Sometimes I use 1 cup of whipping cream in place of 1 cup of milk, just to make it creamy and richer. I also use walnuts instead of almonds."

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