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Chocolate-Raspberry Cream Puff Ring

This recipe began as a basic cream puff ring. I decided to make it more special by adding hot fudge topping and a raspberry sauce. A friend declared it the best dessert she's ever had! —Mitzi Babb, Boulder, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 70 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons red currant jelly
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Mash raspberries, reserving juice; strain and discard seeds. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in jelly and reserved juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  • Cover a baking sheet with foil; grease the foil. Trace a 6-in. circle onto foil; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared pan, along the inside of the circle (mounds should be slightly touching). Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Lift foil and transfer to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in the side of each puff to allow steam to escape; cool. Carefully cut ring in half horizontally and set top aside; remove soft dough from inside with a fork. Place ring bottom on a serving plate.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Stir in 1/2 cup fudge topping until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Spread filling over bottom of cream puff ring; replace top. Drizzle with chilled raspberry sauce and remaining fudge topping. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 401 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • midnight111
    Jul 6, 2012

    A huge hit at our July 4th cookout. I had many requests for the recipe. It was time consuming, but oh so worth it.

  • midnight111
    Jul 6, 2012

    A huge hit at our July 4th cookout. I had many requests for the recipe

  • Zombiebaby
    Feb 23, 2012

    It was a lot of work but it was unbelievable. I took the left overs to work the next day and my coworkers said it was the best dessert they had ever had. Definitely delicious and impressive presentation.

  • mwnyy
    Aug 10, 2011

    Yes, something different, with 2 of my fav flavors.

  • jr1849
    Aug 8, 2011

    Haven't made this yet but will give it a try because these may be a little time consuming but are always impressive. I have made a similar ring using the chocolate eclair recipe from the Taste of Home 10th Anniversary Cookbook. The filling is to die for! My husband says it's even better than what his mom used to make! High praise indeed!

  • Alliea
    Aug 8, 2011

    " Drizzle with chilled raspberry sauce and remaining fudge topping. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings."The Raspberry Topping is drizzled over the Top. Looks and sounds Delicious!

  • Bree's Kitchen
    Aug 7, 2011

    I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks incredible. I feel like beau10, drooling all over my keyboard. Off to the grocery store tomorrow to buy what I need to bake it & then it's me & a fork & this fantastic treat.

  • christyan17
    Aug 7, 2011

    Please actually make the recipe BEFORE you review it!

  • beau10
    Aug 7, 2011

    I am seriously dieting now and cannot eat anything like this recipe, so I am just drooling all over my computer screen and printing the recipe for later.

  • bonway
    Aug 7, 2011

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