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Cream Puff Dessert

I 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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For filling, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mix in a large bowl until smooth. Spread over puff; refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Spread with whipped topping; refrigerate until serving. Drizzle with the chocolate and caramel toppings; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 381 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Patty
    Apr 22, 2020

    Delicious, but I wouldn't use whipped topping. There's no dairy in it, just oil. I whip heavy cream, it only takes a minute, and is so much better. Great recipe! Everyone loves it.

  • rhonda1
    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!!!

  • jlang
    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.

  • flowerjudy
    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

  • taraclausen
    May 24, 2013

    Made last night. It was great.

  • alcheyney
    Mar 26, 2013

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  • apowlst
    Feb 2, 2013

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  • kshea
    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.

  • nancy03743
    Apr 3, 2012

    An excellent recipe. I love it!

  • murrell006
    Jan 12, 2012

    This recipe is awesome. It looks great & taste yummy. It always is the first dessert to go.