Cream Puff Cake: A Heavenly Delight for Your Sweet Tooth

Indulge in the divine decadence of our Cream Puff Cake – a delightful treat that seamlessly blends the airy lightness of cream puffs with the richness of a luscious filling. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings, this recipe promises a heavenly experience from the first bite to the last. Let’s embark on the journey of creating this delectable masterpiece together!


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, very soft
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, defrosted
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup


Preparation Elegance:

  1. Preheat Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F and generously grease a 9×13″ baking pan, ensuring a flawless release.
  2. Boil and Mix: In a saucepan, bring water, butter, and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
  3. Incorporate Flour: Add flour and either beat by hand until it forms a ball or utilize an electric mixer for a couple of minutes until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Cool Dough: Allow the dough to cool for 10 minutes, ensuring it reaches a manageable temperature.
  5. Add Eggs: Introduce eggs to the dough, beating until thick and smooth. The surface of the dough should boast a satin sheen.
  6. Cool Again: Cool the mixture for an additional 5 minutes to achieve the ideal texture.
  7. Bake to Perfection: Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 15 minutes at 450°F. After this initial baking, prick the center with a knife about 15 times to allow air to escape. Reduce the oven heat to 350°F and continue baking for another 20 minutes.
  8. Cooling Process: Allow both the pan and the baked cream puff to cool for approximately 30-45 minutes before moving on to the cream filling.

Cream Filling Magic:

  1. Beat Cream Cheese: In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it achieves a smooth and creamy consistency.
  2. Pudding Preparation: Whisk together the instant vanilla pudding and milk until well mixed. Add this mixture to the cream cheese, initially mixing slowly and then beating well to ensure a homogenous blend.
  3. Pour Over Baked Cream Puff: Pour the delectable cream filling over the baked cream puff, covering it evenly for a luxurious layer of flavor.

Finishing Flourish:

  1. Whipped Topping and Chocolate Drizzle: Cover the cream-filled masterpiece with the defrosted whipped topping, ensuring a cloud-like finish. Finally, drizzle the top with chocolate syrup, adding an extra layer of sweetness and visual appeal.

Chilling in Sweet Anticipation:

  1. Refrigerate: Store the Cream Puff Cake in the refrigerator, allowing it to chill and set, enhancing the flavors.

Tips for Culinary Success:

  • Cream Cheese Consistency: Ensure the cream cheese is very soft for easy blending and a smooth filling texture.
  • Air Release Technique: Pricking the puffed-up center with a knife during baking prevents the cream puff from collapsing, allowing excess air to escape.
  • Cool Whip Fluffiness: Opt for a defrosted whipped topping for a light and fluffy topping that crowns your cake with perfection.


  • Fruitful Delight: Incorporate fresh berries or sliced fruit between the cream filling and the whipped topping for a burst of fruity freshness.
  • Nutty Indulgence: Add chopped nuts like pecans or almonds to the cream filling for a delightful crunch.


1. Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip?

  • Absolutely! Homemade whipped cream can be a delightful alternative, providing a personalized touch to your Cream Puff Cake.

2. Can I make this cake ahead of time?

  • Certainly! Prepare the Cream Puff Cake in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. The flavors often meld and intensify, making it even more delicious with time.

3. Can I use a different flavor of pudding?

  • Yes, feel free to experiment with different pudding flavors to customize the cake to your preferences.

Embrace the sweet symphony of flavors in our Cream Puff Cake, a heavenly delight that promises to elevate your dessert experience. Whether shared with friends or savored in sweet solitude, this cake is a testament to the joy of indulgence. Happy baking!

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