Cream Puff Cake Recipe

The BEST Cream Puff Cake ever!! Such an easy recipe with cool whip and always a favorite!

This next recipe I am sharing with you today is an ALL-TIME favorite!!

I have my mom make it for my birthday each year, because it’s my favorite, and I’ll tell you why I LOVE it so much. It’s because it’s like a GIANT Cream Puff, and I LOVE Cream Puffs!!

If you like Cream Puffs, then I promise you will love this Cream Puff Cake Recipe. It’s the perfect combination of crust, cream and pudding, and I think I could eat it all day long. πŸ™‚

Here is the video instructions on how to make this:



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Cream Puff Cake Recipe
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 c water
  • 1 c flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding (large box)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 8 oz carton cool whip
  • chocolate syrup
  1. Boil together the margarine and water.
  2. Add flour and mix well. Cool slightly and stir in eggs, one at a time. Mix well and spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Cool completely. NOTE: Crust will spread up onto the sides (this is suppose to happen). πŸ˜‰
  4. In a large bowl, mix pudding, milk and cream cheese. Beat until lumps disappear.
  5. Pour into cream puff crust.
  6. Spread cool whip on top of pudding and drizzle syrup on top. Refrigerate.
  7. This keeps well for days.

The BEST Cream Puff Cake ever!! Such an easy recipe with cool whip and always a favorite!

The BEST Cream Puff Cake ever!! Such an easy recipe with cool whip and always a favorite!

Or sometimes I ditch the chocolate and just go straight up Cream Puff Cake… seriously – SOOO delicious!!

The BEST Cream Puff Cake ever!! Such an easy recipe with cool whip and always a favorite!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    you suck…watching that video make me cry this morning! thank for sharing! You totally don't suck! πŸ™‚

  2. 2

    Wow! That is an amazing and very touching video! Thank you for sharing! I am also hungry looking at those delicious pictures πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    I've been dying to try a cream puff cake like that! I must make it! Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4

    Oh wow, this cake looks seriously awesome. It's a must try for me!Pinned it on pinterest, too. :)Cheers,Tracy Screaming Sardine

  5. 5

    Love the cream puff cake! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared some of your recipes with us.Thanks,I hope to see you there!

  6. 8

    I can't stop drooling over your cake! No seriously….I can't! πŸ™‚

  7. 9

    That cream puff cake looks amazing. Seriously. It combines pretty much all of my favorite dessert ingredients ever!! I'd love for you to come by and link up to my Sweet Treats Thursday! Hope to see you there :){Sweet Treats Thursday}

  8. 10

    Oh my gosh! This looks so good! I HAVE to pin this! yum!

  9. 11

    Watermelon slices on a stick – genius! Thanks for sharing!

  10. 12

    Those look insanely delicious!

  11. 13

    My mom used to make a cake like that… oh yum!

  12. 14

    This recipe sounds awesome!! Bookmarking this one, for sure! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!! When I try it, I'll send ya the link to the post! Talk soon!Jade @ Sweet Baby {Mason} James

  13. 15

    That cake looks sooooo delicious! And that video made me bawl!

  14. 16

    Someone at my work made a cake like this before for a work party. I loved it and never knew how they made it. Now I know and I will have to try your recipe.

  15. 17

    I've always wanted to make a cream puff cake and have never done it. But, this one looks delicious so I'm inspired. I love chilled desserts in the summer. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  16. 18

    Hello! Just stopping back by to let you know that your recipe was #3 on last week's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll stop by this week and share a recipe.

  17. 19

    This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it!

  18. 23

    This is interesting because the crust is precisely the ingredients of my German pancake recipe. It’s put together differently but cooking up the same way. Thirty minutes is much too long in my oven, so start to watch it at about 20. I’m anxious to taste it once it’s done. I’m taking it to lunch with my girlfriends tomorrow.

  19. 25

    This looks so beautiful and good. Thursday Food Fest is open and I’d love if you could link this up! Thanks, Sarah
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  20. 26

    This is one of the best deserts I’ve ever made! It was to die for! I actually only had 2 cups of milk (which I only discovered halfway through making it), but I did have vanilla yogurt. So, I took a chance and used the yogurt to make up the missing 3rd cup of milk. That is the best mistake I’ve ever made! It was so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • 27

      SOOO glad you liked it, Whitney!! It is seriously the dessert I ask for each year on my birthday! It’s so yummy and I’m glad you agree. πŸ™‚

  21. 28

    This cake looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it. Can butter be substituted for the margarine?

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    Holy cow! This is truly one of the best desserts I have ever made! It was just awesome and everyone loved it. Only one difference, I didn’t have margarine so I used butter. Making again this weekend for my in-laws!

  24. 31

    this looks amazing!
    I am from Canada and I wanted to get clarification on the exact measurement for the margarine.
    We have margarine in tubs.

    Thanks so much!

  25. 32

    I wonder if I let it cook too long/not long enough….the pastry was chewy and tasted like eggs….The filling was delish. Do you know what I could have done wrong?

  26. 33

    This is a favorite at our house too…we call it Eclair Cake~ either way, it’s YUMMY!!!
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  27. 35

    for the cheese n cool whip, are they 18 oz or one 8 oz???

  28. 36

    I was wondering if you have to make the pudding first then mix with the milk and cream cheese or just put the pudding package in along with the milk and cream cheese? Looks so good. I can’t wait to make this

  29. 37

    This is a great recipe! My cream cheese didn’t thaw long enough and it was all crumbly πŸ™ πŸ™ but still delicious!

  30. 38

    MMMMmmmmmmmm!!!! Cream puffs are like one of my top 5 favorite foods. I am definitely going to be making this….like next week. Thanks!
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  31. 39

    Just tried this recipe and the crust rose up really high in just the middle. I’m not sure what the problem is.

  32. 40

    My filling was really runny. I followed your directions exactly so I don’t know what went wrong. Not too fond on the cake part, tastes like egg and flour will make sure to add sugar and vanilla next time.

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    I made this Cream Puff cake today for my Family/Friends @ a Game night I hosted. I couldn’t have been happier with the results. This recipe is amazing! It came out just as the picture indicated it would. Everyone loved it, the crust was perfect and the filling was the perfect sweetness. If the directions are well followed, everyone will be happy with the results. I also loved how pretty it was. I will make again, and again!

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      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! It really is my favorite cake ever! SO glad it turned out and that everyone loved it. Have a great day! πŸ˜€

  35. 44

    This turned out delicious…but the crust rose very high and freaked me out. To me the egg taste was very apparent. I wonder if you leave out one egg if would help or ruin it. The cream filling was so delicious it did cover the egginess, but I did notice it. Everyone elsevtjughtbitceas amazing. I’m gonna make it again, but tweak a little… Thank you for sharing it.

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  37. 46

    I did not like the way the crust turned out..mine puffed up the sides. Decided to make a graham cracker crust instead. Also you should beat the cream cheese first, otherwise you cannot get out the lumps! Next time I will do that and blend pudding and milk together and then add cream cheese. I know mine won’t be like a cream puff exactly, but here’s hoping it will taste okay…serving it to a women’s golf league!

  38. 47
    Peggy Hoban :

    Oh my gosh!!!!! Your recipes are so amazing. Want to try them all. Tryed to pin you but not successful. Hope I can find your site again. Many thanks, Peggy

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    Janet Kibbee :

    This recipe is great. It’s a light but delicious
    combination. I would make it again and
    have shared it with a friend. Thanks.

  40. 50

    I love baking and anything creating or chocolate goes over well with my gang. Thanks for your posts.

  41. 51

    Darn spell check I wanted to say creating not creating.

  42. 53

    I made the inside out cream puff cake with one small adjustment. I used sheets of frozen puff pastry (because I’m lazy!). My husband said he’ll be happy to take this dessert off my hands anytime I care to make.

    Thanks for the shortcut inspiration.

    • 54

      Hi Maureen! Can’t believe I’ve never thought to use the Frozen Puff Pastry – that’s genius!!! I will have to try that next time. I’m sure it tastes just as great. πŸ™‚

  43. 55

    Can 1 stick of butter be used instead of margarine in your recipe?

  44. 56

    I made the cream puff cake two nights ago for out annual pie and cake social and it was a hit si thanks so much for sharing your oh so delicious recipe !!!!
    I don’t know if you will check this Blog or not Before Tomorrow Which is Thanksgiving So Thanks For Sharing This Oh So Delicious Recipe and God Bless You & Your Whole Family & Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  45. 57

    I have tried multiple times to print the Creme Puff Cake recipe…get it displayed on the screen, click on print and nothing happens. Why do you make it so difficult to print your recipes? The last one I got to print took five different clicks before getting to a printable screen.

    Carl B.

    • 58

      All you have to do is click on the Printer icon on the top right of the recipe and it takes you to a printable version. From there, press CTRL P and you should be able to print it. πŸ™‚

  46. 59

    I followed the crust recipe exactly and spread it only on the bottom of the pan. The sides “grew” up and out of the pan more than 3″. What’s up with this?

  47. 61

    Enjoy your recipes and posts very much !

  48. 62

    Made the cream puff cake for card night and it was a hit. Fabukous

  49. 64

    Is it 18 oz of cream cheese/cool whip or 1 – 8 oz pkg/carton? These items are typically packaged in 8 oz sizes.

  50. 65

    Would like to have sugar and fat stats for your desserts as my husband is diabetic and has kidney issues so we must carefully scrutinize his sugar and fat intake. EF

  51. 66

    I make the cream puff cake all the time. But I use instant pistachio pudding instead of vanilla or chocolate. Everyone loves it.

  52. 68

    I am going to try your cream puff cake, it looks so good!

  53. 70

    Hi there!
    “Cream Puff Cake”
    Can the butter (or butter flavor Crisco) be substituted for the margarine in the cream puff layer?
    It seriously looks amazing. Cream puffs are my favorite.

    • 71

      I have used butter and margarine and they both work, but I would stay away from the crisco. It would change the recipe for sure. Good luck and hope you like it, as much as we do πŸ™‚

  54. 72

    What is a stick of butter equivalent to, and what is 1c? This cream puff cake looks amazing, can`t wait to try it.

  55. 74

    Make it look extra fancy, drizzle the hershey syrup side to side…start on the left go right and keep going on the whole cake. So now you have lines of chocolate across the cake. Now take a knife and start at the top and draw it down, then up, down and up…and you will be amazed how it looks. I hope I explained how easy it is.

  56. 76

    Has anyone made fresh whip cream instead of cool whip?

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    Jacquelyn Rasmussen :

    Silly question but I don’t want to mess this up, can I sub butter for the margarine???

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    Im doing it right now. Lets seeπŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

  59. 82

    Two questions: Must you use margarine or is butter okay? Also, have you used real whipped cream instead of CoolWhip? I don’t like using all of those chemicals.

  60. 84

    I made this and it is amazing!.. My puffy crust was way puffier than yours.. But it was Delicious.

  61. 86

    at sad print, but dont print. i love this recipes

  62. 88

    Self rising flour or non?

  63. 90

    The cream puff cake, do you use plain or self rising flour. Sounds so good. Thanks
    Do you let

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    Heidy Clark :

    Fabulous recipe! I used whole Graham crackers for the bottom crust instead. Yummy!

  65. 94

    How Many ounces is the large box of pudding , recipie sounds amazing

  66. 96

    Oh my goodness, just what a fat man on a diet needs, cream puff cake. I’m gonna enjoy every bite.

  67. 98

    I have made cream puffs many times and Danish Puff that uses the same crust and it is delicious. Time to try the cake now. Thanks for sharing!

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    Linda Wittenrich :

    I don’t use margarine, can I substitute butter?