Chocolate Cream Puffs

Light chocolate cream puffs, filled with strawberry vanilla whipping cream.

Ingredients for Chocolate Puffs:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup regular flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Ingredients for Strawberry Filling:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 box instant vanilla “Jello” pudding (102 g)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, minced


  • powdered sugar for decorating
  • melted chocolate (your choice of white, dark, milk, or Ruby) for drizzling or dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In medium saucepan on medium/low heat, bring water and butter to a boil.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt.
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients to boiling water/butter, stir with a spatula until a smooth ball of dough forms.
  5. Transfer dough into electric mixer with paddle attachment.
  6. Beat in one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then beat dough on high for 2 minutes.
  7. Use a piping bag and large tip, pipe dough into small “mounds” on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F, then reduce the oven temperature to 325°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. While cream puffs baking, combine Strawberry Filling ingredients into electric mixing bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
  10. Once cream puffs removed, let FULLY cool.
  11. Begin filling cream puffs with strawberry cream. You can either use a long tip and fill from either the side or bottom of the cream puff; or slice them in half, and dollop the cream between like a sandwich.
  12. Optional – sift powdered sugar or drizzle with melted chocolate.

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