Homemade Cream Puffs

Homemade Cream Puffs, also known as profiteroles or choux à la crème, is one irresistible French dessert made from choux pastry and usually filled with pastry cream and garnished on top with chocolate, caramel or powdered sugar. It is incredible how this recipe resists for centuries and is served all over the world.

Homemade Cream Puffs serving

Choux pastry is very easy to prepare, and while baking forms largely hollow puffs. Fill it with your favorite filling and it will definitely impress your guests.

These homemade cream puffs are delicious, creamy, not too sweet just perfect to end up a good lunch or dinner.

closeup of the Cream Puffs

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Homemade Cream Puffs

5 from 1 vote
Cream Puffs or Profiterole is a great and easy dessert will definitely impress your guests. Delicious, creamy, not too sweet, perfect to end up a good meal.
Servings 25 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Cream Puffs Batter

  • 200 ml water
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites


  • 400 ml milk
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp sugar for the egg whites


  • 100 g chocolate


  • In a heavy sauce pan heat up water with butter until butter is melted.
  • Remove the pan from heat, add flour and mix until well blended. Wait until the composition is slightly cooled then add one by one 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F (180C). Place 1 tbsp of batter with distance between them on a slightly greased baking tray. 
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool completely.
  • Prepare the cream. Make the vanilla pudding according to package directions. Whip egg whites with 2 tbsp of sugar. While pudding is still warm fold in the whipped whites.
  • Split the cream puffs in half and fill them with cream and optional with whipping cream and strawberry slices. Melt the chocolate and sprinkle on top of cream puffs.


Serving: 1gCalories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 16.5gProtein: 3.2gFat: 8.8gSaturated Fat: 5.4gCholesterol: 49mgSugar: 10.2g
Calories: 157kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate, cream puffs, eclairs, strawberry, strawberry cream puffs, vanilla cream puffs

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  1. adi Author says:


  2. Vanessa Author says:

    Mix the whole composition by hand or in the mixer?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I mixed by hand but you can use the mixer if you want to. 

  3. Dulce De Leon Author says:

    Hi Ella, I have noticed that, most of the time, you use your hand to make your recipes. Good, less stuff to wash. Greeetings.

  4. Macaoni Author says:

    and cheese!

  5. hey look like a great recipe! will try. just making sure 2 egg whites in the cream?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes.. to create a light cream and airy.. you can also try recent  recipes I've posted for eclairs of chocolate cream puffs:) Let me know if you enjoyed them

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