Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cream Puff Cake

This is my favorite-absolutely favorite dessert to make! I got the recipe, well a conglomerate of recipes, from a friend of mine that never disappoints when it's her turn to bring dessert over.

I made this for our Bible Study Friday Night and I must say, it was yummy!

Cream Puff Cake Ingredients

1 C Water
1/2 C Butter
1 C All-Purpose Flour
4 Eggs
1 (8oz) Package of Cream Cheese
4 C Milk
3 small boxes of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 (12oz) container of Whipped Topping (Kool-Whip)-Thawed
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 T butter

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large heavy saucepan, heat the butter and water to boiling over medium high heat. Add flour and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until it forms a ball and pulls away from the pan.

Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Spread this mixture in the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased, 9x13 inch pan and cook for 35 minutes. This doesn't have to be neat or spread evenly-and watching it bake is the fun part!

To make the chocolate frosting, (you can never have too much of this stuff!) melt 1 C chocolate chips with 2 T of butter over low heat. Then stir in 1/2 C of powdered sugar and 1 t vanilla. At this point you just play with the frosting by adding 1 T of hot water at a time until it is of pouring consistency-keep the stove on low (making sure not to burn chocolate) to help melt sugar. This step sounds like a pain but it makes this dessert so much better!

Pour about 3/4 of your chocolate over the cream puff shell, spreading it to the edges

For the cream cheese filling: combine the softened cream cheese and pudding mix in a large bowl and beat it until it is smooth; slowly add milk. (I used Vanilla Soy but regular works great, too.). Once mixed, fold in whipped topping.

Spread the mixture over your chocolate covered cream puff shell. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now drizzle the rest of the chocolate on top and divide into 4 equal pieces-LOL-Enjoy!

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