By yooper on February 12, 2002
Photo by pinklily_wv
Photo by pinklily_wv
"A co-worker of mine brought this into work today and I had to share the recipe! It's like a giant eclair!"
Serving Size: 1 (108 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"This was fantastic! I made it the night before, because I like to make pudding type desserts and let them sit and absorb the flavors (but save the Cool Whip for shortly before serving). I made this for a party and it was a huge hit! We did use the chocolate sauce, and it was perfect! I did not notice the crust getting soggy at all."
"Wasn't as good as I thought it would be. MUST be eaten within 1 day of making or the crust goes soggy. Also you may want to just make regular cream puffs as the crust is really much thicker than it should be for a cream puff."
"Made this, and ate this, and ate this, and ate this....SOOO GOOD!! I didn't have chocolate syrup though, but I didn't even miss it (20 lbs. later/lol!) Thanks, Mark, for a wonderful recipe!!"
"These were a hit at my family's Thanksgiving dinner. Those who don't care for pie (pumpkin & pecan, of course) really went for the luscious little bites. I lightened them up with sugar-free pudding, skim milk, fat-free cream cheese and free cool-whip. Nobody knew the difference."
"Made this for dessert for Easter dinner, and I can hardly move as I write this review. This was reallllllly good! I added just about a half teaspoon of vanilla to the pudding mix, seemed to make the vanilla flavor come out. Also, when blending the cream cheese and milk, cream the cheese first, then add the milk slowly. DH wants me to make this again (not tomorrow though :o)...) and put some bananas in it. Yum! :o)"
"One more ^5 on this recipe. Easy to do & a great combo of flavors. No kids in the house--no chocolate syrup sooooo, I made ganache & drizzled it over the top. So very elegant. If there is a dessert heaven--they serve this!"
"This was a great dessert and easy to make!! I took it to work and they devoured it. I will definately recommend this to my friends. Karen W."
"Hi, I'm gonna give you a 5 stars right now. I've made this so many times and people go absolutely crazy. They think you're a professional chef when you prepare this. Another fun thing to do with this is use "magic shell" instead of the chocolate syrup. The magic shell is like the syrup except that when you pour it on the eclair cake it hardens. Incredible! Thanks for posting. People will be thanking you for this one!"
"Just a note on the "soggy crust" review. The last time I made this after I made the crust I turned on the broiler in my oven and broiled it for 2 or 3 minutes to get it nice and brown and crispy. Worked out perfectly!"
"Been making this for 25 yrs, Men Love it. Never had a problem with a soggy crust - make sure it's cooked enough & cool. Have tried to fancy it up by using homemade pudding or whipped cream, but the original formula works best."
"Super good. I didn't have a problem with soggy crust at all. When I pulled it out of the oven I thought I may have cooked it too long because it seemed a bit hard. But as it cooled it seemed to soften. I would recommend a thin layer of nonstick cooking spray though. Will be making again! Thanks for a great throw together recipe."
"Made this for a party yesterday and it was devoured within a mere five minutes or less! One great, giant cream puff! I would suggest spraying some Pam on the pan. I used a glass baking dish and some of it stuck to the pan. Yooper, thanks for the recipe. What a hit!"
"I had no idea what to expect from this, but am always willing to try a Yooper! It came out beautifully-delicious and very attractive-this is a keeper"
"This was a huge hit in our house! It took everything in me to stop the family from lapping their bowls like little puppy dogs! ;) BIG thanks for this one!"
"This was so easy to make and super yummy! The name of the recipe is perfect! And this is so much easier to make as a cake than to make individual cream puffs (no slicing open, no filling). Very yummy! It makes a lot if you aren't planning on serving it with company. Make sure the cream cheese is softened to facilitate the blending with the milk. Mine had tiny bits of cream cheese in the pudding layer (but it didn't stop us from eating it). :) Thank you for a fun, easy, and tasty recipe!"
"This is soooo good. I made it for a dinner party and it was a real hit. The pan was empty before everyone left for home. As one other reviewer suggested, pull the batter all the way up the sides and mix the cream cheese with a bit of milk then add more milk slowly. The mixture will be smoother.This was like one big cream puff---MMMMM"
"This is so good my family loved it. My sister asked for the recipe how fun."
"This is my new favorite dessert, I am going to try sprinkling some chopped nuts on top before serving,the naxt time. The taste is so creamy and just delicious, I love the french vanilla flavor but will try others in the future too."
"TO DIE FOR!!! Really easy to make, tastes great, people will think you're a genius in the kitchen. I skipped the chocolate on top and served hot fudge sauce on the side. Will be made again and again. Thanks, yooper."
"Thanks so much for posting this. I just discovered it in a cooking magazine, and made it and WOW. No kidding, it is to DIE for! We omitted the chocolate syrup and didn't miss it at all. Also, the recipe I found called for cheesecake flavored pudding (if you can find it)--how over the top is that??) Wonderful."