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Bakery Classics: Nutella Cream Puffs

If you think you can’t make perfect bakery style airy cream puffs, you are wrong. This recipe really is no fail – and delicious. Roll up your sleeves and give it a go.

Nutella Cream Puffs | Kita Roberts

It’s amazing what you can remember about food. The world goes whizzing by us at such a ridiculous speed that I can’t keep up. And, I’m no Super Woman juggling a job and three kids like a lot of you are. I’m just trying to hold my own. I don’t know where yesterday went. But I can remember exactly the first time my father made cream puffs. I can remember the smell of the choux paste baking into perfect little balls in the oven filling the house and how excited I was to pop an over stuffed cream filled bite in my mouth. Smell and taste can really bring you right back and ground you in those moments that mean something.

What exactly are Cream Puffs?

Also called a profiterole in French, cream puffs are filled French choux pastry balls with a sweet and moist filling. Sometimes whipped cream is used, but custard and pastry cream are other typical options. Either way, they are delicious, though rarely made at home. Or at least that is what I thought.

The other day I cracked open a new magazine to discover their Nutella version. These bakery case balls of perfection always seem so far out of my league, but I’m here to tell you they aren’t. Really, they came together in a snap and I was shocked how easy they were (I even peeked in the oven once or twice – which I never do! – to make sure they hadn’t exploded, goblins weren’t having a food fight, something). The Nutella filling was even a hit with Handsome who ended up finishing it off with a spoon and robbing the last two little pastries of their creamy centers.

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Nutella Cream Puffs | Kita Roberts

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Yield: 12 Cream Puffs

Nutella Cream Puffs

Nutella Cream Puffs | Kita Roberts

If you think you can’t make perfect bakery style airy cream puffs, you are wrong. This recipe really is no fail – and delicious. Roll up your sleeves and give it a go.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Nutella or other hazelnut chocolate spread


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Combine the water, butter, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the flour quickly and whisk to combine. Stir until the mixture forms a ball and holds itself together.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing with a wooden spoon well after each addition.
  7. Using a pastry bag fitted with a large tip, or an old fashioned spoon, dollop the flour mixture into 12 portions onto the preparing baking sheet, leaving 2" between each each. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the cream at medium to medium high speed until soft peaks form.
  9. Add the Nutella and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  10. Gently cut the tops off the cream puffs and fill with Nutella cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

Nutella Cream Puffs | Kita Roberts

Sherri King Edman

Friday 14th of February 2020

Can these be filled and then frozen? I know choux can be frozen but I was wondering about the whipped cream Nutella business. I’m making donuts for a party and I’m trying to figure out a way to get them filled ahead of time. I thought if I could fill and then freeze them and then put them out an hour or two ahead of time they would be about right for the party.


Friday 14th of February 2020

I have not tested this however, I feel like it should work just fine :) Also, rock out on you for getting things done ahead of time like a BOSS!

mama fiyah

Monday 7th of October 2019

Hi kita, if i were to make this puff for dessert table for my guest, will the nutella cream melt in room temperature? From what i know heavy cream will not last long in room temperarure. Is there any other recipe for me to follow.


Friday 11th of October 2019

Hey hey! Depends on how long they are sitting out and what the room temp is. I would only set them out an hour before hand. You could make the cream ahead and plate right before guests arrive - storing in fridge until 1 hour to 30 minutes before serving. I hope these turn out - they are a favorite of mine!


Friday 18th of October 2013

I love to make cream puffs and that Nutella whipped cream looks to-die-for!


Wednesday 16th of October 2013

GASP!! Holy yum Batman!


Tuesday 15th of October 2013

Oh cream puff I love you, and I love you even more with nutella. I often marvel at what people accomplish who write a blog, keep a home and tend to a few kidlets. I, too, can barely remember what happened the day before, let alone an hour or two. Need to get it together!

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