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This easy Bavarian Cream Puff recipe is a keeper. The classic cream puffs turn out every time, and are filled with an easy Bavarian cream knockoff recipe.
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Easy Bavarian Cream

Easy Bavarian Cream Puff are most family’s favourite desserts!
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: creme puff
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


  • In a medium sauce pan, mix your sugar, flour and salt with a whisk. Gradually add the milk and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and add to the pan. Mix well. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick and has the consistency of pudding.
  • Take off heat and add butter and vanilla to the pan, stirring until well combined and butter is melted. Cool completely. I put mine in the fridge to help speed up the cooling process.
  • You have just created a vanilla custard. This is heavenly on it's own, but to give it a Bavarian cream texture it needs to be a little lighter in texture. We do this by taking a 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, whipping it until soft peaks form and gently folding the whipped cream into the custard mixture.
  • Place into a piping bag to be used in the cream puffs.


Serving: 1Puff | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 39.1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 0.9mg