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Homemade Cream Puffs Recipe

The easiest recipe for homemade cream puffs. Light and airy cream puffs with a dulce de leche buttercream filling. SO GOOD!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 cream puffs
Author: Valentina's Corner


cream puffs-

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs

Dulce de Leche filling-

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp (2 sticks)
  • 14 oz dulce de leche (cooked condensed milk)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover two large baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, over med/high heat, add water and butter and cook until mixture comes to a soft boil. Turn off heat.
  • Add the combined sugar, salt, and flour at once and stir quickly until everything is incorporated.
  • Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and start allow the mixture to slightly cool. You don't want it hot!
    Beat in one egg at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Fill a piping bag with some of the cream puff mixture Pipe small cream puffs (a little bigger than a regular teaspoon but round). Once piped, slightly flatted the top of the batter.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 400°F. Turn heat down to 365°F and bake another 20 minutes, or until golden in color. Set aside to completely cool.
  • In a bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add the dulce de leche and beat until combined, refrigerate.
  • Pipe cream into the bottom of the puffs or slice puffs in half and add cream and close, like a sandwich. Dust cream puffs with powdered sugar.
    Enjoy, friends!