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Mocha Cream Puffs – Coffee Flavored Choix Pastry Dessert

If you love the taste of coffee desserts, you will love these mocha cream puffs. Their mocha flavor is lovely and the texture takes this dessert to a new level.

The cream puffs have a crisp top and bottom puff just brimming with delicious mocha cream that has been lightened up a bit.

These delicious cream puffs make a nice light dessert and are great as a sweet choice of finger food the next time you have friends over for drinks.

They are fancy looking but light and delicious too.  The recipe calls for just a bit of butter and used low fat vanilla yogurt instead of cream to save on calories.

Mocha cream puffs with a coffee yoghurt filling.

These mocha cream puffs are a perfect sweet bite

Make your batter and them drop it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in 20 small rounds.  Bake for 25 minutes until browned.

The mocha filling is made with yogurt, cocoa powder and coffee crystals for a yummy taste that will tempt your coffee loving friends.

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Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha cream puffs with a coffee yoghurt filling.

These tasty cream puffs have a rich mocha center and a coffee flavored outside. Serve them for a special occasion.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


For the puffs

  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee crystals
  • 1/8 teaspoonkosher salt
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Confectioners sugar to finish

For the mocha filling

  • 1/2 cup of low fat vanilla yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 4 ounces of frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, coffee and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add the flour and stir vigorously.
  6. Cook until a ball forms that does not separate.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each egg. Be sure it is very smooth.
  9. Drop onto the baking sheet in 20 mounds.
  10. Bake about 25 minutes or until they have browned.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.
  12. To make the mocha filling, combine the yoghurt cocoa powder and coffee crystals.
  13. Add the whipped topping. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  14. When the puffs have cooled, split them and remove the soft dough that is on the inside of the puff.
  15. Pipe the mocha filling into the bottom puff.
  16. Replace the top of the pastry and and add a dollop on the top, too.
  17. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners sugar.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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    Sunday 21st of July 2013

    These sound delicious -- however the measurement for flour is missing for the puffs! :-) Thanks, I love your recipes!!


    Sunday 21st of July 2013

    HI Vicki.

    Thanks for alerting me to my typo. I have edited the article so that it shows now. It's 3/4 cup of all purpose flour.

    Proof reading is my friend!


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