Mocha Cream Puffs

If you love the taste of coffee desserts, you will love these mocha cream puffs.   They have a crisp top and bottom puff just brimming with delicious mocha cream that has been lightened up a bit.

Mocha Cream puffs

These Mocha Cream Puffs are a Perfect Sweet Bite

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.

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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Yield: 20

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

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 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tsp of instant coffee crystals
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs

For the mocha filling

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, coffee and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the flour and stir vigorously. Cook until a ball forms that does not separate. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each egg. Be sure it is very smooth. Drop onto the baking sheet in 20 small mounds. Bake about 25 minutes or until they have browned. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, split the puffs and remove the soft dough that is on the inside of the puff.
  4. Pipe the mocha filling into the bottom puff. Add the top and serve.
  5. To make the mocha filling, combine the yoghurt cocoa powder and coffee crystals. Add the whipped topping. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 33mg Sodium: 50mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Protein: 2g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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  4 comments for “Mocha Cream Puffs

  1. vicki
    07/21/2013 at 8:00 am

    These sound delicious — however the measurement for flour is missing for the puffs! 🙂 Thanks, I love your recipes!!

    • admin
      07/21/2013 at 9:56 am

      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!


      • vicki
        07/22/2013 at 5:03 pm

        thanks Carol – I look forward to making these SO much!! Vicki

        • admin
          07/22/2013 at 7:11 pm

          Hope they work out well.


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