Easter Dessert: Strawberry Cream Puff Cake {Pie}

We didn’t do a whole lot for Easter this year. We stayed at home and didn’t have any company  (well, except for Nana, she came to see the little one). I made a simple crock pot roast, mashed potatoes, and roasted asparagus. It was super simple and delicious. I wanted to find a great dessert that wouldn’t be too sweet (because we would be so full from dinner) and used in season fruit. I scoured my Pinterest page until I found the perfect one, Strawberry Cream Puff Cake from The Girl Who Ate Everything. It was super easy and used strawberries which are my favorite.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

I made the “pie” crust earlier in the day so that it could cool before I filled it with the cream. This reminded me of a pie more than a cake. That is why I am calling it strawberry cream puff pie!

This is the mixture after I added the flour and it turned into a “dough” consistency.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}I put it in the mixer and added the eggs one at a time until it was all well incorporated.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

I tried to use my fingers to spread the batter up the sides of the pan like the original recipe said, but that didn’t work out so well for me. I ended up using a spatula.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

This was the finished cream puff “pie” shell. Not too pretty, but who cares! I am about to top that thing with some yumminess.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

After I creamed the sugar and cream cheese together, I added the orange zest, vanilla and whipping cream. I whipped it all together until the mixture was smooth and had nice stiff peaks.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

I added the finished cream filling to the puff pie shell.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

I sliced my strawberries earlier in the day and put 1 tsp of sugar on them just to give them this shiny, sweet glaze. They were definitely ripe and sweet enough without the sugar, but I love how pretty they look with that glaze on top.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

I left the ring on the pan until it was time to serve it up. It was so pretty!

Strawberry Cream Puff Pie {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

I made a little whipped cream (without any sugar) from the leftover heavy cream. This was such a perfect dessert. Not too sweet and so yummy. I will definitely be making this again while it is still strawberry season here!

You can find the original recipe here on The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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