This dessert has been around for many years, I have no memory of where I first learned of it, or even when I began serving it. The base has no sugar in it, giving it more of a European taste.
1 c water
1/2 c unsalted butter
1/4 t. salt (or use salted butter and leave this out)
1 c flour
1 package cream cheese (8 oz, room temperature)
2 packages vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz each)
3 c cold milk
12 oz whipped topping (I make my own)
chocolate syrup for decorating
Bring the first three ingredients to a boil in a saucepan . Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball is formed. Remove from heat and let stand for five minutes. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Spread the mixture into a greased 13×9 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely.
In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, pudding mix and milk until smooth. Spread the mixture over the cooled puff and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Spread whipped cream over the top, sealing it. Drizzle with chocolate syrup just before serving.