How to Make Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Cake

Indulge in decadence with the chocolate and vanilla cream cake. Layers of flaky puff pastry embrace rich chocolate and vanilla cream fillings, creating a dessert masterpiece that's both elegant and indulgent. Flavors and textures awaits in every bite.

How to Make Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Cake
Chocolate and vanilla cream cake – a dessert dreams are made of.

When it comes to desserts, sometimes it's the most extravagant and indulgent creations that make our hearts skip a beat. And in the realm of sweet pleasures, this cake, a classic French dessert dessert, reigns supreme. Layers of crisp, flaky puff pastry alternating with silky, rich creams – this is what dreams are made of.

Intrigued? Well, you're in luck! Today, we're going to guide you through the creation of this exquisite treat with a twist: a luscious combination of chocolate and vanilla-white chocolate cream.


Let's begin by gathering the stars of our show – the ingredients:

For the Chocolate Cream:

  • 250g milk
  • 250g cream
  • 100g egg yolks
  • 50g sugar
  • 160g semi-sweet chocolate
  • 90g bitter chocolate
  • 90g high-performance 70% cocoa bittersweet chocolate

For the Vanilla and White Chocolate Cream:

  • 200g whipping cream
  • ¼ cup of vanilla pods
  • 60g white chocolate

For the Puff Pastry Layers:

  • 300g puff pastry dough

This ensemble of ingredients promises an unforgettable dessert that is both smooth and crunchy, sweet and bitter, all in the same delightful bite.

Puff Pastry

Our journey begins with the foundation of the puff pastry layers. Follow these steps to achieve the perfect crisp layers:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 °C. While it warms up, roll out your puff pastry and place it on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake the puff pastry in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until it turns a beautiful golden brown. The heavenly aroma that fills your kitchen will be your cue.
  3. Once baked, take the puff pastry out and allow it to cool. Once it's cool enough to handle, cut it into your desired shape. Set it aside for later use.

Chocolate Cream

Now, it's time to delve into the world of luxurious chocolate cream. This is where the real magic happens. The chocolate cream will be layered between those crispy puff pastry sheets.

  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, cream, egg yolks, and sugar. Heat them gently, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly. This is your homemade Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the semi-sweet, bitter, and bittersweet chocolates. Once your sauce is ready, pour it over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is completely incorporated. The result should be a smooth, velvety chocolate mixture.
  3. Allow your chocolate cream to cool until it reaches a creamy, pipeable consistency. You might be tempted to sneak a taste, but try to resist!
  4. Once it's ready, transfer the chocolate cream into a piping bag. This will make it easier to create those beautifully layered puff pastry sheets.

The Vanilla and White Chocolate

To add an extra layer of extravagance to our pastry, let's prepare the vanilla and white chocolate cream:

  1. Begin by melting the white chocolate. You can use a microwave or a double boiler for this – just make sure it's smooth and creamy.
  2. While the white chocolate cools slightly, whip the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Slit the vanilla pods open and scrape out the tiny, flavor-packed seeds.
  3. Slowly, with the grace of a masterful pastry chef, fold the vanilla seeds and the cooled white chocolate into the whipped cream. Your goal here is to create a creamy, heavenly mixture.
  4. Once your vanilla and white chocolate cream is ready, transfer it into a piping bag, equipped with a curly doughnut tip. The swirls this tip creates will add a touch of elegance to your dessert.

Assembling Your Masterpiece

With your puff pastry layers, chocolate cream, and vanilla-white chocolate cream all prepped and ready, it's time to assemble your chocolate and vanilla cream cake:

  1. Begin with a layer of puff pastry, placing it gently on your serving plate.
  2. Pipe a layer of chocolate cream over the puff pastry.
  3. Carefully add another layer of puff pastry on top of the chocolate cream.
  4. Pipe a layer of the vanilla-white chocolate cream.
  5. Repeat this process until you've used all your puff pastry and creams, creating a delectable tower of alternating flavors.
Crafted with love and precision, our showstopper dessert promises pure indulgence in every bite.
Crafted with love and precision, our showstopper dessert promises pure indulgence in every bite.


  • Make sure your puff pastry is cold before rolling it out. This will help to prevent it from shrinking in the oven.
  • If you are using a frozen puff pastry, be sure to thaw it completely before using it.
  • Prick the puff pastry all over with a fork before baking. This will help to prevent it from puffing up too much.
  • Bake the puff pastry until it is golden brown and crispy.
  • Let the puff pastry cool completely before assembling the cake.
  • Be careful not to overwhip the vanilla and white chocolate cream. You want it to be soft and fluffy, but not stiff.
  • If you are not using a piping bag to pipe the cream onto the pastry, you can simply spread it on with a spatula.
  • Serve the chocolate and vanilla cream cake immediately after assembling. This will help to ensure that the puff pastry remains crispy.

The Grand Finale

Now, you have a a classic French dessert that looks like it came straight from a patisserie. The layers of crispy puff pastry, decadent chocolate, and smooth vanilla-white chocolate cream come together to create a dessert that's truly extraordinary.

It's time to indulge, so grab a fork and savor the harmonious blend of textures and flavors. Every bite is a delight, with the contrasting sweetness of the cream and the crispy, buttery pastry layers. This is a dessert to remember, one that will impress even the most discerning palates.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and let your inner pastry chef shine as you create this elegant masterpiece. Share it with friends and family, or savor it all to yourself; this chocolate and vanilla cream cake dessert is bound to be the highlight of any meal. Enjoy!