Eclair Cake Recipe

For the last 15 years or more I have been making eclair cake after my aunt showed up to a family get together with one of these delicious desserts. My children loved them so much that my son use to request this as his birthday cake. I would make it up and add candles to it. 

I looked back for photos to commemorate the birthdays we had this and all I could find was from 2004 when he turned 13, 2006 and 2007 at 15 & 16, respectively. I’ll add the birthday pics at the end below the recipe.

Back in the day when I made them I used to use a different chocolate topping, but have been unable to find the chocolate anymore so the revised frosting was from someone else and to be honest I have yet to make one with this revised frosting as I don’t think it will be as good as the original version. I really wish Nestle would still make the chocolate I used to use.

If anyone takes a chance and fixes one of these, let me know how that chocolate frosting really taste. 

Eclair Cake

A delicious creamy dessert
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cool whip, chocolate, pudding, graham crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 box Graham Crackers
  • 2 pkgs Small French Vanilla Pudding
  • cups Milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip

Chocolate Frosting

  • cups Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ cup Cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp Butter, softened
  • cup Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Butter 9x13 pan and line with graham grackers.
  • Mix together pudding and milk beating for 2 minutes.
  • Blend in cool whip.
  • Pour mixture over graham crackers and top with another layer of graham crackers.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Chocolate Frosting Instructions

  • Blend confectioners sugar and cocoa together, mixing well.
  • Add softened butter and milk, mix well.
  • Add corn syrup and vanilla, stirring until creamy.
  • Spread over top of graham cracker layer.
  • Refrigerate for 24 hours.
Eclair Cake

Happy 13th Birthday

Eclair Cake

Happy 15th Birthday

Eclair Cake

Happy 16th Birthday