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

Banana Pudding Recipe

I believe Banana Pudding must be a thing of the south because when we traveled upstate I didn’t see this being offered on any menus. This recipe was my Mom’s and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything better.

Banana Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas, pudding

Ingredients

  • 7 bananas, sliced
  • 1 box vanilla wafers (Nilla)
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 tbsp (heeping) self-rising flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 can (12-oz) evaporated milk
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla flavoring

Meringue

  • 6 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Alternate banana slices (round slices about 1/4 inch thick) and vanilla wafers into baking dish.
  • In pan on top of stove, melt butter; remove from stove. Stir in sugar.
  • Add flour and stir until blended.
  • Stir in egg yolks.
  • Pour in milk and vanilla; stir until blended.
  • Place on burner at medium heat. Cook until mixture forms thick pudding. (Be sure to stir continually so mixture does not stick to pan and scorch).
  • Pour cooked mixture over bananas and wafers. Top with meringue.

Meringue

  • While beating egg whites with mixer, add sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat meringue until it clings to beater or forms peaks.
  • Spread over pudding mixture and bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.