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Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe is made of layers of a creamy pudding mixture and graham crackers, then topped with a rich, crackly, homemade chocolate frosting that will make your heart sing.
Course Casserole, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 361kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 3.5 oz. boxes vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 12 oz container Cool Whip {or 3 c. homemade whipped cream}
  • 14.4 oz box graham crackers

Chocolate Frosting

  • cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Beat with a wire whisk or electric mixer (2) 3.5 oz pudding mixes with 3 cups of whole milk for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in 12 0z cool whip or homemade whipped cream.
  • Place a layer of graham crackers on bottom of 9x13 pan.
  • Layer half of pudding mixture over graham crackers.
  • Place another layer of graham crackers over pudding mixture.
  • Layer remaining pudding mixture over graham crackers.
  • Top with final layer of remaining graham crackers.

Make Frosting

  • Combine ⅓ cup cocoa, ¼ cup milk, ⅛ tsp salt, and 1 cup sugar in a stove pot and bring to a full rolling boil; boil about 1 minute, stirring very frequently.
  • Remove from heat and cool one minute.
  • Mix 1 stick butter and 1 tsp vanilla with the cocoa mixture; stir until butter is melted.
  • Pour chocolate sauce over the top layer of graham crackers. Spread evenly to completely cover graham crackers.
  • Refrigerate over night to allow frosting to set.

Video

Notes

Note: The homemade frosting is amazing and worth the effort! However, if you don't want to make homemade frosting, you can buy prepared frosting and melt it a minute and half to spread.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1.7mg