Chocolate Eclair Cake

18 Slices
20 min

This recipe for chocolate eclair cake is an easy summer dessert that requires no baking. The recipe includes an eclair glaze recipe that makes the perfect topping.

If you’ve ever had a chocolate pudding graham cracker cake, this chocolate éclair cake recipe is similar. This recipe for chocolate eclair cake uses vanilla pudding instead of chocolate. But, you could change it up if you want to. And, you can always make homemade pudding if you prefer. In the summer, I prefer to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible.

The chocolate eclair glaze recipe is made from scratch. It’s similar to the glaze that you find on a real chocolate eclair. The rest of the ingredients are ready-made. This means that you can easily customize them for the people you’re serving.. 

This recipe for chocolate eclair cake is a no-bake sheet cake that is similar in taste to a real chocolate eclair. The eclair glaze recipe is similar to the chocolate frosting that you would find on your eclair.

You can easily change up the flavor of pudding you use in the recipe for chocolate eclair cake. Why not try chocolate or even pistachio. Or, use banana instant pudding and add a layer of sliced bananas to the center. Yum. You could even add extra bananas to the top for decoration.

Recipe details

  • 18  Slices
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients

CAKE

  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 (16 ounces) package graham crackers

TOPPING

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cup confectioners sugar

Ellen Christian
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  • Mike Mike on Aug 13, 2021

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      1. Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.
      2. Whisk together pudding mix and milk until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes. Fold in frozen whipped topping until completely mixed.
      3. Spoon half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers and spread into an even layer. Cover the pudding with a layer of graham crackers and top with remaining pudding in another layer. Top with additional graham crackers to create the final layer.
      4. Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl.
      5. In a microwave-safe cup, heat milk in a microwave until warm, about 30 seconds. Pour milk over chocolate chips and allow to rest until the chocolate has melted. Stir until well incorporated. Using a mixer, beat in the butter. When well mixed, add the confectioner’s sugar and whip until completely incorporated. Continue to mix for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
      6. Spread the topping over the final layer of graham crackers.
      7. Cover the dessert and refrigerate overnight before serving to allow the crackers to soften.



    1. Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.
    2. Whisk together pudding mix and milk until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes. Fold in frozen whipped topping until completely mixed.
    3. Spoon half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers and spread into an even layer. Cover the pudding with a layer of graham crackers and top with remaining pudding in another layer. Top with additional graham crackers to create the final layer.
    4. Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl.
    5. In a microwave-safe cup, heat milk in a microwave until warm, about 30 seconds. Pour milk over chocolate chips and allow to rest until the chocolate has melted. Stir until well incorporated. Using a mixer, beat in the butter. When well mixed, add the confectioner’s sugar and whip until completely incorporated. Continue to mix for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
    6. Spread the topping over the final layer of graham crackers.
    7. Cover the dessert and refrigerate overnight before serving to allow the crackers to soften.


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