Eclair Cake

By Noreen Doll.

Eclair Cake is a wonderful summer treat! Although it’s tasty all year round.

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It’s easy to make, cool, and delicious to eat.

Put it together quickly, and refrigerate a few hours before serving.


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2 Small (3.4 oz) Boxes French Vanilla Pudding

1- 8 Ounce Whipped Topping

3 Cups Milk

1 Pound Graham Crackers


Cocoa Powder

Karo Syrup

Powdered Sugar




How to Make Eclair Cake.

Empty the pudding into a bowl.  Add the 3 cups of milk and beat until it starts to set up.

Fold the thawed whipped topping into the pudding mixture.

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Line a 9×13 cake pan with 1 layer of graham crackers.

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Pour half the pudding mix over the graham cracker layer and spread it evenly.

Place another layer of graham crackers on the pudding layer.

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Add the rest of the pudding mix and spread it out.

Put one more layer of graham crackers over the top of the pudding mix.

Cover and refrigerate.

Chocolate Icing

4 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons Cocoa

2 Teaspoons Karo Syrup

1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar

3 Tablespoons Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1. Melt the butter and stir in the cocoa.

2. Add the Karo syrup and mix.

3. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix well.

Don’t make the icing too stiff, as you need to be able to spread it over a surface that will be moving a little as you work.

If the icing is too stiff to spread, add a teaspoon or so of very hot water until you have an easily spreadable consistency.

Remove the eclair cake from the refrigerator and quickly spread the chocolate icing over the top.

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Return to the refrigerator for a few hours to set up before serving.


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When making this for 1 or 2 people, cut the recipe in half and use an 8×8 pan for it. That’s how I made this batch.

To make this gluten free,  try substituting gluten free shortbread for the graham crackers.

Noreen Doll

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  1. I am adding this to my list on summer treats that I have to make. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I definitely want to make this soon! How tasty!

  3. This looks so delicious and easy! My kids will love it. Come link up at Tickle My Tastebuds!


  4. Looks great!

  5. Oh my Noreen, these look dangerous! I love chocolate eclairs so this would be a hit in our household :)

  6. This looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Do Tell Tuesday. I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe.

  7. This would be a great dessert for the kids to make this summer–looks very tasty! :)

  8. This looks yummy! I can’t wait to try it!

  9. This looks delicious and pretty easy to make. Thanks for the recipe/idea.

  10. Looks delicious! I will have to try it! Thank you for sharing!

  11. This looks so good, Noreen! I will have to try these!

  12. This looks so delectable! Perfect for summer gatherings. 😉

  13. Yum! Looks good and easy too! Thanks for sharing at the #partyontheporch. Blessings, D

  14. This is divine! BTW, I saw your post at The Weekend re-Treat.

  15. I LOVE this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Noreen – Oh my goodness this looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining Fluster’s #CreativeMuster party. It was a lot of fun to co-host! Hugs, Holly

  17. My family loves this recipe – I haven’t made it in a while. I like this version with the homemade frosting. The recipe I have uses store bought and you melt it. Pinning this.

  18. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    That sounds sinfully delicious!

  19. This looks absolutely heavenly. And so easy. I love it!

  20. My mom makes this cake and my family LOVES it! It is so darn good, and pretty easy too.

  21. Visiting from the Sew Darn Crafty link up. OMG….this dessert looks delicious and easy! Perfect for summer parties. I’ll be making this one :)

  22. Oh wow! This is amazing!!!

  23. That looks so easy! I bet it’s yummy too. Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa

  24. OMG. Noreen. I love this. Eclair cake. Who knew? I’ve done this myself. In fact, I’m working on… oh, wait. I’ve mixed pudding with Cool Whip. It’s such a nice light taste! I’m pinning this. o, I haven’t made the eclair cake. I’ve worked with pudding and Cool Whip. Awesome. Can you tell I’m all over the place tonight? Party night. :) I featured Rena’s tutorial on the anklet. Gorgeous. That girl has talent. Your friend, Linda

  25. Quick, easy and delicious! We love eclairs so making this for sure! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Your blog is so full of great ideas!

  26. What a quick and yummy looking dessert. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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