Chocolate Eclair Cake

December 13, 2011

This cake looks like it would be alot of work.  It's not.  It should be though.  That way, you would only eat it on special occasions.  Or, if you didn't care about calories and fat, you would just eat it any old day of the week.

This is a special occasion cake for us.  It's delicious, but, it's alot of cake.  It's filling, but, scrumptious. It also requires no baking.  None.  Just make it the day(or night) before you need it and there you have it.
It is so perfect for the holidays, you will not want to leave it off your dessert menu this year.

Chocolate Eclair Cake


  • 1 box honey graham crackers
  • 2- 5.1 oz boxes vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 16 oz whipped topping (ex: Cool Whip or TruWhip)
  • 16 oz container of chocolate frosting


  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with graham crackers (you will have to crack a few to fit).
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix pudding, milk and whipped topping. Mix until well blended.
  3. Spread about 1/2 of the pudding mixture on the graham crackers. Then, add another layer of graham crackers. Cover that with the remaining pudding mixture. Add a final layer of graham crackers.
  4. Take the foil lid off the the frosting and microwave for a minute or until melted and thin. Pour frosting over the graham crackers. Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.


  1. I made something very similar to this once and it was SO good. This looks great!

  2. This is a heavenly dessert! I have made it for years.This way and lower cal way. I first received it at a weight control meeting, made with sugar free puddings and low fat grahams. Even diabetic family members can eat the low cal. For a very large gathering last summer, I made a 9x13 dish of both, labeled one low cal/sugar. Both were gone, I think in seconds. You cannot go wrong with her recipe! It will be a hit anytime.

    By the way, for Christmas I played with French vanilla and chocolate fudge pudding...yum!

    Thank you Valerie! Though now I think I am going to have to make this again, have the tastebuds waking up.

    1. Thank you Linda! I may be making it again very soon is heavenly :)

  3. I've been making this for years too, but it really will taste more like an eclair if you go with LindaJ suggested and use French Vanilla pudding...yummy!


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