Eclair Cake

Eclair Cake is the perfect dessert after a comfort food dinner. It’s perfect for get-togethers as well!

Eclair Cake Recipe
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Eclair Cake is the perfect dessert to have after comfort food. It’s light and sweet and extremely hard to resist! The recipe only calls for a few ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make.

I have made this dessert for a lot of our family get-togethers, but it’s usually the one I end up taking to the family reunion. Our family reunion is in the summer and Eclair Cake is a nice cool and refreshing dessert on a hot day. People always flock toward the chocolate!

Since eclair cake is so quick and easy to make (and there’s no baking involved), it’s usually my go-to dessert for family functions. It does make a lot of servings, so keep that in mind. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days (although ours never lasts that long!).

How to make Eclair Cake

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First, you will line the bottom of a 9″x13″ glass baking dish with graham crackers.

I usually use my glass baking dish, however, it doesn’t have the best lid. For Christmas, I received a Rachel Ray baking dish (to match my other Rachel Ray cookware) and I love it! The lid is raised so it doesn’t smush the food in the pan. This is the one I have.

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Mix a large box of French Vanilla Jello Pudding with 3 cups of milk as directed on the box. Add an 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip to the pudding mix and mix well.

Pudding Mix for eclair cake

Pour the pudding mixture over the graham crackers.

pudding mix

Add another layer of graham crackers.

graham cracker layer

Heat a can of chocolate frosting in the microwave for a few seconds until it is soft and easy to pour. Pour the heated icing over the top layer of graham crackers.

chocolate frosting layer

Chill for at least four hours, or overnight.

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I love, love, love this dessert!!

What’s your favorite go-to dessert for a crowd?

Eclair Cake


  • 1 box Graham Crackers
  • 1 large box French Vanilla pudding
  • 1 8oz tub Cool Whip
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 can chocolate frosting


  • Line bottom of 13×9″ dish with graham crackers. 
  • In a bowl, mix pudding with milk as directed on pudding box; add Cool Whip to pudding, mix well. Pour pudding mix over graham crackers.
  • Add another layer of graham crackers over the pudding. Heat the can of frosting in the microwave until it is soft and easy to pour, about 30 seconds or so. Pour over the top layer of graham crackers. 
  • Chill four hours or overnight. 


Looking for more sweet recipes? I recommend trying these:
Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies
Pumpkin Muffins
Pretzel Hugs

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