Thursday, November 24, 2011

Chocolate Eclair Cake

I love all kinds of sweets, but I don't think there's anything better than a great icebox dessert!  I LOVE THIS RECIPE and have been making it for years!  It always gets rave reviews and I get lots of requests for the recipe!  You won't believe how easy this one is!  Plan to make this one the night before you'll be serving it to allow the graham crackers to soften and the filling to set up!!!

Here's what you'll need! (. . . and only 5 ingredients!!!)

Whisk both packages of pudding with 3 cups milk until well blended and it begins to thicken a little.

Fold in an 8 oz. container of Cool Whip.

Lay graham crackers in a single layer in 9x13 pan.

Spread 1/2 of pudding mixture over graham crackers.  (Look at that yummy filling!!!!!!!!!)

Add another layer of whole graham crackers.  (It doesn't have to be perfect- USE THE BROKEN PIECES- IT WON'T MATTER!!)
Pour remainder of mixture over graham crackers.

Add a third layer of graham crackers on top.

Remove lid and aluminum seal from frosting can and soften frosting in microwave for 20-25 seconds.  (Note:  Be sure to remove all traces of the aluminum seal before microwaving!!)  Pour icing on graham crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.

IT'S THAT EASY!!!!!!!!  Refrigerate overnight!!!

This was the lonely piece leftover from today's family get together!  Look at all those yummy layers!!

Chocolate Eclair Cake

2 small packages French Vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 box graham crackers
1 container chocolate frosting

Whisk together milk and pudding until well-blended and slightly thickened.  Fold in container of Cool Whip.  Place enough whole graham crackers to cover bottom of 9x13 pan.  Do not overlap graham crackers. Spread 1/2 of pudding mixture over crackers.  Add a 2nd layer of graham crackers.  Then spread the remaining pudding mixture over crackers.  Add a final layer of whole graham crackers.  Soften chocolate frosting in the microwave for about 20-25 seconds.  Be sure to remove lid and aluminum seal.  Spread frosting over entire cake.  Refrigerate overnight!

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  1. i have had this once and it is fabulous!! Thanks for the recipe! I am going to have to make this soon!!

  2. Enjoy! This is always a hit at potlucks with both kids and adults!!

  3. This looks yummy! I can't wait to make it for the holidays! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week :)

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  4. Oh, yeah...this is truly irresistible!!! YUM!

  5. I have been making this for years! My grandma gave the recipe to me probably about 17 years ago and you are right it is good! I can't tell ya how many times I have shared the recipe. My version doesn't do the frosting, we melt half a bag of choc chips, 1 tbls of butter, 1 tbls milk, and 1 tsp vanilla-melt and pour over the top. so good!