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Piece of cake with layers of cream, graham crackers and chocolate topping.
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Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 312kcal


  • 14 ounces graham crackers 1 full box
  • 2 boxes Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed

Chocolate ganache topping ingredients:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup light
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Add the instant vanilla pudding mixture and milk to a large bowl. You can mix with an electric mixer or a whisk. 
  • Add the whipped topping. Make sure that the whipped cream is thawed, then fold into the pudding mixture. 
  • Using graham crackers, line the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. You may have to break some to cover the entire bottom. For estimation purposes, each layer of graham crackers is about one sleeve. 
  • Add half of the pudding mixture. Make sure that you're using just half of pudding mixture and cover the bottom layer of graham crackers. Spread it out smoothly using a spatula. 
  • Add another layer of graham crackers. On top of the pudding mixture you just added, add another graham cracker layer. 
  • Spread the other half of the pudding mixture. Add the remaining pudding mixture on top of this layer of crackers. 
  • Put the final layering of crackers on top of the pudding mixture. 
  • Melt and make the topping. Put the heavy cream, vanilla, and chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat up for 1 minute. Stir, then continue heating in 30-second increments. Make sure that you're stirring between each time. Once the mixture is smooth, let it cool down for a few minutes and then pour it over the top of the eclair cake. Smooth it out using a spatula. 
  • Chill in the fridge. Put a cover on the dessert recipe and let it chill for at least 8 hours. Overnight is best if possible. 


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg