Skip to main content

Eclair Cake

I made this eclair cake for book club that I hosted last night and wanted to share the recipe with you all.  My family made eclair cake a lot in my growing up years, but I haven't ever made it since I've lived on my own (12+ years).  It is four layers of deliciousness:  buttery crust, pudding, whipping cream, and chocolate.  This is a wonderful dessert to make for a crowd, since you make it in a cookie sheet.

I saw a recipe for eclair squares on the Sisters' Cafe blog and wanted to make it.  Their recipe is a little more "grownup" than the recipe that I used when I was younger.  The cool whip and Hershey's chocolate syrup that I used to use are replaced with real whipping cream and a chocolate glaze drizzle.

Eclair Cake
recipe from Sisters' Cafe and also from my childhood recipe box

1/2 cup butter
1 cup hot water
1 cup flour
4 eggs

Boil water and butter until butter is melted.  Mix (in mixer with wire whisk attachment).  Add flour and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Spread on greased large cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Crust will bubble up. Take out of oven and flatten bubbles with spatula while still hot. Allow to cool.

2 large boxes (5.1 oz) instant vanilla pudding
4 1/2 cups milk
8 oz. cream cheese, softened

Whip pudding with milk and softened cream cheese until mixture is smooth. Spread over cooled crust. 

1 1/2 – 2 cups heavy whipping cream
powdered sugar

Beat whipping cream with 2 heaping spoonfuls of powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Spread whipped cream over pudding.

Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 Tb butter
3 Tb milk
1 cup powdered sugar

Melt chocolate chips over low heat and add all other ingredients. Beat well with wire whisk until smooth. Drizzle on top. Refrigerate dessert before serving.


Popular posts from this blog

One Hour Rolls

These rolls are amazing!  I've been making these rolls since 2001 when I was a newlywed and my sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.  The rolls are light, fluffy, easy to make and they only take one hour!  And delicious too!   I've made these rolls more times than I can count, so I've perfected the art of making them.  Here are some step-by-step instructions with pictures for you. Here's what you'll need.  I buy pretty much all of the ingredients in this recipe at Sam's club, thus the huge containers.  You need warm water, yeast, oil, sugar, salt, egg and flour. In the mixer bowl, add warm water (not hot), oil, sugar and yeast.  Mix together. After ten or fifteen minutes the yeast mixture should be puffed up like this.  Time to add the salt and beaten egg. Then mix in the flour.  (I've used a mixture of half wheat and half white flour successfully.) Keep adding flour until the dough is manageable.  It will be a little sticky, b

Havreflarn (Swedish Oat Crisp Cookies)

We had some teenagers over for a Swedish themed dinner last night.  They were participating in a "missionary for a day" activity.  They were paired up into companionships, like the official missionaries for our church and were assigned to a family for dinner.  They ate with us and then taught us a lesson about Heavenly Father's plan for us.   My husband served a mission in Sweden.  He lived there for two years and loved it.  Swedish meatballs are a staple at our house.  (They're super easy to make and my pickiest eater's favorite!).  When we visit IKEA we usually stock up on the cream gravy packets and jars of Lingonberries.  We were out of lingonberry, but after a few phone calls, I found some at one of our local grocery stores. We ate meatballs, gravy, lingonberry, mashed potatoes (I ran out of time, other wise I would have steamed little red potatoes from our garden) and green beans (though my husband doesn't remember eating them in Sweden

The Best French Bread I've Ever Made

This is the best french bread I've ever made.  I got this recipe from my friend, Nikki, who gave us some of this bread as a thank you for my hubby helping them move a piano.  I remember it being delicious and we gobbled it up fast.  I was intimidated for some reason by the recipe and waited a few years before I made it. We needed some bread for to make some turkey, provolone, avocado sandwiches, so I made some of this bread and it was perfect!  We sliced one loaf like they do at Subway.  Then later I made normal shaped sandwiches with the rest of the bread.  Delicious... light and fluffy and yummy! Update 2/22/12: This is still my favorite bread after making it for a year! It turns out perfect every time and it's gone in a flash! printable recipe French Bread recipe from my friend, Nikki Yield: 2 loaves   Ingredients 2 c. warm water 1 pkg (or 1 heaping Tbsp.) yeast 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 T. olive oil