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chocolate eclair cake

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Cathy Smith
Edgewater, FL

I had this at a Christmas gathering. A friend of mine since we were little, Glenda Helton Clark, made it and it was absolutely delicious. I asked her for the recipe and here it is. Enjoy!!

(4 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate eclair cake

  • 2 sm
    boxes of french vanilla pudding
  • 3 c
  • 1 box
    graham crackers
  • 1 sm
    cool whip
  • 1 stick
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar
  • OR
  • 1
    container chocolate frosting

How To Make chocolate eclair cake

  • 1
    Mix pudding and milk stirring often until pudding sets up. Fold in cool whip.
  • 2
    In a 9x13 pan,place a layer of graham crackers in bottom. Spoon half of the pudding mixture on top of the of graham crackers. Place another layer of graham crackers and put remaining pudding. Finish with last layer of crackers.
  • 3
    FROSTING:Mix margarine, cocoa, and milk together in a pot and heat on the stove until it bubbles. Add powdered sugar, stirring until completely blended. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour immediately over the top of graham crackers until completely covered.
  • 4
    Refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving. Makes 12 servings
  • 5
    Alternative frosting: Open chocolate frosting container, remove all aluminum foil from top. Microwave for 45 to 60 seconds until smooth and thin. Pour over cake as with the homemade frosting.