Homemade Chocolate Eclair Cake, Millie's

13
Millie Johnson

By
@BISCUITMAKR

I first learned to make this icebox cake at a diner I worked at years ago. It was and still is a crowd favorite, especially in the summertime.
I am trying to avoid highly processed foods, so this is my made from scratch version. It takes a bit of time since the pudding part must be cooled before you construct the cake. But don't worry ! The Original is really super quick and I'll give directions for that as well !!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8 to 12, depending on your personnal portions, lol.
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 c
    milk
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 pt
    heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1 - 1 1/2 box
    graham crackers
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 5 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Eclair Cake, Millie's

Step-by-Step

  1. In large pot, mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch till blended.
    * DO NOT TURN HEAT ON YET
  2. Add in milk, egg yolks, vanilla and butter and mix well.
  3. Turn heat on med-high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Pour into bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure that the plastic wrap touches the pudding. This will prevent a film on the pudding. Cool in fridge, uncovering and stirring every so often. It takes about an hour or longer to cool. It must be cold before continuing.
  5. Whip heavy cream to form stiff peaks, then add powdered sugar and whip to incorporate.
  6. Add pudding to a large bowl. Gently fold whipped cream into the cold pudding mixture.
  7. Line a 9x13 casserole dish with a layer of graham crackers
  8. Now pour in 1/3 of pudding mixture, another layer of grahams, then of pudding, grahams, pudding, then top with graham crackers. Make chocolate sauce and pour over top. Refrigerate overnight.
  9. Chocolate Sauce
  10. In med-lg. pot (with heat OFF) add the sugar, salt, and cocoa powder and mix well to get rid of clumps.
  11. Add milk and mix well. Turn on med-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  12. Turn heat off and add in butter and vanilla extract. Stir to blend.
  13. Pour over the top of graham crackers. Refrigerate overnight.
  14. ***** EASY METHOD
    Use 2 boxes of instant French Vanilla Pudding and mix according to box instructions. Fold in a tub of cool whip. Layer with the graham crackers as instructed above. Top with a can or two of Hershey's chocolate sauce or hot fudge sauce. If using the hot fudge sauce, heat it first so it will pour and spread easily. Refrigerate overnight.

Printable Recipe Card

About Homemade Chocolate Eclair Cake, Millie's

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American



Show 18 Comments & Reviews

23 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes

23 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes


Chicken thighs are a delicious option for your favorite chicken recipes. Not only are they easier to cook, but they also don’t dry out like chicken breasts, so they are tender and full of flavor. Plus, chicken thighs are more affordable than other cuts of chicken. Check out these 23 easy chicken thigh recipes to […]

25 Dishes To Make in April

25 Dishes To Make in April


Technically spring has arrived. But, depending on what part of the country you’re in, the weather may not be cooperating. So, we’re sharing comfort food recipes because we know those are good year-round. But, you’ll also see fresh finds since farmer’s markets are starting to burst with goodies. If you’re sick of trying to figure […]

17 Recipes Made With Canned Pineapple

17 Recipes Made With Canned Pineapple


Canned pineapple can be used in everything from appetizers to desserts. And, the recipes can be sweet or on the slightly savory side. We’re not knocking fresh pineapple. It’s delicious. But when looking for convenience, we love to grab a can of pineapple from the shelf. That way we can enjoy pineapple flavor when they’re […]