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french pastry cake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Becky Sannes
Laurel Bloomery, TN

What could be better than an eclair-like crust, rich, creamy vanilla pudding, whipped topping, and chocolate fudge? Everyone loves this yummy dessert! I found this in my husband's family cookbook and it's definitely a keeper! Love it!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For french pastry cake

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4
  • 2 (3.4 oz) pkg
    instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 oz
    whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 oz
    chocolate fudge topping

How To Make french pastry cake

  • 1
    Bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour, mix well, and cool slightly.
  • 2
    Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • 3
    Press into greased 10 x 14 pan and bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden with a crater-like surface. Remove from oven and cool.
  • 4
    To make filling, mix the pudding, milk, vanilla, and cream cheese in blender. Pour into cooled crust and chill.
  • 5
    Before serving, spread with whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate fudge topping.

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