Monday, June 4, 2012

Eclair Cake

This is a favorite dessert around here.
It's one of those recipes that is super easy, but has a great "Wow" factor.
Makes an elegant dessert for Bridal or Baby Showers or other special events.

My recipe is a combination of 2 similar recipes, one from my recipe guru, Sharla; and one from  Amy.

Eclair Cake


1 1/2 cubes margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups water
6 large eggs

In a medium saucepan, combine margarine and water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and mix in flour. Allow mixture to cool in pan for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, whip 6 eggs until well blended. Pour eggs over mixture in saucepan. Use a hand mixer to combine mixture until it has a smooth consistency and appears glossy. Spread into a greased jelly roll pan (12x17) with a rubber spatula. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely. (I make the crust the night before)
Crust will puff up, but flattens as it cools.


8 oz. package cream cheese
3 TBS. milk
2 small packages vanilla instant pudding mix
3 cups milk
16 oz carton Cool Whip
Chocolate Syrup

Beat cream cheese and 3 TBS milk until smooth.
Beat vanilla instant pudding mix with 3 cups of milk. When thick, mix with cream cheese mixture.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Spread on cooled crust, leaving a little of the edge showing.
Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Cut into squares to serve.
Makes about 24 large squares


  1. Oh my, this looks divine.
    NOT THE THING I wanted to see right now when I am trying to loose 10 more lbs.
    dang, dang, dang.

  2. That is a yummy looking recipe.
    One that I'll have to copy and give a try this summer.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Did you guys get those horrible winds?
    We did, and it certainly did a number on our gardens, and plants.

    Sheesh.. hopefully we will get summer like weather and it will stick!

  3. Hi Valerie, This looks so yummy. The perfect summer goodie. I am back blogging again and am so glad to catch up with you.

  4. I love, love, love, eclair cake for showers!

  5. Sounds yummy. I'll have to try that for my next family b-day event. I'll surprize everyone.