Double Chocolate Eclair Cake

Layers of graham crackers, chocolate pudding and whipped topping create a rich and decadent no-bake Double Chocolate Eclair Cake that you can put together in 10 minutes or less.  Perfect for summer!  Even better?  A quick and easy take on chocolate ganache that tops the entire cake. 

Double Chocolate Eclair Cake | Melanie Makes

I’ve mentioned before that my love language is fixing people a meal.  If you do something to help me or our family out, it’s more than likely you can expect a sweet treat or meal from me in return.  It’s just something I do.   

While living in Madison, I was blessed by an amazing support network of other resident wives.   One of the amazing ways we took care of one another was the meals that we would deliver to families after they welcomed a new baby home.  The last thing you want to do after having a baby is fixing a meal.  After bringing home both Leighton and Carson, we were blessed with so many meals.  Such an amazing gift! 

Double Chocolate Eclair Cake | Melanie Makes

One of the desserts we received after bringing Carson home was an instant hit, especially with the girls.  Although anytime you combine the words “eclair” and “cake” into one dish, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong!  The original recipe was a more traditional take on an eclair with a vanilla filling.  Although good, I abide by the philosophy that you can never have too much chocolate so I changed things up to create this Double Chocolate Eclair Cake.  

Double Chocolate Eclair Cake | Melanie Makes

Layers of graham crackers, chocolate pudding and whipped topping create a rich and decadent no-bake dessert that you can put together in 10 minutes or less.  Perfect for summer!  Even better?  A quick and easy take on chocolate ganache that tops the entire cake.  

Double Chocolate Eclair Cake
 
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Serves: 15 slices
Ingredients
  • 14.4 ounce box graham crackers
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 3.4-ounce boxes chocolate instant pudding
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 16 ounces chocolate frosting
Instructions
  1. Layer bottom of 9x13 pan with single layer of graham crackers.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and pudding until combined. Stir in whipped topping.
  3. Pour half of pudding mixture over graham cracker layer.
  4. Place another single layer of graham crackers over pudding mixture.
  5. Spread remaining pudding mixture over graham crackers and top with an additional graham cracker layer.
  6. Spoon frosting into microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Spread on top of dessert. Refrigerate for at least four hours prior to serving.

Double Chocolate Eclair Cake | Melanie Makes

Although this dessert makes a 9×13 cake, feel free to split it between two 8×8 pans.  One to keep and one to share with someone else.  Because don’t they always say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach?

Looking for more great chocolate recipes?

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pie | Melanie Makes

Dark Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Cookies | Melanie Makes

Banana Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter French Toast Casserole | Melanie Makes

More great chocolate recipes from fellow food bloggers: 

Chocolate Truffle Fudge Bars | The Gunny Sack
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Layer Cake | Life Love & Sugar
Chocolate Monkey Bread | Crazy for Crust

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This recipe first appeared in my monthly contributor post at My Organizing Junkie, here.

Comments

  1. Decadent…all of it! I can’t believe it’s no-bake! Heading over to check it out!

  2. I can’t wait to try this – my husband and little boys would go crazy for a cake like this!

    • Thanks, Kelly – this dessert couldn’t be easier and is a definite hit at our house! Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

  3. My inlaws are huge elcair cake fans. I bet they’d love a chocolate version!

  4. I knew you were smart-more chocolate is DEF a great idea!!! LOOOve this cake!

  5. LOVE that this is no bake – I hope someone brings me this when I have my baby next month :) Meals after a baby are such a blessing indeed, and those who bring dessert are even more amazing!

  6. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says:

    This cake is absolutely stunning!!!
    Pinned!

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