This no bake Double Chocolate Eclair Cake features layers of graham crackers, pudding and whipped topping to create a decadent dessert in just 10 minutes.
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Original content posted June 2014. Updated July 2019.
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 delivering meals 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 of my middle children, we were blessed with so many meals. Such an amazing gift!
One of the desserts we received after bringing home baby number three 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.
Other majorly chocolate recipes you may love? You can’t go wrong with my Sno-Cap Chocolate Ganache Brownies, One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies or Double Chocolate No Bake S’mores Pie. Chocolate for the obvious win!
Layers of chocolate 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.
Can You Make a Chocolate Eclair Cake in Other Sizes?
Although this Double Chocolate Eclair Cake makes a larger dessert in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish, feel free to split it between two 8″ × 8″ pans. One to keep and one to share with someone else. I can guarantee it’ll not only make your day, but theirs as well.
How Long Does Chocolate Eclair Cake Last?
You’ll want to refrigerate your Double Chocolate Eclair Cake for at least four hours prior to serving. You can also make it a day ahead of time, if necessary. With that being said, the cake will last three to four days in the refrigerator.
I only wish it would last that long in my own fridge – it always disappears quickly!
How to Make Double Chocolate Eclair Cake
 Layer the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with a single layer of graham crackers.
 In a medium bowl, add milk and pudding.
 Whisk together milk and pudding until combined.
 Add whipped topping to pudding mixture.
 Stir pudding mixture and whipped topping together until well combined.
 Pour half of pudding mixture over graham cracker layer.
 Place another layer of graham crackers over pudding mixture.
 Spread remaining pudding mixture over graham crackers.
 Top last layer of pudding mixture with an additional graham cracker layer.
 Spoon frosting into microwave safe bowl.
 Microwave frosting for one minute.
 Spread warmed frosting carefully over last layer of graham crackers.
 Refrigerate cake for at least four hours prior to serving. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired.
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Double Chocolate Eclair Cake
- 14.4 ounce box chocolate graham crackers
- 3 cups milk
- 2 3.4-ounce boxes chocolate instant pudding
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- 16 ounces chocolate frosting
- chocolate shavings to garnish (optional)
- Layer the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with a single layer of graham crackers.
- In a medium bowl, add milk and pudding.
- Whisk together milk and pudding until combined.
- Stir pudding mixture and whipped topping together until well combined.
- Pour half of pudding mixture over graham cracker layer.
- Place another layer of graham crackers over pudding mixture.
- Spread remaining pudding mixture over graham crackers.
- Top last layer of pudding mixture with an additional graham cracker layer.
- Spoon frosting into microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave frosting for one minute.
- Spread warmed frosting carefully over last layer of graham crackers.
- Refrigerate cake for at least four hours prior to serving. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired.
I also love these other versions of eclair desserts that my friends have come up with. You’ll want to check out this Chocolate Cherry Eclair Cake, super fun Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups and classic Banana Eclair Cake.