Friday, January 8, 2010

Chocolate Eclair Cake

This recipe has always been a good one around our house.
My sister makes it all the time and it is DELISH!
It really does taste like a chocolate eclair.

Chocolate Eclair Cake

2 boxes graham crackers
(the recipe calls for 1 but the brand I got...I needed more.
I think that one box of the walmart ones would be enough
because those ones seem to be bigger.)
3 1/2 cup milk
2 small pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 small tub cool whip, softened
In a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan, line with graham crackers.
Mix pudding with milk. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes the blend in cool whip.
Pour half over crackers, then add another layer of crackers.

Then add the rest of the pudding mix and top with crackers.
****my tip for the top layer...
Instead of leaving the crackers in a *4* square, break them down to a *2* square.
It will be the perfect size for cutting, and you can kinda see where they are broken
down under the frosting, kinda like a cutting guide.
My final picture isn't that pretty,
because I didn't break down my top layer.
Oh well, it all goes to the same place...right?
OK, where was I?
Oh yes.
Crackers, pudding, crackers, pudding, broken crackers...done.
Place in the fridge for AT LEAST 2 - 3 hours before serving.
The crackers will soften and make it easy(er) to cut through.

Before serving, you need to make the frosting.
I doesn't need to cool or anything, but you can top it,
then put the whole cake back in the fridge until you are ready to eat it!
Frosting:
6 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp soft margarine
2 tsp karo syrup
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
Mix together all ingredients until smooth.
Spread over cake.
(the karo syrup makes it shiny!)
It isn't the best pictures, so I'm sorry about that...but it is SO good!

7 comments:

  1. I've made it wish pistacio pudding and it was great too!

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  2. I make it and frost with store bought icing. Maybe someday I will be adventurous and make my own. It is a very yummy cake!!

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  3. I did try it and it is good! In fact, it was gone WAY before my cheese cake! (Imagine that!)

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  4. I'm going to try it. It looks yummy. Where do you find all these terrific recipes. I love your site.. I may not get through the kitchen door soon.. but they are soooo good.

    I made the rolo / cake mix cookies the other day.. Delightfully yummy. My cook book is getting filled to the brim with all of your fantastic recipes.. Keep them coming!

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  5. STOP IT! I'm trying to go sugar free in the new year and this isn't helping!

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  6. I'm so glad you guys like my recipes....a majority of them are ones that I have between me and my sister and my mom. AND, if you can believe it, some of them are actually from my grandma's, grandmother's...what is it? Some of them are from neighbors and friends, which is fun to try something new! Thank you for all the nice comments, on this post and previous ones!

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  7. I'm still craving that cake :)

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