This Chocolate Eclair Cake tastes like the best combination of Boston cream pie and a chocolate eclair. Bonus, this eclair dessert is no-bake, super easy to make, and only requires 5 simple ingredients!
And don’t miss our Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes – a classic combination in miniature form.
This chocolate eclair cake takes all the best parts of an eclair – aka the filling and chocolate ganache – and turns it into an easy-to-make no-bake dessert. The filling is made with Cool Whip and pudding, so it’s not exactly like your typical eclair filling, but it’s so good. I like to think of this eclair dessert as Boston cream pie meets chocolate eclair.
And you won’t believe how ridiculously easy it is to prepare – you need just 15 minutes and 5 ingredients! While this no bake eclair cake is quick and easy to prepare, it does need at least 6 hours to set up properly. I recommend making it the night before you plan to serve it.
I love to whip this one up for holidays, summer potlucks and gatherings, since it takes virtually no time but it looks and tastes like you labored over it forever. Everyone LOVES it.
2 (3.5 oz.) boxes vanilla instant pudding
3 c. milk
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
⅓ c. cocoa
1 c. milk
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter (or margarine)
1 tsp. vanilla
For the filling:
- Combine pudding mix and milk; beat. Stir in Cool Whip.
- Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9×13″ dish. Spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Repeat with another layer of graham crackers and pudding; then top with a final layer of graham crackers.
For the topping:
- Bring cocoa, milk, and sugar to a full rolling boil; boil about 1 minute, stirring very frequently. Remove from heat and cool one minute. Add butter and vanilla; stir until butter is melted.
- Pour chocolate topping over the top layer of graham crackers.
- Refrigerate overnight.
That’s it! Enjoy!
Need to make it the day before you plan to eat it to give it time to soak the pudding stuff into the graham crackers.