Our Easy No-Bake Eclair Cake Ever is a sure thing crowd pleaser and can be assembled in no time at all! Layers of cinnamon graham crackers, french vanilla pudding, cool whip and topped with dark chocolate frosting!
The Best No-Bake Eclair Cake
It is so nice to have one of those quick and easy staple desserts that you can always have the ingredients around just in case you need to make a dessert – well this Eclair Cake is just that dessert.
This no-bake dessert is a sure thing crowd please and for my sake, it is more of an “assemble” rather than a cook!
Have you ever been in a dessert bind? You know, when you remember the night before that you are supposed to bring a dessert to the party you are going to the next day?
Well…. not to worry, this delicious eclair cake will only take you about 15 minutes to make and all you need to do is let it refrigerate for at least 8 hours (6 hours if you are in a real time crunch).
I usually make it the night before I need it. Eclair cake is a great make-ahead dessert too because it requires no baking. You just let it sit overnight and pull it out right before you are ready to serve it.
Ingredients Needed to Make Eclair Cake
- Cinnamon graham crackers
- French vanilla instant pudding
- Cool Whip
- Dark chocolate frosting
How to make Eclair Cake
It couldn’t be any easier to make this no-bake dessert.
First, be sure to spray your baking dish with non-stick spray.
Next, in a medium bowl mix the pudding and milk using an electric mixer or a stand-up mixer. Fold the cool whip in with a spoon. (divide the mixture in half)
Lay your graham crackers along the bottom of the baking dish covering the entire bottom!
Take the first half of the pudding mixture and layer it over the layer of graham crackers.
Lay the second layer of graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture.
Spread the remaining pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers and lay a final layer of graham crackers on top!
(So, just to recap – that is 2 layers of pudding mixture and 3 layers of graham crackers!)
Place the frosting in the microwave using a microwave safe bowl (of course) for about 20-30 seconds. This will make it easier to spread!
Spread the warmed up dark chocolate frosting over the top layer of graham crackers for a delicious chocolate glaze!
Refrigerate for 8-24 hours (I know that is a pretty big range – hopefully, that will work in your schedule.)
Other ways to make our Eclair Cake
We have made this recipe in many different ways. Try some of these other variations!
While I think french vanilla pudding is the best, wanna get a little crazy? Try some chocolate pudding or banana pudding! Both are delicious alternatives!
Feel free to mix in something fun into the pudding mixture! We love mini chocolate chips, crushed M & M’s, Health Bar, Butterfingers. Honestly, any candy or sprinkles can really bring this to a whole new level!
Top it off! Add some whipped cream, shaved chocolate sprinkles or even drizzle some caramel on top. You really cannot go wrong!
Try using chocolate graham crackers instead of the cinnamon sugar graham crackers! You can go super chocolate eclair with chocolate graham crackers and chocolate pudding. I like to call that Death by Chocolate Eclair Cake (hmmmmm…. coming soon to a blog near you!)
Love No-Bake Desserts – ME TOO (here are some of my others)!!
- No Bake Oreo Bars
- Peanut Butter Bars – POPULAR!
- 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – HEALTHY!
- Banana Nut Energy Bars
- Easy No Bake Truffles – 3 Ways! – YUMMY!
The Easiest Eclair Cake
The Easiest Eclair Cake Ever - This no-bake dessert is a sure thing crowd pleaser and can be assembled in no time at all!
- 1 box cinnamon graham crackers
- 2 3.4 ounce French Vanilla Instant Pudding
- 12 ounces cool whip (make sure to defrost it four hours before needed)
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tub dark chocolate frosting
- Spray a 9x11 pan with non-stick spray
- Mix pudding and milk using a mixer
- Fold in cool whip using a spoon
- Lay a layer of graham crackers along the bottom of the pan covering the entire bottom
- Divide the pudding mixture in half and spread the first half on top of the graham cracker layer
- Lay a second layer of graham crackers on top of the pudding layer
- Spread the remainder of the pudding mixture over the second layer of graham crackers
- Lay a final layer of graham crackers
- Microwave the frosting for 20-30 seconds to make it easier to spread.
- Spread the warmed frosting over the top layer of graham crackers evenly
Refrigerate for 12- 24 hours
Nutrition per serving
Originally posted – November 4th, 2015
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