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A slice of eclair cake on a blue saucer

Eclair Cake

Eclair cake is a sweet creamy rendition of an indulgent American treat transformed into a decadent icebox cake that comes together in 20 minutes flat!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Eclair Cake, Eclair Cake Recipe, How Do I Make Eclair Cake, How To Make Eclair Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 -12 servings
Calories 782kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 (14.4-ounces) boxes graham crackers
  • 2 (3.4-ounces) boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 8 ounces cool whip thawed
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Line the bottom of a 9 X 13-inch pan with a single layer of graham crackers, cutting them as need be to cover completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the pudding mix and milk with a handheld electric mixer on medium, for 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Spread half the pudding mix over the layer of graham crackers, taking care to level the top.
  • Place another layer of graham crackers over the pudding mixture then spread the remaining pudding mixture over the top. Place a final layer of graham cracker on top, smooth side of the crackers facing up.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze:  In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt butter with milk (doesn't need to boil). Mix in vanilla, cocoa, then mix in powdered sugar until glaze is smooth. Evenly pour glaze over the top of graham cracker. Refrigerate overnight.


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 5mg