Eclair Cake

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Prep Time: 10 min

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1 1-pound box graham crackers
2 3 1/4 ounce boxes instant French vanilla pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
1 8-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract





Butter the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch pan. Line the whole pan with graham crackers.

In bowl of an electric mixer, mix pudding with milk; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping.

Pour half the pudding mixture over graham crackers. Place another layer of whole graham crackers on top of pudding layer. Pour over remaining half of pudding mixture and cover with another layer of graham crackers.

For frosting, blend together sugar and cocoa. Add butter and milk, mixing well. Add corn syrup and vanilla. Stir until creamy.

Cover cake with frosting and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Yield:  20 to 24
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: Allow 24 hours to cool in refrigerator
Ease of Preparation: Easy

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Paula I love this choclate eclair cake. Thanks for making it with easy to follow instructions. Im going to make this atleast once a month during the spring and summer months. Love it and paula ur just awesome overall.

By Jj Smiley on April 04, 2014


I moved and lost this recipe. I am having company this weekend and wanted to make this recipe I am so glad that I was able to fid it. It's such a great refreshing dish. Thank you Paula and I hope you get back on TV I miss your show. Gloria

By gloriacoyle on November 04, 2013


Love your recipes. I use most of them. Thank you I have also been on a Paula Deen Bus tour from Virginia and loved it. Ate at Bubbas. Bought an apron "I'm still a hot babe it just comes in flashes" You should sell this online. My favorite all time movie.. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

By Linda Alexander on July 16, 2013


Anyone know the calorie count per serving for this recipe?

By Cyndi on March 04, 2013


Paula, I just adore you and your family!! I'm making this recipe as soon as I get home.. Thank You Paula.. --Angie

By Angela Hutchins on January 17, 2013


my family loves this. I have to make this for all family functions.....

By elden tillman on January 06, 2013


I made this once last year and my husband told me it was number one on his "list" of cakes that I have ever made. (And I make a bunch of complicated cakes!) He has requested this for his birthday this weekend and I just made it and popped it into the fridge. He is going to be so happy I made it. Thank you for the recipe! So easy, and super delicious!!

By Claudia P on June 07, 2012


Have a ton of peanut butter mixture left that I froze from making peanut butter cups in a blanket can I make balls and dip in chocolate or do you have another idea hate to throw peanut butter mixture away

By Tina Hardisty on March 23, 2012


paula i watch your show everyday around 5pm and i love your recepties they are so easy and thats why i love your cooking show so much becouse everything you make i can make too and i love your southern accent. love tina

By valentina grujicic on March 16, 2012


Hi Linda, Here is the recipe you're looking for:

By Jonathan Able on December 15, 2011


I missed part of your cooking show today. You made a dessert with Ice cream sandwiches with your brother Bubba. What is the name of the recipe and where can I find it? Thank you I have been to your restuarant and I have an apron Still a Hot Babe. Linda

By Linda Alexander on December 03, 2011


I cant wait to try this!! I very much enjoy your show, it's nice to see a cooking show that uses ingredients that I can get at the local grocery store. some shows use things I have never heard of much less be able to find at wal-mart. Love love love your show.

By annie on November 03, 2011


My mother in-law made this recipe and to be honest I was not a fan when she told me about it. However, once I had a piece I was SOLD! This is my new favorite dessert. I am always requesting this receipe to my mother in-law.

By Love it! on August 17, 2011


Hi Paula, Wanted to let you know that I had to google to get this recipe and your Shore Is Good Seafood Dip. Food Network has some kind of problem and the recipes aren't coming up. The page shows the photos, but not the ingredients or recipe. I tried to email them to let them know, but have received no reply or correction. I enjoy your happy attitude and your warm family relationship. You go girl!

By Donna on June 19, 2011


My neighbor made this and my husband loved it. I never heard of it or tasted it before, but it was very good. I got out my laptop and with a little searching on your site I found it. Now I know where it came from and how to make it. I never asked for the recipe she used because thanks to you I already have it. Her secret is out!! Thanks Paula!!

By Anonymous on April 21, 2011


paula you are so great i watch your show everyday on the food channel i love your recipes my family love the new me in the kitchen so thank you. i live in a little town and not much to do but stay in the kitchen my favorite things to do is the desserts and yours are so good and fun to make i really enjoy watching your show you have so much fun and i laugh so much with you also you were great on the today show i thought you were funny and i love to hear you laugh hope you have a wounderfull year and God Bless You and your Family

By ashley jones on March 26, 2011


Wonderful recipe! It's divine with pistachio pudding as a substitute. Thanks for another great recipe!

By Sharon Carson on March 25, 2011


Hello, I tried the fried chicken recipe with the hot sauce and it was delicious I thought it would be hot but I am glad it wasn't ! thank you for sharing your recipes May God in Heaven richly bless you and your family and Keep you ! Be encouraged and Keep your focus on Jesus He said He will never leave you nor forsake you ! Your New Friend Jill Smith !

By Jill Smith on January 25, 2011


I have been making this exact dessert for the last 21 years. I use unsweetened baking choc squares and it turns out great. Everyone wonders how its made and wants the receipe. They can't believe it's so easy. The favorite dessert (cake) for all my kids and grandkids birthdays!

By Dana Kirks on December 22, 2010


My favorite recipe! I have had this before but it was a different recipe and it dosn't beat this one. Wonderful!

By Jennifer on December 18, 2010

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