Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy Eclair Cake

On Monday, my (post-surgical) daughter returned to work.  Knowing that her first day back would be pretty demanding, I decided to make din-din and dessert for her and her hubby.  Since she's also a full-time student (MA in accounting), I thought a break from the kitchen might be a welcomed relief for the both of them.  Picnic basket in hand, I happily made a quick 'Dinner Fairy' visit to their home.  They were really sweet about it all.  Hubby later asked for the dessert recipe (yep, we're known for our sweet tooths!).

Rich, decadent and beyond easy, this ooey-gooey Eclair Cake is also perfect for taking to a potluck supper.

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Easy Eclair Cake ala Chateau Relaxo

In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend by whisking together:
  1 (3.5 ounce) package of French Vanilla instant pudding mix
  1 (3.5 ounce) package of Cheesecake instant pudding mix
  3 cups milk

Gently fold in until well combined:
   1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed

Next, unwrap wax paper from the packages of:
   1 (16 ounce) package graham cracker squares (not cinnamon) 

Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan (or opt to use two smaller pans, if keeping one for home and taking one for sharing).  Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers. 

Chill pan of graham crackers and pudding in the fridge for one hour.
Microwave time! 
  1 (16 ounce) package prepared dark chocolate frosting
  IMPORTANT: open can, remove foil liner and re-cover loosely with its plastic top before heating

Heat frosting for 30 - 60 seconds or until mixture is pourable (but not runny). Stir well.

Pour warm frosting over cake.  Gently spread over the cake, up to the edges of the pan.

Cover, and chill at least 6 hours before serving (24 hours, optimally). Garnish with your favorite berries, if desired.

Very rich, so a little goes a long way.  Enjoy!

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  1. So, so yummy! I was genuinely surprised how EASY the recipe is! Nothing short of out-of-this-world flavor, too. I swore up and down to Derek that had to be ganache topping the cake! Do yourselves a favor and whip up this tasty treat this weekend!

    Thanks again, Momma! Love you!

  2. Hello, you sweet and beautiful girl! So glad y'all enjoyed it! I totally agree about the head-fake for its chocolate glaze... sure tastes like something Marcel Desaulniers would have whipped up back at The Trellis. Yummers!

    Bunches of love to you and Derek,

    PS: Too bad about high winds preventing us from boating to Chuckamucks for dinner... not wise to ride in the chop post-op. :-(