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Chocolate Eclair Cake

This is a wonderful recipe and very easy. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Eclair Cake


  • 1 14.4 ounce box honey graham crackers (You can use chocolate graham crackers, too, and it will take almost the whole box of crackers)
  • 2 3.4 ounce boxes French Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 8 ounce container of cool whip


  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 7 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup nut pieces pecans or walnuts (optional)


  • Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Mix the pudding with the milk and cool whip and spread half of it over the graham crackers. Place another layer of graham crackers over the pudding and the rest of the pudding over the second layer of crackers. Add one last layer of crackers on top. Then add frosting.

Frosting Instructions

  • Bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil in a saucepan on top of the stove. Remove and stir in sugar, vanilla extract and nuts. Spread over cake.


This is better if you put it in the fridge for 24 hours before serving. You could cut the recipe in half and it keeps well for several days in the refrigerator. We love it with fresh strawberries.