Hey y’all! It’s almost the New Year and no I am not going to say “New Year, New Me.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that but I’m trying to talk about a recipe today. I first made what I call “Wanna be Chocolate Eclair Cake” a few years ago for Thanksgiving, it was so simple I let Azalea help me make it. You might have seen it around being called “No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake.” I wanted to share the recipe for anyone who has to come up with a last minute dish for a New Year’s Eve party.

Not too long ago I was craving this dessert and I should have hid at least half of it because once Caspar found out I made it, he ate most of it by himself.

Here’s what you’ll need:IMG_4029

  • 1 box of Graham Crackers
  • 3 Cups of Milk
  • 1 large or 2 small boxes of vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 oz) container of whipped cream
  • 1 1/3 Cups of Semi Sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of heavy cream

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I made Ganache to pour on top but if you don’t want to do that you can use chocolate frosting instead.

  • For the ganache place chocolate chips in a medium bowl and bring the heavy cream to a simmer over the stove, stirring occasionally.
  • Once it simmers, take off heat and pour over the chocolate chips, stir until mixed together
  • Let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes (the longer ganache sits, the thicker and more of a frosting it becomes)

While the ganache is sitting go ahead and make the cake

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the pudding mix with milk.
  • Once that is mixed add in the whipped cream and mix together.
  • In a 9×13 baking pan, make one layer of graham crackers. I did have to break some in half to cover the whole pan.
  • Spread half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers then add another layer of crackers followed by the rest of the pudding mix. Then top with a final layer of graham crackers. (Not going to lie, this time I did not spread things evenly and had a little bit of an extra layer. It still tasted great!)
  • Finish by covering with ganache on top and store in the refrigerator.

 

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And there you have it, Wanna be Chocolate Eclair Cake. It’s simple and delicious. Just make sure you save yourself some before serving to your family or friends. Lesson learned.

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