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:
- 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
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
- 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.
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.