If you are looking for a dessert that is light, delicious and super easy to make, then look no further! This Chocolate Eclair Cake fits the bill!
Cream Puff Cake
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter 1-stick
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup water
- 4 large eggs
- 2 3.4 oz packages instant vanilla pudding
- 2 1/2 cups cold milk
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 12 oz container frozen whipped topping thawed
- Chocolate syrup for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Bring the water, butter and salt to boil until butter is melted.
- Add the flour all at once and mix rapidly with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and stir until the mixture leaves the sides of pan and forms a ball.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition until completely smooth.
- Spread in an ungreased 10- by 15-inch baking pan.
- Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Crust will puff up the sides of the pan while in the oven.
- When removed from the oven, prick bubbles with a fork. Let cool.
- Use an electric mixer to beat the pudding mix, milk and softened cream cheese together until thoroughly blended.
- Spread pudding mixture over the baked and cooled eclair crust.
- Spread Cool Whip over pudding mixture.
- Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
- This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
- More Chocolate Too: Shavings of chocolate or even a layer of chocolate pudding as well as vanilla make this recipe a chocolate marvel.
- Cooking tip: Choux likes steam, so put a piece of slightly damp parchment under the Choux as it cooks. The steam will help it rise.
- Temperature: Important to use room temperature ingredients when making the Choux, including the eggs, for best results.
- Fruit: To cut all the sweet and add a bit of freshness, I love to top this dessert with a few perfect raspberries. It is so elegant.
Estimated Nutritional Information
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