The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Melanie at Melanie Makes.
Some of my family’s favorite recipes are those that I’ve adapted from friends and family members. This is indeed one of those recipes. While living in Madison, I was blessed by an amazing support network of other resident wives. Believe me, they definitely enriched our lives in so many ways during our seven years there.
One of the amazing ways we took care of one another was the meals that we would deliver to families after they welcomed a new baby home. The last thing you want to do after having a baby is fixing a meal. After bringing home both Leighton and Carson, we were blessed with so many meals. Such an amazing gift!
One of the desserts we received after bringing Carson home was an instant hit, especially with the girls. Although anytime you combine the words “eclair” and “cake” into one dish, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong! The original recipe was a more traditional take on an eclair with a vanilla filling. Although good, I abide by the philosophy that you can never have too much chocolate so I changed things up to create this Double Chocolate Eclair Cake.
Layers of graham crackers, chocolate pudding and whipped topping create a rich and decadent no-bake dessert that you can put togehter in 10 minutes or less. Perfect for summer! Even better? A quick and easy take on chocolate ganache that tops the entire cake.
- 14.4 ounce box graham crackers
- 3 cups milk
- 2 3.4 ounce boxes chocolate instant pudding
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- 16 ounces chocolate frosting
- Layer bottom of 9x13 pan with single layer of graham crackers.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and pudding until combined. Stir in whipped topping.
- Pour half of pudding mixture over graham cracker layer.
- Place another single layer of graham crackers over pudding mixture.
- Spread remaining pudding mixture over graham crackers and top with an additional graham cracker layer.
- Spoon frosting into microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Spread on top of dessert. Refrigerate for at least four hours prior to serving.
Although this dessert makes a 9×13 cake, feel free to split it between two 8×8 pans. One to keep and one to share with someone else. Because don’t they always say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach?
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See you next month!
You can find Melanie online at Melanie Makes where she documents cooking, creating and caring for her family. Repeat. Melanie lives in Cleveland, OH, with her husband, three children, two cats and Lizzie, the 15 year old turtle.