Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chocolate Eclair Cake




We celebrated our son Adam's birthday last weekend. Doesn't it seem like we are always celebrating somebody's  birthday. It seems like I have made that comment a lot on this blog. I guess it happens when you have a large family.

My family is big in celebrating all occasions - birthday's, anniversaries, holidays... We get it from my mom. For example my younger brother Mark's birthday is the day after mine. When we were kids my mom would make me a birthday cake and celebrate my birthday then the next day she would bake another cake and we would celebrate Mark's birthday. Never once did we celebrate our birthdays on the same day. As a kid I never thought anything of it, but as an adult I think how wonderful she was to do that for us. It made us both feel special on our day.

With that being said we have carried on the tradition of celebrating birthdays with our kids. I like to make a special meal for them for their birthday and the dessert of their choice.  With Adam I knew what dessert he would be requesting even before I asked him the question. It is the same year after year. He loves this chocolate eclair cake and it is perfectly fine with me. It is super easy to make and the results are quite tasty. You can make it the day before; actually it is better if you make it the day before, so that is one more nice thing about it.

If you are looking for a simple delicious dessert give it a try. You may have someone asking you to make it for their birthday year after year. Enjoy!!


Chocolate Eclair Cake (Not sure where this recipe came from).
Filling:
3 cups milk
2 small package of instant vanilla pudding
8 ounce container of Cool Whip
Beat milk and pudding till thick; add the Cool Whip and beat until blended. Once the pudding mixture is mixed take a 9x13 inch baking pan and line the bottom of the pan with graham crackers. Spread with 1/2 of the pudding mixture and top of this place another layer of graham crackers. Add the rest of the pudding and top this with a third layer of graham crackers. Set this aside for a bit while you make the frosting.

Frosting:
2 tablespoons butter
2 packages of baking chocolate (I use cocoa instead 5 to 6 tablespoon).
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Put all ingredients and mix until all is blend and smooth. Frost your chocolate eclair cake place in refrigerator and chill for 24 hours.



29 comments:

  1. OMG Look absolutely delicious!!! love it!

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  2. Yum! Need to try this one. Who doesn't like chocolate eclairs!

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  3. I think I'd pick this for my birthday dessert too! It looks wonderful.

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  4. This looks insanely good, perfect for summer. Congrats on your award!

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  5. May is full of birthdays in my family--and lots of celebrating. I love the idea of an eclair cake! Sounds delightful.

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  6. looks yum, not too crazy in terms of fat.. love that there is only 2 tbsp of butter in the frosting.

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  8. I know I'll be trying this recipe!!! Thank you so much for coming over to my blog for a visit. It is so nice to meet you!

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  9. My family loves celebrating occasions too! I love birthdays and not just mine maybe because it's associated with cake :) This cake looks amazing and I'm not surprised it's a repeat request - I want it for my birthday too!

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  10. They are rich and decadent....and I love them!

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  11. Looks delicious and easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

    --Your new follower from the Philippines--

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  12. Oh my, this makes my mouth water! Delicious looking and great pics xxx

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  13. This sounds amazing!!! I wish I had a slice here. I'd call it a donut and eat it for breakfast!

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  14. Wow!Look so heavenly decadent! Would love to have some now! :)

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  15. A fun read...how special your mother's thoughtfulness was! This looks like a cake my guys would absolutely love!

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  16. oh wow...this looks and sounds fabulous! you have more than words of deliciousness...pictures too!

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  17. Oh wow what a yummy looking dish. Would love to have a dish of it right now because Friday I start the vegan diet. haha
    Thank you for coming by my site and commenting. It is so nice to meet you. Looking forward to being a new friend and follower
    Maggie

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  18. pictures are wonderful and motivate me to try recipes I might not .

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  19. The only thing better than an eclair is an eclair cake!! looks absolutely delicious!
    Mary x

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  20. This is so decadent and delicious looking! I think I need this in my life.

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  21. I've actually made this recipe...almost identical, or actually the same. I made it last year and posted it. We all loved it so much, so decadent and delicious!
    Yours turned out superb, as well!
    Hope your son enjoyed his birthday:DDD

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  22. I love this cake! And big families with lots of birthdays are my favorite :) There's always something to be celebrating...and an excuse to bake!

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  23. My neighbor makes this and it is sooo yummy!

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  24. Love eclairs, love chocolate and love cake.. all combined Im loving this cake :)

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