Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache Recipe
The pastry batter gets baked in a pan rather than piped into individual eclairs, making this creamy, chocolaty dessert perfect for a crowd!
This is a very quick and simple no bake dessert cake. It uses graham crackers and a pudding mixture. It tastes just like an eclair, but there is enough for a crowd!! It is a great recipe for children who are learning to cook, there is no baking involved or any power kitchen tools. Just a bowl and a spoon!
This cake is amazing. It's one of the first desserts I've made that was completely finished by my family. It is even better the next day, so I would recommend making it the day before you plan on serving it so that the flavors really meld. The ganache should be properly chilled in order to get the eclair texture. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and the ganache tasted great. Please don't substitute anything else for this crust, either--the crust what makes the cake taste like a true eclair. The pastry shell stays firm enough to support the filling without getting soft or soggy. I have tried other eclair cake recipes that call for graham cracker crumbs in layers and they do not have the delicious and realistic eclair taste that this recipe has. Freeze the beater(s) along with the mixing bowl and your whipped cream will form stiff peaks faster. And make sure your bowl is completely clean before attempting to whip the cream; that's why you whip it before you mix the pudding. Fold in pudding with a spatula and d
UPDATE: the second time around I beat the dough a lot more, until it was more creamy, and it spread easily in the pan. It poofed up like the recipe said and wasn't as eggy tasting. It was perfect! This is so delicious! My crust didn't poof up like the recipe said so I was a little worried, but it came out just fine. It was a bit eggy; I might try it with 3 eggs instead of 4 next time. Make sure you use heavy whipping cream (if your grocery store doesn't carry "heavy cream"), especially for the ganache, and it to a boil before adding it to the chocolate. It also must sit for 1-2 minutes before whisking it together. Otherwise it may not harden.
Chocolate graham crackers layered between creamy vanilla custard, topped with chocolate glaze. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this quick and easy dessert.
If you cool chocolate ganache and whip some air into it, you get a fluffy frosting that's easy to pipe and full of intense chocolate flavor.
My favorite person in the world, my second mom Patty, gave me this easy and delicious recipe. Its the best.
This dark, moist, three-layer chocolate cake covered in a silky smooth buttercream and ganache glaze will knock your guests' socks off.