Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake is one of the most easy and delicious desserts I make. This recipe is one that I’ve been making for close to 20 years and we never get tired of it. This no bake dessert is also perfect for taking to potlucks, get-togethers, or to a family in need of a meal.

Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake Recipe

While certainly not healthy by any means, Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake isn’t over the top with fat and calories, especially as a once-in-awhile treat. Use skim milk and sugar-free jello pudding mix  to lighten it a bit. I’ve tried a number of variations to replace the chocolate frosting in order to have less calories, but in the end I keep coming back to good ol’ canned chocolate frosting because it really tastes the best.

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This is quite a forgiving easy no bake dessert recipe. I make it from memory and I’ve used more or less milk, more or less cool whip, and even forgotten to create the second layer, and still this no bake eclair cake gets eaten without complaint.

Super easy no bake eclair cake meets my requirements of a make-again-and-again recipe for being easy, fast, and delicious. The ingredients as simple to remember and keep on hand, too. Note that this does need to sit a few hours in the fridge before serving and ideally overnight.

Be sure to check out my frosting tip, below, which makes a world of difference in how easy this is to make!

Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake

Your family and friends will love this super easy no bake eclair cake and you will love how easy it is to create.

Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake
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Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 16
 
This delicious no bake eclair cake tastes just like a chocolate eclair, with a fraction of the time and effort. Creamy pudding and cool whip, layered between graham crackers, and topped with chocolate frosting, make this delightful.
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes instant vanilla pudding mix (regular or sugar free work)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 8 oz tub cool whip, thawed
  • 1 box graham crackers
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting
Instructions
  1. Combine milk and pudding mix. Mix with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Gently fold in cool whip to combine.
  3. Layer one layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Break pieces to fit if necessary.
  4. Pour half the pudding mixture over the graham crackers.
  5. Layer a second layer of graham crackers.
  6. Pour over remaining pudding mix.
  7. Top with final layer of graham crackers. Cover as much of the pudding mixture as possible.
  8. Frost with chocolate frosting. (Tip: Microwave frosting for 1 minute, stir well, then pour over cake for easiest way to frost!)
  9. Allow to sit for 4 hours in the refrigerator or preferably overnight.

Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake ingredients

Ingredients for super easy no bake eclair cake. Note: the cake only request 8 ounces of cool whip, so I used half this container. I always buy a big containing of Cool Whip because…it’s Cool Whip.

no bake eclair cake

Mix 2 boxes of pudding mix with 3 cups milk. Note: soy and nut milks yield a soft set that will probably not be thick enough for this recipe.

No bake eclair cake

Gently fold in cool whip.

no bake eclair cake

Layer graham crackers in one layer on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Break pieces to fit as necessary, but it’s okay if not every time crevice is covered.

no bake eclair cake

Spoon half of pudding mixture over graham crackers and spread over cake.

no bake eclair cake

Top with another layer of graham crackers, then the remaining pudding mix. Then, top with a final layer of graham crackers.

The previous layers don’t have to be perfect, but do your best to make the final layer of graham crackers cover as much of the pudding mixture as possible, since your frosting will go on top of these graham crackers.

Frosting tip: This is my absolute favorite tip for this recipe! I used to carefully frost the top layer of graham crackers which is messy and a pain. I’ve since learned that you can microwave frosting and pour it over – my world rocked.

To microwave frosting, be sure you totally remove the inner silver cover so it doesn’t spark. Microwave frosting for 30 seconds. Stir well. Microwave another 30 seconds. Stir again. Now the frosting is easy to pour. Pour as evenly as possible over the cake. You’ll probably need to go back with a knife and spread the frosting in a few places.

Chocolate frosting for eclair cake

Microwave frosting for 1 minute. Stir well. Pour over top of cake.

Super easy no bake eclair cake

Allow cake to cool in fridge for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight.

Super easy no bake eclair cake

Enjoy this delicious no bake eclair cake dessert!

What’s your favorite no-bake dessert?

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