Monday, April 20, 2009

Eclair Cake


My youngest son had a great birthday yesterday at Kings Dominion. The weather was warm and partly cloudy which is great when you are out all day at an amusement park. Don't want to get too much sun. He rode his first adult roller coaster and loved it. He's not ready to go on any with the loops yet. Those still scare him. And me too!!! I won't ride anything. Oh, I do ride the bumper cars but that's as good as it gets. My only complaint about amusement parks is that the food is terrible and expensive.....We brought a cooler with sandwiches for lunch but for dinner we decided to eat at the park. Boy was that a mistake. $50 for fast food that was awful. Normally, without hesitation, I would have sent the food back and asked for a refund. I don't pay for crap. But since it was my son's birthday and we had two guests with us, I didn't want to cause a "scene." My husband and I just kind of looked at each other and knew what we both would have done under other circumstances. Oh well, we had good weather and great company and a great time...so all in all it was great!

Here is another easy recipe and it's great. I found it on Allrecipes. This is just so good and simple. I highly recommend it. My only suggestion is to make it the day before you plan on serving it. This way the graham crackers have a chance to get really soft. The cake really does taste like an eclair!!!

2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 cups milk
1 (16 ounce) package graham cracker squares
1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting (I microwaved this for 20 seconds for easier spreading)

In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend the pudding mix, whipped topping and milk.
Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with another layer of crackers and the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers.
Spread the frosting over the whole cake up to the edges of the pan. Cover, and chill at least 4 hours before serving.

29 comments:

tatesal said...

Oh very nice cake!!! With my love

Donna-FFW said...

Debbie. Sounds like an awesome dessert. Quick and super tasty. Love it!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Happy Birthday to your son. This eclair cake is total dessert porn and I love it! I know this would go quick at our house.

Cate O'Malley said...

I'm totally with you on the roller coasters - hate them with a passion, too scary!

5 Star Foodie said...

happy birthday to your son! An eclair cake sounds fabulous - eclairs are my all-time favorite!

Pearl said...

happy birthday to your son! and yes, when did amusement parks deem it OK to serve us crap and charge us a two pinkies and three toes for it?

noble pig said...

Happy birthday to your little boy and an eclair cake? OMG!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! What a FAAABULOUS idea for a cake! it looks divine!!

teresa said...

Mmmm, what a great idea, this looks so good!

Food For a Hungry Soul said...

Love eclairs -- hate roller coasters!
I've been thinking about eclairs lately, too -- but not about roller coasters.

Cheryl said...

I am so glad birthday boy had a good day! and I love this cake, I could use sugar free ingredients and then I could eat it!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Great looking dessert!

Sara said...

I've seen similar recipes before and have always wanted to try them, I'm glad it came out well for you!

Lynda said...

Looks so good! I have a friend who makes this and it's always popular.
I love how quick it is!

Reeni♥ said...

How brave your son is! I won't even ride the adult roller coaster!! The cake looks delicious-ooey and gooey.

Hannah said...

that looks so good!

Kerstin said...

Happy bday to your son - sounds like you had the perfect celebration! I love eclairs, and would definitely enjoy this cake - it looks super yummy!

Barbara Bakes said...

Eclairs are my favorite dessert. This sounds easy and delicious!

Emily said...

I love eclairs so I bet I would love this cake. Mmm.

Happy birthday, son!
So you don't enjoy deep fried fast food amusement park food? I love eating a bunch of grease and then riding a roller coaster.

I'm kidding. I do love funnel cakes though.

Amanda said...

Wow that looks really good!!

Pam said...

Yum. This is my kind of cake - simple to make but SO delicious!

burpandslurp said...

wow! so simple, yet with such exquisite and grand results, fit to impress!
happy birthday to your son! I'm sure his birth was the greatest joy ofyour life!

Ingrid said...

Sounds good. I've seen similar recipes and have been wanting to give it a try. Thanks for reminding.

I know what you mean about getting what I pay for. Happy to hear that over all your little/big guy had a great day!
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks grand! Happy b-day to your son!

Jenn said...

I'm totally late on this, but happy birthday to your son.

Now, I'd like a piece of that, pretty please with sugar on top!!!

Elyse said...

Happy bday to your kiddo! So glad you had so much fun at the park (minus the bad dinner food). This eclair cake looks fabulous! I love how simple yet tasty it is!

Kevin said...

This dessert sound nice and quick and easy and good!

Jaime said...

mmmm so cute. i love blueberries!

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