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Chocolate Eclair Cake

Small Batch Chocolate Éclair Cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake made in an 8 inch square dish using 1 box of pudding
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 3.4 oz box of Jell-O instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups milk 2%
  • 1/2 of an 8 oz tub Cool Whip or you could use 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped and sweetened with some powdered sugar
  • 1/2 a box graham crackers or however many you need to make 3 layers

Chocolate Icing

  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons natural unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla


  • Whisk pudding mix and milk for about 2 minutes. Pudding should start to thicken. Fold in the whipped topping or freshly whipped cream.
  • Arrange graham cracker squares across the bottom of an 8 inch baking dish. You may need to break some of them into small pieces to cover the bottom of the dish. Spread some of the pudding mixture across the graham crackers. Layer on more graham crackers and more pudding mix twice so that you have a total of 3 layers of graham crackers and two layers of pudding mixture.
  • To make the icing, beat the butter, cocoa powder and sugar together, then add milk and beat until creamy and smooth. Beat in vanilla.


The photo is of eclair cake made with a total of four layers of graham crackers, but lately I've been making it with 3 layers total.