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No Bake Éclair Cake Recipe

This No Bake Eclair Cake is the easiest No Bake dessert you'll ever make. A little mixing and layering is all you need to do.
Prep Time6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cake, Chocolate, cool whip, eclair cake, No Bake Dessert, no bake eclair cake
Servings: 24
Calories: 234kcal


  • 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes french vanilla instant pudding
  • cups milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip Whipped Topping
  • 1 (16 ounce) package graham crackers


  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1½ - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 3 Tablespoons milk (warmed)


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the pudding mixes and milk together. Blend for about 2 minutes. We used a hand mixer for this, but you could easily use a whisk. Just be sure it's combined well.
  • Then fold in the Cool Whip to the pudding mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick cooking spray. Place a layer of whole graham crackers on the bottom of the pan. You may need to break some graham crackers apart to cover the entire bottom of the pan. 
  • Gently spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the top of the graham cracker layer. We suggest dropping it in spoonfuls all over the graham crackers and then spreading it around carefully.
  • Then place another layer of graham crackers over the pudding layer. Piecing it together to cover all of the pudding. 
  • Then add the remaining pudding over the graham crackers following the directions from above by spreading it around gently. 
  • Top that pudding with a final layer of graham cracker sheets. 
  • Place in the fridge while you make the frosting. 
  • Combine the frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy. If you like your frosting thicker, then add a little more powdered sugar. If you like it thinner, then add a teaspoon or two of milk. 
  • Carefully spread the frosting over the top layer of graham crackers until completely covered. 
  • Cover and chill for about 4-6 hours or overnight. The graham crackers will soften up the longer it sets which gives it the soft eclair taste. 
  • This dessert gets better over time. Slice and serve cold. 



You can definitely use store bought frosting. It’s a great short cut for this recipe.
When using the store bought frosting, remove the lid and foil liner. Place in the microwave for about 10-12 seconds. Give it a good stir and it will be a lot easier to spread over your éclair cake.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg