Chocolate Eclair Cake
This is a family favorite which was perfected by my mother many years ago. It is as they say... "Mmm, Mmm, Good!""Besides the fabulous taste, the best thing about this dessert is the texture -- the cake is slightly chewy and the filling and topping are fluffy and creamy smooth. If you like more chocolate, you can double the topping..." - sgrishka
Yield: 12 Ready in 3 hours
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|-- CAKE --|
|1 cupall-purpose flour|
|1/2 cupbutter; (1-stick)|
|-- FILLING --|
|2 3.4-oz packagesFrench Vanilla Instant Pudding|
|2 1/2 cupscold milk|
|8 ouncescream cheese; softened (room temperature)|
|1 12-oz containerCool Whip|
|-- TOPPING --|
|3 ouncessemi-sweet chocolate chips; (I use Ghirardelli)|
|3 tablespoonsmilk; (3 to 4 tbsp as needed for a thin glaze)|
|1 cupconfectioners sugar|
Chocolate Eclair Cake Preparation
To Make Cake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bring the water, butter and salt to boil until butter is melted. Add the flour all at once and mix rapidly with a wooden spoon. Stir until the mixture leaves the sides of pan and forms a ball. Lower heat and continue stirring for 2 to 3 minutes to dry dough. Dough should be soft but not sticky. Cool slightly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition until completely smooth. Spread in an ungreased 10- by 15-inch baking pan. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Crust will puff up the sides of the pan while in the oven. When removed from the oven, prick bubbles with a fork. Let cool.
To Make Filling: Using an electric mixer, beat the pudding mix, milk and softened cream cheese together until thoroughly blended. Spread pudding mixture over the baked and cooled eclair crust. Spread Cool Whip over pudding mixture.
To Make Chocolate Syrup Topping: Melt chocolate chips and butter. Add confectioners sugar and milk alternately until a thin glaze forms. Pour or drizzle over Cool Whip. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
This dessert travels well and is always a big hit at parties and picnics.
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