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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
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Top-ranked recipe named "Chocolate Eclair Cake"
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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fayparks8 2 months agoI've made this a few times, delicious!! I like making my own whip cream, and have used different flavors of pudding! Yummy!!! :)
CYAG 4 months ago
Porpo83 5 months agoHuge hit at potluck party. Thank-you for the recipe.
strawberriecreme 8 months agoamazing.
foolishbaker 8 months agoIt is delicious and so easy to make. This will definitely be a favorite. Thanks for sharing.
1horse4me 9 months agoWonderful! Hubby loved it! Will be making this again real soon! I used French Vanilla cool whip as well and sprinkled chopped pecans on top.
anniek36 9 months agoThis is a hit everytime I make It! so easy and so Yummy!!
mandana 9 months agoMade this for co-worker's birthday and everyone loved it!!! Delicious
CYAG 1 year agoMade this and was very impressed! Awesome dessert-perfect for company-essy and impressive. Thanks for posting!
sherrigrimes90 1 year agoThis was swesome and easy to make. I made it for my daughter's birthdsy dinner at our house. She and her brother took some home. Already in my favorites! Will make many more times!
Chrisbkritter9825 1 year agoI made this for our Superbowl party and it was a huge hit! Most guests asked if they could take some home with them. I will make this many more times. Thanks for a great dessert.
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toysruskld 1 year agoOmg delicous
Keek101 1 year agoThis was a super easy and so delicious dessert!! Thanks for sharing. My family loved it!!!
7kids68 1 year agoThis was fantastic! Tasted just like the eclairs I used to get at the bakery in NY. Thanks for sharing
keith64 1 year agoGREAT and ez to make
Guamerica 1 year agoSoooo good!
MichelleRN1 1 year ago
Brenna_doherty 1 year agoThis recipe was perfect. Plan on making it again soon. E wry one who ate it loved it!