Chocolate Cherry Eclair Cake

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This Chocolate Cherry Eclair Cake recipe is a creative rendition of the classic Eclair cake recipe with a twist of delicious cherry filling added to it. This is an easy and delicious dessert and is one of the best kids birthday cake ideas. This Eclair recipe is a no bake dessert recipe with layers of Graham crackers, pudding and chocolate frosting. It is everything a chocolate lover can ask for because it is unbelievably moist, divinely chocolaty with a light, soft feathery texture to it. There are so many easy desserts out there that are made with chocolate, but not many of them taste as unique and gorgeous as this Eclair cake. The baking products used in this recipe are easy to find at your local grocery store, and most of them are probably already present in your pantry.

This Eclair Cake recipe uses a generous amount of chocolate along with the cheesecake pudding. You can use any pudding mix that you like such as French Vanilla pudding, butterscotch, banana cream, white chocolate or even chocolate fudge pudding in this eclair cake recipe. For the chocolate frosting in this recipe, you can combine semi-sweet and bitter-sweet chocolate chips to keep the intake of refined sugar moderate. When purchasing chocolate chips to prepare the frosting for this Eclair recipe, a healthy choice would be to buy organic dark chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cocoa in it. The more the cocoa content present in the chocolate, the less sugar content in it. Lesser processing in dark chocolate also yields maximum health benefits. Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron.

As an alternative for the frosting, you can whip Nutella with marshmallow cream fluff and then top it with crumbled Toblerone bar or any of your favorite chocolate bar on top. You can even garnish it with white chocolate shavings. If you like the idea of making individual pastries in muffin tins, then go ahead by all means. In the place of Graham crackers in this recipe you can use ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’, lady fingers, shortbread, or any cookie that has a little cinnamon in it. Try using Oreos, Sara Lee pound cake, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, soda crackers, etc., are all excellent options. These are some great kids birthday cake ideas which you can put to use. Whatever you decide to do, this Eclair Cake recipe will add that sweet charm to any occasion. This is an easy and delicious dessert, and any variation would be fantastic. Thank you to Melissa Sperka at the ‘Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen’ food blog for sharing this irresistible Chocolate Cherry Eclair Cake recipe with us. Do visit Melissas’s blog for more recipes on easy desserts and kids birthday cake ideas. This chocolate eclair cake recipe is wonderfully tempting and a flavorsome dessert recipe if you love chocolate and cherries combination. Prepare this wonderful chocolate Eclair recipe and enjoy it with family today!

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