Chocolate Eclair Cake
This Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe is an inspiration for creating all the flavours of Eclair into a delectable a chocolate cake recipe. This Eclair Cake recipe is everything a chocolate lover can ask for because it is unbelievably moist, divinely chocolaty with a light, soft texture to it. There are so many easy desserts out there that are made from chocolate, but not many of them taste as unique as this rich cake. The baking products used in this recipe are simple and easily available in any stores.
This Eclair Cake recipe uses a generous amount of chocolate filling along with the vanilla pudding. In the place of ‘Cool Whip,’ you can use organic heavy whipping cream with cane sugar. For extra firmness, add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding to the whipping cream. Adding instant vanilla pudding prevents the watery texture in the recipe. There are so many ways to make this recipe interesting. You can use Graham Crackers layered with a mix of French Vanilla pudding, whipped cream with vanilla. You can make it in two layers, let it refrigerate overnight to soften the crackers. The next morning you could frost it with canned chocolate frosting or use your own frosting recipe if you have one. If you prefer to make your chocolate frosting in the place of store-bought chocolate frosting, you can use semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate chips or even combine the two types of chocolate chips. When you’re buying chocolate chips to prepare the frosting for this Eclair recipe, try to buy the fair trade organic chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it. This ensures less sugar and processing in the chocolate and yields maximum health benefits that come from chocolate. To make it healthier, choose dark chocolate instead of regular chocolate. Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron.
As an alternative for the frosting, you can whip Nutella with marshmallow cream instead of canned chocolate frosting and top it with crumbled Toblerone bar or Hersheys bar or any of your favourite chocolate on top. You could garnish the cake with maraschino cherries or marshmallows. If you like the idea of making individual pastries in muffin tins, then go ahead by all means. This is an easy chocolate cake recipe, and any variation would be fantastic. An important tip when making the crust is to cook the water, melted butter, and flour in the pan all at once, until it boils and gets thick enough to leave the sides of the pan. You can then add the eggs one at a time and the batter will be thinner and spreads more like a cake in the pan.
Thank you to Christy Denney at ‘The Girl Who Ate Everything’ food blog for sharing this devilishly delicious Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe with us. Do visit her blog for more recipes on easy desserts. Prepare this wonderful chocolate delight recipe and enjoy it with family today!
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