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The Most Popular Cook's Country Dessert of All Time Is . . .

Chocolate eclair cake! It is creamy, custardy, and chocolaty (aka it’s the favorite for a reason). 
By Published Sept. 22, 2022

Our Chocolate Eclair Cake is the number one favorite dessert on the Cook's Country Instagram page. It’s also the dessert my best friend has requested for her birthday every year since I introduced her to it. It was my college boyfriend’s favorite. And it’s the one dish I will have on the table at every barbecue I host.

You get the idea. This dessert is good. Really, really good. I love it, and you, our readers, love it.

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Despite its name, chocolate eclair cake is neither an outsize éclair nor a baked cake; it more closely resembles an easy, classic icebox cake. Most recipes call for making a creamy mixture using pudding mix and Cool Whip and layering that with graham crackers and canned chocolate frosting. I’ve had those versions, and they are quite delicious.

But our recipe is on another level.  

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10 ingredients. 45 minutes. Quick, easy, and fresh weeknight recipes.

Start by making a creamy pudding with a deep dose of vanilla flavor. Next, whip cream and fold in gelatin to create a lovely texture that is creamy yet light and ethereal. To finish, layer this luscious cream filling with graham crackers and top the whole thing with a homemade (yet ultra-easy) chocolate ganache frosting. 

After chilling it, all you have to do is dig in to see what all the sweet hype is about.