Dessert recipes like Eclair Cake
- ttoommyy Apr 2, 2014 11:22 AM
Cook's Country did their take on the traditional Eclair Cake, in which you layer graham crackers, Cool Whip and instant vanilla pudding in a casserole dish, cover with some kind of store-bought chocolate topping and chill overnight. In their version, the pudding was homemade as was the whipped cream. The chocolate topping is a ganache. This recipe is incredibly delicious.
I was wondering if anyone out there has any similar kind of dessert they make, preferably from scratch. I love the idea of it being self-contained in one dish. I have been tasked with making a dessert for Easter and I have to travel an hour by car. Something like what i described is easy to transport and feeds a considerable number of people. Thanks!
I made a version of Southern-style banana pudding a couple years ago that went over well at Thanksgiving. Standard versions call for Nilla Wafers, bananas, instant vanilla pudding and Cool Whip or whipped cream. I used Pepperidge Farm Chess cookies (any shortbread-style cookie would do, including homemade), made my own bourbon vanilla custard and made a whipped cream with mascarpone cheese. Topped with crumbled cookies. Gotta say, it was pretty damn tasty.
Google "Icebox cake" - the Eclair cake is a variation.
This one gets rave reviews every time I make it, and is a little lighter. You can make your own lemon curd, but I've found that storebought actually works pretty well, and there's no instant pudding in sight.