No-Bake Eclair Cake

I’m pretty sure this “cake” goes down in history as, by far, one of the easiest desserts to make. And you know what? People go nuts for it! It shows up at just about every potluck around and it is one of the first things to go.  It is delicious and it is so darn easy.

No baking is required for this dessert! The hardest part? Waiting to eat it! This is a great dessert for a crowd. Just double the recipe, pop it all into a 9×13 pan and put it out on the table when everyone is ready for dessert.

No-Bake Eclair Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories600 kcal
AuthorBrandie @ The Country Cook


  • 2 3.5 oz package of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 8 oz container of whipped topping (COOL WHIP) thawed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 package of graham cracker squares
  • 1 tub of chocolate frosting


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the pudding mix, milk and Cool Whip.
  2. In an 9 x 13 baking dish, arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares on the bottom.

  3. You may have to break them up a bit to get enough crackers to cover the bottom of your dish.
  4. Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of the crackers.
  5. Layer another layer of graham crackers over the pudding mixture.
  6. Then layer the other half of the pudding mixture on top of crackers.
  7. Top with a final layer of graham crackers.
  8. Put plastic wrap over dish and put in fridge for about 30 min to an hour to allow pudding to set.
  9. When ready, put the tub of chocolate frosting in the microwave for about 15 seconds to soften (remove lid and aluminum foil top before microwaving).

  10. Take out and stir frosting. It should be easily spreadable now.

  11. Remove plastic wrap from dish and evenly spread chocolate frosting all over the top layer of graham crackers.
  12. Place plastic wrap over top of dish and put back in fridge.
  13. Now, forget about this dessert until tomorrow. This dessert gets better over time. The graham crackers need time to soften up.

  14. When ready, slice and serve!

Recipe Notes

This dessert does not take long to prepare but it definitely needs lots of time to set up. Make this the night before you actually need to serve it. Try using chocolate graham crackers with white chocolate pudding~yum!


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