Elegant Eclair Cake

Elegant? Well probably not. But I am alliterative in my naming as you no doubt realize by now.

This is another in my “Midwest” desserts which I define as: easy as get out, and containing either pudding mix or jello, along with other ready-made items.  And please, I’m not being sarcastic.

These are just good tasting things you can throw together quickly, and people almost universally love.

So, get your pudding mix and sit down. Make this and your family will definitely approve,  but beware: you will be called upon to make it often.

Note: I chose this recipe out of dozens I read. It was from Penny R. at Justapinch.


  • About 2 sleeves of graham crackers, or more
  • 2 boxes vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 8 oz tub of cool whip
  • 1 regular jar of Hershey’s hot fudge sauce


  1. Place the pudding in a bowl and add milk and whisk until smooth. Stir in the cool whip until uniformly mixed.
  2. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, layer graham crackers until bottom is covered.
  3. Layer 1/2 of the pudding mix on top and spread evenly.
  4. Add another layer of graham crackers.
  5. Layer the remaining 1/2 of the pudding mix.
  6. Add another layer of graham crackers.
  7. Spread warmed hot fudge sauce on top.
  8. Place in fridge.

Serves: 8-10

Note: You can obviously change this up with different types of pudding and different toppings such as butterscotch or caramel. Also, add some chopped peanuts to the top as a change of pace. Peppermint or mint pudding might be fun as well. Be creative as we always say here!



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