Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Eclair Cake

The. Most. Delicious. Dessert. Ever. I got this recipe from a roommate my freshman year of college and have probably made it 50 times. Don't be afraid of the "from scratch" crust, this is easy to make and worth every minute.

1 stick margarine
1 c. water
1/2 t. salt
1 c. flour
4 eggs

1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 small packages french vanilla pudding
3 c. milk

1 container whipped topping
chocolate syrup (see recipe below)

In a medium saucepan, bring water, margarine and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Add eggs, beating between each. Spread batter on a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Prick bubbles with a fork every 5 minutes.

Beat cream cheese with pudding and milk. Lumps will remain. Spread filling over cooled crust. Spread whipped topping on filling. Drizzle with chocolate syrup just before serving.

Chocolate Syrup
Eclair cake is the only thing I use chocolate syrup for, so I make my own. It's quick and easy.
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
Boil for 2-5 minutes

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