Make Ahead Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

Make Ahead Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

This post about Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes is sponsored by ALDI. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Several Super Bowls ago I made a Chocolate Éclair Cake for a party we were hosting. One of the kids at the party raved about it for years after. When his mom had surgery recently I thought it only appropriate to make a Chocolate Éclair Cake with the dinner I was providing them. I picked up all the ingredients necessary at our new ALDI store, the ingredients could not be more basic and they were all available at ALDI. 
Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

For this recipe you will need: 

ALDI-FOODs Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

    • Baker’s Corner Instant Vanilla Pudding
    • Baker’s Corner Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
    • Fit & Active Lite Whipped Topping
    • Benton’s Honey Graham Crackers
    • Friendly Farms 2% Milk
    • Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter Quarters

Another reason I love this cake recipe is that you have to make it either early in the day before serving, or ideally the night before. Any make ahead recipe sure is a big relief especially when entertaining. 

Since I was not making them a full cake, I was able to split this into two 8 x8 disposable pans. It’s a win-win in our house this time. 

To Make this Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes, simply layer the graham crackers at the bottom of your pan.

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Make the pudding per the directions on the box. Add half of the Tub of whipped topping. 


Layer half of the pudding mixture on the graham crackers and tops with another layer of graham crackers. Repeat. 


Make a super easy chocolate topping using the Baker’s Corner Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, butter and vanilla. I simply melted it all in the microwave for 1 minute then stirred.


Top the final layer of Graham Crackers with the chocolate mixture, cover and refrigerate overnight. 

Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

Cut with a sharp knife to serve. 

Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipes

Tastes amazing and a nice cool cake for summer entertaining


For a girls night out party I recently had, I picked up a few other great food items from ALDI to create a no cook appetizer menu. Also be sure to check out our thoughts of our new ALDI .


  1. Looks yummy and easy to make.

  2. Love eclairs! Definitely making this for my family!!!! 🙂

  3. This is brilliant and looks easy. It’s shocking how hard making actual eclairs is.

  4. So glad this dessert recipe brought up some great memories for you. Hope you make it soon.

  5. This is a family favorite! My husband’s grandmother used to make a homemade chocolate glaze for the top that was SO good. Thanks for the reminder that I *need* to make this soon!

  6. OHMYGOSH!! This looks amazing and way to easy to make – and eat it all! 😉

  7. This Eclair cake recipe looks so delicious. I love this so much I will have to try this out. Looks so good

  8. Ohhh this sounds spectacular. Pinning!

  9. And I’m drooling…That looks so tasty and easy too!

  10. Oh that is it. Bookmarked and gonna make this.

  11. I have made this before a long time ago. It is a fabulous and easy cake to make!

  12. that would make it a lot easier Jenny!! not that this is hard at all

  13. thanks Annie, my kids might think otherwise and want to move in with you!

  14. I’m just about to pack my bags and come live with you. All these amazing dishes all the time! YUM!

  15. We make chocolate eclair cake exactly like this. The only difference is that we are too lazy to make our own icing.

  16. Now this is an ingenious idea! I adore chocolate eclairs!

  17. This look awesome! I’m pinning this to make with the kiddos this summer.

  18. Oh my goodness this is amazing! You just made making eclairs a breeze!

  19. Oh my does this look yummy. Pinning it and can’t wait to try it.

  20. This is such a pretty dessert and it looks darn good! I want to make some!

  21. There’s nothing I wouldn’t love about this!
    I love the way you did the chocolate layer – it looks so neat!

  22. I love eclairs- and this looks absolutely delicious- YUM!

  23. I’ve never been an eclair fan. My dad and grandma loved them!

  24. Yum! This looks SO good. What a delicious idea! I will need to make one of these!

  25. That looks like a great dessert, hubs would love it! Eclairs are my favorite! Yum! Awesome photos!

  26. this looks so good. I must try this ASAP.

  27. YUM! This would be a hit in my household for sure. And you’re right, make-ahead recipes are such a relief when it comes to entertaining.

  28. Yes! I can’t wait to make this:)

  29. This looks super yummy and I love how easy this is to make. I will have to make this soon.

  30. I would have never guessed how easy this is to make and wow does it ever look scrumptious!! I can’t wait to make it!

  31. This cake looks so delicious and a recipe that I will be making for a Summer dessert. I bet it tastes so good and I like how easy it is to make.

  32. My family would so eat that up quick! Yum!

  33. I am SO making this. OMG, that looks amazing.

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