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Chocolate Cherry Eclair Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-cherry-eclair-cake, chocolate-eclair-cake, eclair-cake-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 429kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 14 oz package chocolate graham crackers
  • 3 3.4 oz boxes instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 10 oz jar sliced maraschino cherries, drained reserve ½ cup juice
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Frosting:
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Whipped topping and maraschino cherries with stems for garnishing optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, whip together the packages of instant pudding mix, milk, ½ cup reserved maraschino cherries juice and ½ tsp almond extract. Whip with a hand mixer for 3 minutes or until thickened.
  • Mix in 8 oz whipped topping and sliced maraschino cherries by hand.
  • To assemble: In a non stick 13 x 9-inch baking dish arrange a layer of chocolate graham crackers side by side. Pour ½ of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers.
  • Arrange another layer of chocolate graham crackers and the remaining pudding. Spread evenly. Finish with a final layer of graham crackers.
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan melt together the butter, cream and cocoa powder cooking over medium heat stirring constantly just until combined. Remove from the heat and add ½ tsp almond extract.
  • Gradually beat the powdered sugar in with a hand mixer until smooth. Pour over the top layer of graham crackers. Spread evenly and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with additional whipped topping and maraschino cherries, if desired.. Store chilled


1 (14.0 oz) box of graham crackers includes 3 individual packages. Use one for each layer, breaking when needed to fit the dish.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg