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No Bake Eclair Cake with Chocolate Glaze

No Bake Eclair Cake is going to be your go-to chocolate dessert! It's easy to make & tastes just like your favorite bakery treat - creamy vanilla filling, graham crackers & a rich chocolate glaze.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert with graham crackers and pudding, eclair cake with homemade glaze, no bake dessert
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom


Cake Ingredients

  • 21 graham crackers (about 1 box/3 sleeves)
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 boxes Instant French Vanilla Pudding Mix 3.4 oz boxes
  • 1 tub whipped topping 8oz. thawed, more for serving if desired

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients


Cake Instructions

  • Add pudding mix and milk to a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend until smooth (about 2 minutes on medium). If you don’t have a hand mixer, use a whisk.
  • Gently fold in whipped topping and stir until combined.
  • Add a single layer of graham crackers to the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish. Break the crackers as needed to cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Add half of the pudding mixture to the top of the graham cracker layer and gently spread to cover the crackers. I’ve found it works best to drop spoonfuls around the cake, then spreading to cover the crackers.
  • Repeat with another layer of graham crackers, the remaining pudding and finish with another layer of graham crackers.
  • Store the cake in the refrigerator while you prepare the glaze.

Chocolate Glaze Instructions

  • Add the butter and milk to a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave just until the butter melts, about 1 minute.
  • Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract to the milk mixture.
  • Beat with a hand mixer until completely smooth, at least 5 minutes.
  • Pour glaze slowly over the graham crackers and spread evenly with an offset spatula.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.


  • Use whole milk for best results.
  • You can substitute a tub of store-bought chocolate frosting for the glaze. Microwave the frosting for about 15 seconds before spreading over graham crackers.
  • This dessert is best served chilled.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg