Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, February 10, 2014

Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake


This recipe for Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake is super easy! Creamy layers of strawberry kissed pudding layered between chocolate grahams and topped with a thick, fudgy icing. It's the perfect ending any meal!  This Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake recipe requires no baking or baking skills.

Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake piece on plate with strawberry garnish


Romantic Dinner Recipes


I've got a fun treat for everyone today!  I have teamed up three of my favorite bloggers for an Easy Valentines Day Dinner menu.  We've put our aprons on and prepared romantic dinner recipes that anyone can throw together, from the well seasoned cook to the most novice cook!   Romantic meals are a wonderful way to celebrate those you love.

My addition to this fabulous romantic meal?

This Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake recipe!

Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake piece on plate with strawberry garnish close up

I've taken the recipe for Chocolate Eclair Cake and made it even more decadent with the addition of frozen strawberries! Because, for me, nothing says "romantic meal" more than chocolate covered strawberries. This no bake dessert recipe is my take on those flavors.

How do you make Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake


Putting this Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake together is easy! It's a basic "assemble the ingredients" type of recipe, easy enough for even a child to make! The hardest part of the recipe is the topping. But, in my opinion, the topping is the best part of this recipe! Thick, rich, and oh so chocolaty! 

Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake piece on plate with strawberry garnish

When it comes to chocolate no bake desserts, this Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake is a winner!



eclair cake recipe, romantic dinner recipes, romantic meals
dessert
American
Yield: 9 servings

Chocolate-Strawberry Eclair Cake

prep time: 15 minscook time: total time: 15 mins
Chocolate-Strawberry  Eclair Cake an easy no bake dessert recipe! Creamy layers of strawberry kissed pudding layered between chocolate grahams and topped with a thick, fudgy icing. It's the perfect ending to this great meal!

ingredients:

For the Eclair Cake:
  • 12 whole chocolate graham crackers
  • 2 TBSP chocolate syrup, divided
  • 1 - 1 oz. box of sugar free, fat free white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1- 8 oz. package of frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed*
  • 1 cup Cool Whip Free®, thawed (about half an 8oz. tub)
for the Frosting:
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP 1% milk

instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix with 1 cup milk. Whisk until thickened. Mix in the thawed strawberries and the liquid that is with them into the pudding. Fold in the thawed whipped topping.
  2. Spray an 8" x 8" glass baking dish with a light coating of cooking spray. Arrange 3 whole graham cracker rectangles to cover bottom plus half of one. Drizzle the crackers with 1 TBSP of chocolate syrup. Spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture on top of the chocolate syrup and crackers.
  3. Arrange another layer of graham crackers on top of the pudding. Drizzle with the remainder of the chocolate syrup. Top with the rest of the pudding mixture.
  4. Arrange a final layer of crackers on top of the pudding mixture.
  5. for the frosting: In a small bowl, combine the melted chocolate, melted butter, corn syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir in the powdered sugar. Add in enough milk so the frosting can spread easily.
  6. Frost the top layer of graham crackers with the frosting. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. (the crackers need time to soften up and get "cake like".)
  7. Cut into 9 pieces and serve cold.

NOTES:

Adapted from Allrecipes

*I used frozen sweetened strawberries in this because the strawberries available to me right now are not great.  If you have access to good quality fresh berries, you can substitute about a cup or so of fresh chopped berries plus a couple of TBSP of granulated sugar for the frozen sweetened ones.  

Nutritional Values are an estimate
calories
315
fat (grams)
9.5
carbs (grams)
57.3
protein (grams)
3.4
Fiber
2.3 grams
Created using The Recipes Generator

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More Romantic Dinner Recipes:


Marion of Life Tastes Good  has whipped up a delicious appetizer. Double Tomato Bruschetta is easy, but so elegant and flavorful. The perfect start to this great meal!

Double tomato Bruschetta on a platter


For the next course, Michele of Flavor Mosiac has put together this beautiful salad.  Spinach Strawberry Champagne Salad is bursting with gorgeous color and flavor!

Strawberry Champagne Salad in a bowl


And last, but not least, the entree...is brought to you by Shelby of The Lives and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch.   Creamy Chicken Linguine  is a luscious pasta dish with an amazingly easy sauce!

Creamy Chicken Linguine on a plate

I hope that you check out all the recipes from this menu and give them a try to share with all your sweethearts this Valentine's Day.


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10 comments:

  1. Renee, your Chocolate Strawberry Eclair Cake looks amazing! I love this Valentine's Day meal.

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    1. I love this meal too...I'm excited to try all the recipes!

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  2. Oh EMMMM GEEEEE!!! That cake looks amazing! I can't believe how simple it is to make! I am so looking forward to enjoying every aspect of this menu, and I'm excited to be a part of it. Thank you Ladies!! ~Marion

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  3. gah! yumyumyum! Love the graham in there!!

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    1. it really tastes so decadent, yet it's not over the top on fat and calories!

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  4. Um, in case you were wondering, your eclair is insulin worthy - swoon! :D

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  5. Oh, yum! What a fun twist on an eclair cake.

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  6. Renee,
    This eclair cake looks so luscious and inviting! :) I just want a big slice of it right now with all of that cream and chocolate! Fabulous post! Pinned & shared!

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