Chocolate Eau Claire Cake
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Chocolate Eau Claire Éclair Cake

Named for Eau Claire, Wisconsin, this decadent Éclair Cake is delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz





Dough Preparation

  • Bring water and butter to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and dump in flour and stir until it forms a ball.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and continue stirring until a sticky dough forms.
  • Form dough into a long tube (about 2.5 feet) and then place on greased pizza pan or cookie sheet in form of a ring. Connect ends.
  • Bake at 400° for 45-50 minutes.
  • Once golden brown, remove from oven and allow to fully cool.
  • Once the ring is cooled slice horizontally.

Filling Preparation

  • In large bowl combine pudding mix, milk and vanilla and stir until combined and beginning to thicken..
  • Let sit at least five minutes.  Gentley fold in Cool Whip.
  • Spoon pudding mixture onto bottom of pasty right.  Place top pastry on top of pudding.
  • Place can of frosting in the microwave in 10 seconds intervals until frosting becomes pourable.  Drizzle frosting over top of ring.  Frosting should be thick without being clumpy.


Make a double batch and assemble the two rings on a plate to form a figure eight.

Non "Instant" Substitutions

Homemade Chocolate Fudge Ganache
Cook and Serve Pudding Mix


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg