In the world of dessert, there are classics, and then there are classics with a twist. Enter Strawberry Eclair Cake, a delightful dessert that marries the tradition of a beloved pastry with the ease of a no-bake dessert. It’s a perfect combo of graham crackers, creamy vanilla pudding, and sweet strawberry filling. This dessert is perfect for anyone who craves a sugary treat without the fuss of having to spend hours in the kitchen.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE STRAWBERRY ECLAIR CAKE
- Quick and Easy: The beauty of this dessert is that it requires no baking. You won’t break a sweat in the kitchen, making it perfect for when you want a sweet treat without the hassle.
- Creamy Layers: Picture this – layers of graham crackers, pudding mix, and whipped cream come together to create a symphony of flavors. The sweetness of the strawberry pie filling perfectly complements the subtle vanilla notes in the filling. Every bite is a heavenly experience.
- Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a family gathering, a potluck, or just want to end a regular dinner on a sweet note, Strawberry Eclair Cake is a crowd-pleaser. It’s an ideal dessert to share with friends and family.
- Make-Ahead Dessert: This cake can be prepared in advance and chilled in the refrigerator. As it sets, the flavors meld together, enhancing the overall deliciousness.
- Endless Customization: While the base recipe is delightful on its own, you can get creative by garnishing it with fresh strawberries or a drizzle of chocolate sauce. It’s the perfect dessert for your creative touch.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE STRAWBERRY ECLAIR CAKE
- Strawberry pie filling
- French Vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
- Whipped cream
- Graham crackers
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE STRAWBERRY ECLAIR CAKE
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Mixing Bowls
- 7x10x2-inch deep baking dish
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY ECLAIR CAKE
- In a bowl, combine the instant pie filling and milk until the mixture thickens.
- Fold in the whipped cream until everything is well incorporated.
- Line a 7x10x2″ deep baking dish with graham crackers to form the base.
- Add half of the pudding mix on top of the graham cracker layer.
- Place another layer of graham crackers and repeat with the remaining pudding mixture.
- Finish with the final layer of graham crackers, and top it all off with the strawberry pie filling.
- Cover the dish and place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set up.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use other fruit fillings besides strawberries?
Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with different fruit fillings like cherry, blueberry, or raspberry to switch things up.
How long can I store Strawberry Eclair Cake?
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it in individual portions or as a whole for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat it, eat it immediately from the fridge or let it thaw overnight in the fridge if frozen.
Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of store-bought whipped cream?
Homemade whipped cream can be a delightful addition to this recipe. Simply whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and then fold it into the vanilla filling.
Can I make this recipe with regular graham crackers?
Yes, you can substitute gluten-free graham crackers for regular. The taste and texture will be equally delightful.
Strawberry Eclair Cake
- Measuring cups/spoons
- mixing bowls
- 7x10x2″ deep baking dish.
- 21 oz Can strawberry pie filling
- 2-5.1 oz French Vanilla instant pie filling
- 5 cups Milk
- 8 oz Whipped cream
- 21 Graham crackers
- In a bowl mix together the instant vanilla and milk until thickened.
- Fold in the whipped cream.
- This will fit a 7x10x2″ deep baking dish.
- Line with graham crackers, add half of the pudding mix, add another layer of graham crackers, repeat and top with graham cracker layer and then top with the strawberry pie filling.
- Cover and place in the fridge for 4hrs to set up. Enjoy!
Strawberry Eclair Cake is a no-fuss dessert that combines the goodness of creamy layers with the sweetness of strawberries. It’s quick, easy to prepare, and perfect for any occasion. So, why wait? Give this delightful recipe a try, and enjoy a slice of sweet bliss in every bite!