Wednesday, May 02, 2007

~if you like eclairs....

...(is there anyone who doesn't?) you will love this eclair cake. I made it yesterday for my sister's birthday. It's a favorite with all, and is usually saved for special occasions.

Eclair Cake

Bring to a boil:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter

Add:

  • 1 cup flour & mix well

Add:

  • 4 eggs; beating well after each egg

Spread on a greased 10" x 15" cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes til golden brown. Cool.

VANILLA PUDDING FILLING:

  • 6 T. cornstarch
  • 8 T. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 T. butter

Mix cornstarch, sugar, and salt with 1/4 cup milk. Heat remaining milk in saucepan over moderately low heat. Slowly add cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for about 15 minutes after pudding thickens. Let cool a few minutes and then stir in vanilla and butter. Cover and let cool.

To cooled pudding, add:

  • 12 oz of softened cream cheese

Spread filling on cooled pastry.

Whip:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • sugar to taste

Spread whipped cream over the filling. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Enjoy!


36 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:43 PM

    I'll bet it tastes like a dream! I will certainly make this one. Looks out of this world! Yummm

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  2. That cake looks absolutely delicious! I used to make eclairs (the regular ones) when I was in high school French. My friend and I were always the ones to do the cooking.

    I will have to give this recipe a try - maybe on my mother's birthday in June.

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  3. It looks delicious. It's making me hungry - just looking at it.

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  4. Printing the recipe even as I type the comment! Oh, my, but that looked wonderful!

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  5. Thanks for the recipe! The photo is beautiful...you inspire me!

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  6. Oh, that looks delicious! I will definitely be making this!! I'm printing out the recipe too!

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  7. Looks yummy to me! My kind of dessert!

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  8. Oh, that looks devine!

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  9. Wow, that looks scrumptious! That cake and a cup of coffee...mmmmm!

    Manuela

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  10. I am having dessert vicariously through your blog. lol I would have to walk another hour to actually eat a piece of this cake.

    Your kitchen is so fresh and gorgeous with the new paint and all your touches. Love it.

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  11. I printed your recipe and can definitely see me making this!

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  12. Ohhh Debbie I love you. Yummmm xoxoxo Clarice

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  13. Boy does that look good!! Enjoyed looking at your blog, seems we have a lot of the same interests. I try and get to the thrift store a couple times a week and always seem to find lots of good stuff, don't know sometimes what people are thinking giving the stuff away. Well good for me anyway.It was fun looking at all your things. I get Romantic homes magazine too, just wish it was a lot bigger, I always finish it to fast.
    NANCY JO

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  14. Oohh...It looks yummy! I'm going to have to give it a try.

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  15. Oh goodness, that looks delightful!! And you didn't use a boxed pudding mix like I might have done (LOL) That part is even more amazing to me. Home made pudding. Not from a box. WOW!!!

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  16. Anonymous9:34 AM

    YUM-O! This is what we call "Moon Pie" at our house. It's a fav with us too. Makes me want to get baking!

    ~Jody

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  17. I love your vignette. I always get a little smile at the thought that we all take with arranging our photographs. I think that's half the fun, don't you?
    This recipe looks like a keeper. I love eclairs!
    Thanks Deb!

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  18. The cake looks delicious! I love all the recipes you post - and I am sure this one is no exception. :-)

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  19. Yummy!!!! I am going to try this for our fellowship meal at church this Sunday!! Bet it will go over very well!
    Thanks for sharing it with us~
    Hugs
    Diana aka Farmer Di

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  20. Evelyn Lum12:23 AM

    I love eclairs. Will try out your recipe some time soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. OH MY!!! It looks utterly Fantastic!! JUMMY! Thank you fro sharing such a delicious picture and recipe to try :)
    Enjoy the weekend! Wave from Holland :)

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  22. My MIL makes a dessert that is very similar to yours and it is just YUMMY! Looks great!

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  23. That looks so delicious I can almost taste it just by looking at the picture! I enjoy your blog and arrived here by way of my friend Lynda's blog. (I've been visiting the blogs she has listed as ones she enjoys reading)

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  24. YUM. Where did all this cake vanish to anyway?

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  25. I love eclairs, I like coffee flavour ones best. I double clicked to see the ckae even bigger !! You can tell I'm such a greedy girl .... hee hee - love Julia x

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  26. This looks delicious! No calories, right?? ;) ♥

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  27. I am SO going to make this ! Or better yet, I am going to request it for Mother's Day and watch them all make it! Yum!

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  28. I'll have to try this recipe. I made your cinnamon roll recipe for my son's birthday brunch and they were fabulous!!! I can't believe I've experienced life for 50+ years and have not made cinnamon rolls from scratch, but your recipe inspired me to try and EVERYONE loved them.

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  29. Oh Goodness!! This is a MUST DO!!! It looks and sounds so yummy!

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  30. Great recipe, thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing.

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  31. I would like your permission to use this picture and recipe for a scrapbook recipe book. It would give full credit to you, and would NOT be sold in anyway. I would be happy to give you a copy of the finished page. Please let me know how you want to word the "Used With Permission by:"

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  32. Mrs.Lawrence Myers11:31 AM

    This looks so good! Thank you for posting it! My dh will LOVE it!!!

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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