Eclair cake is moist and sweet, made with vanilla filling, a buttery crust, and whipped cream topping. There are so many toppings to choose from and you will be amazed at how insanely soft and delicious this cake is!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On low heat in a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low. Add water and bring to a boil. Next, turn off the burner and quickly add flour, salt, sugar, and mix until you form a ball. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time and mix in with a fork until incorporated. Spray a jelly roll pan or a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Spread the mixture out on the pan. If using a 9x13, slightly bring the mixture up on the sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven. The crust will bubble up and the edges will turn slightly brown. Let it cool until room temperature.
For the filling, In a stand mixer or using beaters mix 1 cup of milk with the cream cheese and mix until creamy. Add pudding mix and the rest of the milk and mix well together until creamy.
Spread over the cooled crust. Spread the cool whip on top of the filling mixture. You can top with fresh strawberry slices or bananas if desired. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.
Updated on March 8, 2022Originally Posted: February 23, 2014