Eclair Torte Recipe
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Eclair Torte Recipe

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The pastry part of this torte bakes into one big crust, which eliminate filling individual eclairs. The homemade pudding is replaced with a rich vanilla layer that's a snap to blend together using convenient instant pudding and cream cheese.—Kathy Shepard, Shepherd, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 350 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, remove puff from pan and place on a serving platter.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Add milk and pudding mix; beat until smooth. Spread over puff; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping; refrigerate. Drizzle with chocolate syrup just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Eclair Torte in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p59

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Staceyih User ID: 8284281 222307
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Excellent. Pastry puffed beautifully. easy to make."

goodtasting User ID: 7927050 63285
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Make this and my puff pastry didn't puff

Very doughy. What did I do wrong? Filling is wonderful."

adamscook User ID: 7795459 69140
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"It was delicious! I've made it over and over for my husband. It's an easy last minute desert that always looks pretty."

foolforrecipes User ID: 4315352 71619
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"made this several times. everyone loves it, looks difficult but so easy to make"

LouannPearson User ID: 4534435 32454
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I have made this many times and I get very good reviews!"

LouannPearson User ID: 4534435 28700
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I have made this many times and it is always a winner!"

niteshrd User ID: 3891885 52558
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011


midged User ID: 1105263 70507
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"I made this for an event at the office and received compliments with several asking for the recipe. However, it didn't look like the photo. I did bake it in the 9x12 pan, but the sides were real puffy and the filling didn't go all the way to the top."

mrsjean User ID: 4214412 25349
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"I made this dessert for our dessert auction at church. Everyone loved it and several people asked for the recipe. I will definitely make this again. easy enough to make and looks like you fussed."

renebran User ID: 1232789 52557
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I made this last night for the super bowl with about 20 college kids and it was a hit. Everyone loved it and it was so easy to make."

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