Eggnog Eclair Cake

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This Eggnog Eclair Cake is creamy, spicy, sweet, delicious, and surprisingly simple to make! Bet you have everything on hand to whip this up and serve it at your holiday parties!

An epidemic has exploded upon this nation and I think its about time we addressed it.

That’s right folks. I’m talking about……..eclair cake.

The taste of delicious eclairs–> in the form of a cake.


Obviously the first time I saw such a recipe, I was browsing Pinterest. Then I got on board and turned the whole thing upside down, took a trip to crazy town and made an Eggnog Eclair Cake.

Yesthatsright. The taste of delicious egg nog eclairs–> in the form of a cake.

If ever there was a fun and festive {and CRAZY EASY} Christmas dessert, this would be it. 


I fed this to twelve-ish people {or was it fourteen?!} and they all devoured it.

I ate half the cake before anyone else got to it {minor detail I’ve chosen to forget} and then served the rest up until there wasn’t anymore.

Yes, it was *that* good. Yes, this is the perfect holiday dessert you’ve been searching for. Yes, this is the dessert you will want to hide and eat when no one is looking so you don’t have to share.  Yes, this is the recipe people will beg you for.

Creamy chocolate sweet goodness that tastes like a freaking eclair with a punch of egg nog.

Take a bite and just wait………


That is what this cake can do for you.


Don’t ask what you will do for this cake, ask what this cake will do for you.

Pretty sure that was a famous quote.

Anyways, if you have a free minute or two, you mustmustmust make this. Family and friends will love you approximately 72094245 times more.

Have a wonderful day, friends!

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Eggnog Eclair Cake

This Eggnog Eclair Cake is creamy, spicy, sweet, delicious and surprisingly simple to make! Bet you have everything on hand to whip this up and serve it at your holiday parties!
servings 16 pieces
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes


For the eclair cake base {pate a choux}

for the filling:

For the cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • chocolate syrup to drizzle over the top, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9x13 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium pot, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in flour, salt and sugar until a dough forms. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Stir in eggs, 1 at a time, incorporating each time to make a smooth mixture that will seem half way between a dough and a batter.
  • Once all eggs are incorporated, pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly across the bottom and up the sides 3/4 inch or so. Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, whisk vanilla pudding mix with egg nog 2 minutes to thicken. Stir in cream cheese and mix until smooth. A stand mixer or hand held mixer is best for this!
  • Spread over the bottom of the baked shell.
  • For the topping, whip heavy whipping cream with vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over filling. Refrigerate up to 3 days {covered completely with plastic wrap}.To serve, cut into squares and drizzle with chocolate syrup.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 703IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog eclair cake

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  1. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    I don’t think I like egg nog but I want this cake. It looks incredible! I love eclairs so much, and I bet this is just delicious.

  2. Christina

    Do you think this would travel ok in a vehicle for a few hours (we live in a cold climate) or am I better off waiting til we get there to make it?

  3. Susan P

    Would like to make this, minus the egg nog (sorry, my family is not a fan,) but they love eclairs. What would you use instead? Not a very good baker, but the recipe looks easy enough.

    1. Yana Yakhnitskiy

      I’m also not a fan of eggnog but it tastes so different when it’s baked! Sort of “bakes out” and just has a little vanilla type of flavor.