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Chocolate Eclair Torte

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"I take this impressive dessert to the table whole, then slice it and serve. It can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you're ready to serve. --Janaan Cunningham"
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until 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. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Draw a 10-in. circle on the waxed paper. Grease the paper. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls just inside the circle outline. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately prick with a fork and cool completely. Cut off top third of puffs. Pull out and discard soft dough from inside.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, whisk milk, pudding mixes and vanilla for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Place bottom ring of cream puffs on a serving platter. Spoon filling inside. Top with top ring. Refrigerate.
  4. For icing, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter with milk; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar and stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle over top of cake. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Most helpful positive review

This looks really impressive to bring to a party. Make sure you cook the eclairs long enough so they aren't gooey inside. Also mine deflated for some reason so watch that. Lastly, make sure y...

Most helpful critical review

I didn't like the chocolate finish. I used one pack of choclate pudding then a french vanilla. Good idea.

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This looks really impressive to bring to a party. Make sure you cook the eclairs long enough so they aren't gooey inside. Also mine deflated for some reason so watch that. Lastly, make sure y...

I love this recipe. Have been making and eating it for years! Always requested. Doesnt look easy, but it is. My Mom will make 2 and make 1 with banana pudding. I prefer the french vanilla. ...

The easiest but also the best desert. Elegant but not rich (it only looks that way) I substitute sugar free pudding and sugar free cool whip and fresh berries for the chocolate for my diabetic f...

I've eaten this before but this was my first attempt to make one myself. It was a strange concept to make the eclair part but I followed the instructions and all went well. Someone commented tha...

Yumm!! I added 8 oz of cream cheese to the filling. It gives it that something extra mmmmm!!

I am only rating the frosting and it was GREAT!!! I used bittersweet chocolate and half-and-half instead of milk, mixed with a wisk, and the result was perfect!

I made this recipe years ago and had forgotton all about it....it is a most impressive dessert that everyone raves about....I use fresh whipped heavy creme in place of frozen topping....thank yo...

I am so glad I found this recipe. I had this one years ago and it was a hit on holidays and family gatherings. I misplaced it and am glad to see it again. Thanks for sharing it.

This is very popular when I make it for work, a very impressive looking dessert.