Themed desserts make a party that much more fun. This Pumpkin Fudge Eclair Cake would be perfect for either a Halloween or Thanksgiving party. Just change your sprinkles and candies for the appropriate holiday.
Ok, so one day later after telling you I was over pumpkin, and here I am posting…yup, pumpkin.
Go ahead and tell me how wishy washy I am. I can handle it. For the record I made this last week, or maybe it was the week before that. It was definitely before I started to feel iffy on pumpkin.
Anyway, I was looking through pictures and realized that Halloween is next week, so if I want to share this fun Halloween themed eclair cake, it had to be now. So pumpkin it is! Not that I don’t like pumpkin. Maybe it’s because the weather dropped from sunny and warm to sunny and down right cold but now all I can totally think about is mint. And chocolate.
But I always think about chocolate, so that’s nothing new.
The sudden drop in temperature meant we had to scramble to make sure the furnace was working. New air vents and a night of smelling warm, dusty air, and we are now ready to face the cold. Well…not really ready for it at all, but prepared to handle it better.
My office is at the back of our house and is always pretty chilly. I think that finding my little space heater should be top priority today. My fingers are a little chilled as I try to type right now. Or I could go bake. That always helps warm things up. Well at least it warms the kitchen. Maybe I should move my computer into the kitchen?
Did you find the pumpkin spice pudding after I shared this Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Fudge? I sure hope so because it is one of the key ingredients in today’s recipe.
Eclair cake is definitely one of those desserts that you look forward to seeing at any potluck dinner. My kids go crazy for this stuff. You would think they didn’t get any kind of sugar treats the way they down this stuff. But we all know that’s far from the truth. I crank out desserts, and they help me eat them. It’s just what we do around here.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make some layers in the eclair cake with different flavored puddings. And of course since I still had a box of pumpkin pudding in my cupboard, that just made sense to go with that. Chocolate pairs so well with pumpkin that I knew a fudge pudding had to be the other layer.
The best part of this cake are the chocolate graham crackers. They are so good dipped in peanut butter or frosting. Just a thought for the leftovers when you finish making this cake.
What flavor pudding should I use in the next eclair cake?
I’m totally thinking mint 🙂
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