Pumpkin Eclair Cake is and easy and impressive dessert! It begins with a puff pastry crust, creamy pumpkin spiced pudding, and is piled high with whipped cream! Drizzle the top with chocolate and caramel sauce and a give it a sprinkle of crunchy walnuts! It’s a little bit of heaven on a plate!
Dairy farmers work every single day of the year. We work Saturdays, Sunday, Christmas Day, morning, nights…every single day! Cows producing milk must be milked at least twice everyday, very similar to a mom who is nursing. In fact, there are cows being milked in our barn 24 hours a day. Thank goodness we have amazing employees who help us out…a lot! We appreciate them. I decided to show them just how much we appreciate them I would make them a Pumpkin Eclair Cake! It’s easy to throw together, makes enough to share, and I knew they would love it!
There was only one small problem with the Pumpkin Eclair Cake…my family ate the entire thing before I even had a chance to share it! I guess I will have to make it again and hide it so I can share it with the employees!
Pumpkin Eclair Cake Cream Puff Crust – Instructions
This is really easy guys!
1. Boil water and butter.
2. Add flour, salt, and vanilla and stir together. It will be thick.
3. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated
4. Mixture will be a little thinner, about the consistency of cake batter but maybe a little stickier.
5. Spread the cream puff batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan or into a jelly roll pan. Obviously if you use a 9 x 13 pan it will be thicker and it will be thinner if you make it in a jelly roll pan.
6. Bake cream puff crust. It’s going to have craters, mountains and crevices. That’s okay.
Pumpkin Elcair Cake Filling – Instructions
1. Make Pumpkin Spice pudding as directed on package.
2. Fold in 4 oz. whipped topping.3. After cream puff crust has cooled spread pudding mixture over pastry.
4. Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding. I swirled whipped topping and pudding together a little bit.
5. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel syrup.I sliced my Pumpkin Eclair Cake into pretty big pieces, maybe that’s why it was gone before we had time to share. Most of the time I choose the middle pieces of dessert, but with Pumpkin Eclair Cake I can’t decide which I like better, the edge pieces have more yummy cream puff and the center has more filling. Maybe it’s best to not try and choose and have a piece of each!If you need a quick and easy dessert for fall, Pumpkin Eclair Cake is exactly what you are looking for! It’s so much easier to make than it looks. It has that magical cream puff crust, a luscious pumpkin pudding filling, and decadent whipped cream, all drizzled in chocolate sauce! This one is a keeper!
Pumpkin Eclair Cake
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. water
- dash salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 small boxes pumpkin spice pudding
- 3 c. milk
- 1 12 oz. container whipped topping
- chocolate and caramel sauce for drizzling
- walnuts optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan or a jelly roll pan.
- Bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stir in flour and dash of salt. Mixture will be thick. Add eggs one at a time, stirring to completely incorporate after each egg. Mixture will be a little thinner, about the consistency of cake batter, maybe a little stickier though.
- Spread puff pastry dough into which ever size pan you choose. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The jellyroll pan will take a little less time than the 9x13 pan because the dough is spread a little thinner. Watch it carefully so it doesn't get over baked. The cream puff crust will develop mountains, craters, and valleys and that's exactly what it's supposed to do! Cool crust completely.
- Whisk pudding and milk together. Let sit for 5 minutes. Fold in about 4 ounces of the whipped topping. Spread on cooled crust.
- Top pudding layer with remaining whipped topping. The two layers may get a little combined. If you want you can swirl them together a little bit.
- Serve garnished with chocolate and caramel sauce. Some members of my family like sprinkling walnuts on top too!