Caramel Apple Eclair Cake Recipe -
Caramel Apple Eclair Cake Recipe
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Caramel Apple Eclair Cake

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"This delicious no-bake dessert combines apples, vanilla pudding and cinnamon graham crackers topped off with a caramel icing. It's best to refrigerate it for 24 hours to let the dessert have time to form a cake-like consistency."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    9 hrs 30 mins


  1. Combine the apples, cinnamon and sugar in a saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender. If the mixture ends up with a lot of liquid, mix in a little bit of flour, and simmer until thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the instant pudding and milk until smooth. Stir in the sour cream and fold in the whipped topping.
  3. To assemble the cake, line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with a single layer of cinnamon graham crackers. Use a slotted spoon to make a thin layer of the apple mixture. Top with a generous layer of the pudding, about 1/3. Repeat layers until you have three layers of apples and pudding and four layers of crackers.
  4. Warm the caramel apple dip in the microwave oven until it can be easily poured. Pour this over the top layer of graham crackers. Refrigerate for at least overnight, but up to 24 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2008

I made a few changes... instead of apples, I used celery and instead of pudding I used Cream of Mushroom Soup. Don't you hate it when people completely change the recipe & then complain about it? I'm only kidding. I made this as written and it was really very good. Gone in under an hour.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 15, 2008

I made this recipe for a school function, so I made it into individual servings, the kids liked it but when I sampled one I thought that the bottom graham crackers end up too soft and mushy.


28 Ratings

Oct 14, 2008

This was a huge hit at my family's harvest nite! I used apple pie filling cause I was feeling lazy, I also used reg. grahams. I let it set for about 16hrs and that was plenty. The texture was surprisingly thicker than I would have thought and really tasty! I also used marzetti's caramel dip to pipe all over the top in a nice thick layer and that sent it over the top!

Oct 28, 2007

I made this twice for parties/ potlucks and it got great reviews. It is very tasty. Both times I used apple pie filling (a 32 ounce jar) instead of bothering to peel, chop, and cook apples to basically make a pie filling. With all the other shortcuts, why make your own pie filling (unless you have apples you need to get rid of)? I personally don't think the cinnamon grahams add much and the 2nd time making it I just used regular grahams (maybe because my store bought pie filling had plently of cinnamon in it). Easy & quick to make (with the store bought filling). Yummy. Makes a 13" x 9" dish very very full though.

Oct 01, 2008

I made this for a Sunday dinner that we do for the building fund. It was one of the first desserts gone and everyone was asking for the recipe. I used no sugar added apple pie filling 2 15 oz. cans, could not find any cinnamon graham crackers so added 1/2 tsp. to each can pie filling! My husband loved it & everyone else

May 18, 2008

This was a great success at a work party. I used all fat free and low fat products. It tasted great and was guilt free!

Jul 07, 2009

OMG This is THE BEST....A friend from work has made this one twice to share at work and it is gone before you know it! The last time she made TWO because it is so popular. Today we thought of other fruits we might like to try in place of apples like maybe bananas or kiwi or a variety like a flan. This is most definatly a keeper...can't wait to make it for family! Thanks SoccerMum !!!

Mar 20, 2008

i thought that it brought out the taste of the caramel and the apples very well. I tried it twice, once with a store bought apple filling and once with real apples and the real apple way is amazing. Also having cinnamon really helps to give it a balance in flavour


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  • Calories
  • 331 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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