Chocolate Eclair Torte (not the Graham Cracker Version)
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 (8 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
- 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- CRUST: Preheat oven to 450°F Grease a large jelly roll pan.
- Bring water and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add flour and beat until the mixture forms a ball.
- Cool 10 minutes.
- Beat in eggs.
- Spread crust mixture on the prepared pan.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
- Don't overbake.
- FILLING: Mix the first 3 ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Fold in Cool Whip.
- Spread on the cooled crust and chill for an hour or so to firm the filling.
- ICING: Using a medium saucepan or a double boiler, melt chocolate squares in butter over low to medium heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, adding more milk if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency.
- Drizzle over the filling.
- Chill before serving for a few hours.
- Store the torte in the refrigerator.
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