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Éclair Cake: The Best Holiday Dessert You've Never Heard Of

Still planning your holiday dessert? Consider this "straightforward and easy-peasy" recipe.

Published Dec. 22, 2017.

Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia is a winning recipe collection from America’s Test Kitchen hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison. This title is the perfect book for test kitchen fans and for anyone who appreciates great recipes. Meet their families, read about their paths to the test kitchen, and see what they make when there isn’t an army of prep cooks and dishwashers at the ready.


In our recent release, Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia, Bridget and Julia have hand selected their all-time favorite America’s Test Kitchen recipes, including our Éclair Cake, which will make the perfect addition to your holiday table this season. But you don't have to take our word for it. Fanny from Oh Sweet Day! is a new fan of this new-to-her dessert.

"Have you heard about éclair cake? I didn’t until I came across with America’s Test Kitchen's new cookbook," Fanny wrote. "And oh my! How I missed such a wonderful dessert!"

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With a couple of easy techniques (a quick stovetop pudding, whipped cream, and a microwave-and-stir glaze) and very little active time, we produced a from-scratch version that easily trumped its inspiration.

“This is such a spectacular no-bake dessert–no oven required and no baking skills required," Fanny wrote. “For a mother who cooks and bakes every day, I will have to say this cookbook is very close to my heart. What I love about this book is like what Bridget and Julia said, ‘Cooking for us is about feeding family and friends.’”

Take a cue from Bridget and Julia (and now Fanny!) and share this with your family this upcoming holiday.

What's your favorite dessert to serve to family and friends? Let us know in the comments! And for the recipe for Éclair Cake (and to see more of Fanny's fantastic recipe photos), visit her blog.

Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia

Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia puts readers squarely in the middle of a conversation about food and cooking with Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, two well-known but down-to-earth cooks and teachers. It is fascinating, revealing, and above all else will undoubtedly make you want to get into the kitchen and start cooking.   

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