Eclair Squares

Eclair Squares

This is a very sweet American-style cake. Cut it into small bites and try serving it with some black coffee! (I'm using American cup measurements so 1 cup=240 ml).


Brownie mix
19.8 oz (1 box for a 9 x 13 inch brownie pan)
Vanilla pudding mix
3 oz (one 4 serving box)
Unsweetened chocolate
1 oz (28 g)
Shortening (Crisco)
2 tablespoons
Milk (or heavy cream)
2 tablespoons
Powdered sugar
180 ml (3/4 cup)


1. Follow the instructions on the brownie mix box to make a cake-like brownie and bake it in a 23 x 23 cm brownie tin. Once the brownies are in the oven, follow the instructions on the box of the vanilla pudding mix to make the vanilla pudding.
2. The ingredients that you will need to make the brownies and vanilla pudding (egg, water, milk, etc.) aren't included in the above ingredients list so please check them yourself. Allow the baked brownies and vanilla pudding to cool to room temperature.
3. Once both the brownie and vanilla pudding have cooled to room temperature, pour the vanilla pudding on top of the brownie.
4. Add the frosting ingredients to a heat-resistant bowl and melt them together in the microwave. (Heating time will vary depending on the wattage of the microwave so adjust it accordingly. I melted the ingredients for around 30 seconds using a 1200 W model).
5. The frosting ingredients will separate in the microwave but if you add the powdered sugar in 3 batches, stirring gently after each addition, the frosting should become nice and smooth. When the frosting is complete, pour it over the vanilla pudding and leave the whole pudding to chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
6. Cut the cake into whatever size you like and serve. (After about 1 day the frosting will begin to melt so serve this on the day that you make it if possible.)
7. Try pouring the frosting over the pudding like this.
8. These are the boxes of pre-made mix that I used this time.

Story Behind this Recipe

He told me that I have to use Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge for the brownie mix and Jell-o's Cook & Serve Vanilla for the vanilla pudding mix! So I made it like he said this time. Sometimes I put some brandy in as well, even though it's not listed in the ingredients... I think these eclair squares may be a little too sweet for Japanese tastes, but it seems that Americans would love it.