If you’re looking for a quick and easy crowd-pleasing dessert, this Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake is for you! Layers of graham crackers, pudding, and sliced bananas make this icebox cake taste just like your favorite banana pudding.

Two slices of banana eclair cake next to a latte and two forks on a blue platter, with another latte and a bunch of bananas in the background

I know it’s technically fall, but I’ve been in a serious banana mood lately.

In fact, I keep adding bananas to my weekly grocery shopping list just to use them in a loaf of my favorite recipe for banana bread. If you haven’t tried this one, you definitely need to give it a go!

Want to know else bananas are great in? Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake.

8 slices of banana cream pie eclair cake arranged on a marble surface

BANANA CREAM PIE ECLAIR CAKE FOR A CROWD

Remember how I’m obsessed with Eclair Cake right now? 

I made you the classic version followed by a No-Bake Cheesecake Eclair Cake. And I just can’t stop. This banana version might just be my favorite so far and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Ingredients for banana cream pie eclair cake arranged on a gray counter

Does anyone else really love banana pudding, with its layers of creamy pudding, sliced bananas, vanilla wafer cookies, and whipped cream?

Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake tastes just like banana pudding. But it can be sliced like a cake, making it a little easier to serve up for a group.

This eclair cake might not be the fanciest dessert on the planet, but it is honestly such a crowd pleaser. After whipping it up, I shared plates of it with my neighbors and they devoured it in no time. 

Spatula stirring the filling for banana cream pie eclair cake in a white bowl

HOW TO MAKE BANANA ECLAIR CAKE

Like my other eclair cake recipes, this banana version uses just a handful of ingredients that you may even already have on hand:

  • Instant banana cream pudding mix
  • Frozen whipped topping
  • Milk
  • Graham crackers
  • Bananas
Spatula spreading the filling for banana cream pie eclair cake over a layer of graham crackers in a baking dish

This is what I would call an “emergency dessert” because it’s one of those recipes you could throw together with ingredients you likely already have if you needed a dessert last-minute. 

Whisk together the milk, pudding mix, and thawed whipped topping. Unlike homemade whipped cream, whipped topping isn’t too fussy so you don’t have to worry about folding it in gently. Just whisk it until combined!

Sliced bananas layered on top of eclair cake filling in a baking pan

Line the bottom of a 13×9-inch dish with a layer of graham crackers. Top with half of the filling, a layer of bananas, and another layer of graham crackers. Repeat the layers, ending with the last of the graham crackers. 

Top with a layer of whipped topping before covering and chilling for at least 4 hours.

Just before you’re ready to serve, top with more sliced bananas. I recommend waiting until you’re about to serve the eclair cake to add these bananas since bananas do oxidize and turn brown once they’re cut. 

Slices of banana cream pie eclair cake arranged on a marble platter

CAN YOU USE WHIPPED CREAM INSTEAD OF WHIPPED TOPPING?

I know someone will probably wonder if you can use whipped cream instead of frozen whipped topping in this Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake recipe. 

Two slices of banana cream pie eclair cake, a latte and two forks on a blue platter

Because whipped topping has stabilizers in it, it holds up better when stirred into fillings or folded into recipes like Banana Cream Pie Fluff

Since homemade whipped cream does not have these same stabilizers, I can’t promise that it will hold up as well in the recipe.There are some methods for making stabilized whipped cream (or copycat Cool Whip) at home. I have not used the homemade stuff in any of my eclair cake recipes, so I don’t know how well it would work here.

Cake server holding up a slice of banana cream pie eclair cake, showing the layers
Cake server holding up a slice of banana cream pie eclair cake, showing the layers

Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake

Yield: 12-16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

If you’re looking for a quick and easy crowd-pleasing dessert, this Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake is for you! Layers of graham crackers, pudding, and sliced bananas make this icebox cake taste just like your favorite banana pudding.

Ingredients

  • 2 (3.4-oz) packages instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 (8-oz) tub plus 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (14-oz) box graham cracker squares
  • 3 bananas, divided

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix the pudding mix, the 8-oz container of whipped topping, and milk.
  2. Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13×9 inch baking pan. 
  3. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with 1 sliced banana. Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding mixture, followed by a second sliced banana. Top with a final layer of graham crackers.
  4. Spread the remaining 2 cups of whipped topping onto the top of the cake. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Before serving, top with the remaining banana. 

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Nutrition Information
Yield 16
Amount Per Serving Calories 93Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 2g

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