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Eggnog Eclair Cake

Eggnog Eclair Cake is a super easy dessert for eggnog lovers! This icebox cake comes together in minutes and is perfect for the holidays.

Slice of eggnog eclair cake topped with whipped cream and sparkling sugar on a white plate

I know it’s really last minute to be throwing another must-make holiday recipe at you, BUT if you like the flavor of eggnog, this super simple Eggnog Eclair cake is for you!

Not only is it easy to make, it’s absolutely delicious – especially if you love the flavor of eggnog, but can’t get on board with chugging the stuff out of a glass.

It comes together in less than 10 minutes with only a handful of simple ingredients, so you can totally whip it together in between wrapping gifts and baking cookies.

I promise, you will absolutely love it and people will be asking you for the recipe after their first bite!

Eggnog eclair cake ingredients arranged on a dark countertop

EGGNOG ECLAIR CAKE RECIPE

Are you pro-eggnog or anti-eggnog?

People seem to have super strong feelings about it one way or the other. 

I’m actually kind of in the middle. I personally could not drink a glass of eggnog, but I really love the flavor of eggnog. So recipes made with eggnog are right up my alley.

Spatula folding in whipped topping into eggnog pudding in a white mixing bowl

I’ve been on a real eclair cake kick this year. From Banana Cream Pie Eclair Cake and No-Bake Cheesecake Eclair Cake to Pumpkin Eclair Cake, I’ve been having a lot of fun coming up with new flavor combinations.

So obviously I had to whip up an eggnog version just in time for Christmas.

Eggnog eclair cake filling in a white mixing bowl

Just like my other eclair cake recipes, you can put this simple dessert together in just a few minutes. Just make sure it has time to chill before serving and you’re golden!

Because let’s be real: at this point, complicated desserts are just not happening. It’s time for super easy and super delicious. 

Cinnamon graham crackers being arranged on top of a pudding layer of an eclair cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS EGGNOG ICEBOX CAKE

Making this simple icebox cake requires just a few ingredients:

  • Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Whole milk
  • Eggnog
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Frozen whipped topping
  • Cinnamon graham crackers
Whipped topping being spread on top of an eggnog eclair cake in a white cake pan

Our eclair cakes usually just use milk, but we’re using a mix of milk and eggnog in this version. We’re also adding some cinnamon and nutmeg (and using cinnamon graham crackers!) for that extra bit of eggnog flavor.

In a bowl, whisk together the pudding mix, milk, eggnog, and spices. Then add in a tub of thawed whipped topping until thoroughly combined.

Line the bottom of a 13×9-inch cake pan with a layer of cinnamon graham crackers. 

Sliced eclair cake in a white cake pan, showing the layers of the eclair cake

I have found that, depending on the brand of graham crackers I’m using, sometimes I have more gaps between my graham crackers than others. Don’t worry if there are some gaps; your cake will turn out just fine!

Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers. Top with another layer of cinnamon graham crackers, followed by the rest of the pudding and finished with one final layer of graham crackers.

Eggnog eclair cake topped with whipped cream and sparkling sugar in a white cake pan

Spread 2 additional cups of whipped topping on top. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting and serving.

I like to top this eggnog cake with some whipped cream and some sparkling sugar, but you could also top it with more cinnamon or nutmeg if you like! 

Slice of eggnog eclair cake with a bite taken out of it on a white plate next to a glass of eggnog

MORE EGGNOG RECIPES TO TRY

Whether you like to drink eggnog or you just like to bake with it, there are plenty of ways you can still enjoy some eggnog before the holidays are over! Give one (or all!) of these eggnog recipes a try and enjoy feeling ultra festive.

Close up of sliced eggnog eclair cake in a white cake pan next to cinnamon sticks and a glass of eggnog
Slice of eggnog eclair cake topped with whipped cream and sparkling sugar on a white plate

Eggnog Eclair Cake

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

Eggnog Eclair Cake is a super easy dessert for eggnog lovers! This icebox cake comes together in minutes and is perfect for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 (3.4-oz) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups eggnog
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (8-oz) tub plus 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 (14-oz) box cinnamon graham cracker squares

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix the pudding mix, milk, eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon until smooth. Fold in one 8-ounce tub of whipped topping until thoroughly combined.
  2. Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13×9 inch baking pan. Having a little bit of space between the graham crackers is totally fine.
  3. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding mixture. 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. 

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Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 90Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 16mgSodium 116mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 2g

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