Imagine the best of two world’s colliding right here in the form of a Chocolate Eclair Cake!
Who doesn’t love a luscious custard filled eclair pastry topped with chocolate?
Sounds pretty good right!?? I know!
I must admit though, this is a pretty hefty building on recipes.
But it seems that the most impressive cakes usually are!
You will have to prepare in advance: The cake, the custard, the ganache and yes a small recipe of Pate a Choux if you want to garnish it with eclairs the way that I have here. (I almost want to say it’s ok if you go buy them for the garnish, but honestly~ if you have not yet made fresh homemade eclairs, you have not yet LIVED!)
I think it really adds to the look of the cake and it also lets people know just what they are about to experience.
I give you~ The most impressive Chocolate Eclair Cake.
Since this is more of a pastry shop style cake I have left the sides “naked” with no buttercream or icing.
I do however use a ring mold and an acetate cake strip to keep everything together during the assembly as well as prevent drying out of the cake and fillings if you plan to store it for more than 1 day.
You simply line the inside of the ring mold with a strip that is the same diameter. Then just remove the clear cake strip before cutting and viola!
(In the video I did not have the acetate strips, since I’ve moved to Florida and basically hit the ground running with making videos- I seem to have misplaced a lot of things!
I’m thinking my New Year’s Resolution is to unpack! LOL)
(Since I moved to Florida I cannot find mine! But you will greatly benefit from them!)
- Prepare all the base recipes in advance as per the instructions on each recipe and store accordingly before assembling the cake as shown in the video
- Follow along in the video tutorial for how to assemble this cake
- Do not prepare the whipped cream until you are ready to pipe the rosettes, at which point you will whip to medium peaks and add ¼cup of the cooled ganache to it
It will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator
You can freeze for up to 2 months wrapped well, but it may seep liquid slightly upon the thawing. (Thaw unwrapped in the refrigerator for several hours before serving)