Peanut Butter Cup Eclair Cake is an easy dessert recipe with a pastry crust topped with creamy peanut butter pudding, whipped cream and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
One of my friends makes a delicious dessert called Moon Bars and it is like an eclair in a pan form. Last Saturday was Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, so I decided to make a peanut butter version of my friend’s moon bar. The recipe starts with an eclair crust. It is made the same way the dough for cream puffs is made. When I was in elementary school, my older brother and I used to ask my mom to make cream puffs for us. We loved them so much that she has a little note in the margin of her cookbook about how it was one of our favorite desserts. Sometimes she would fill them with chocolate cream and other times with vanilla. This Peanut Butter Cup Eclair Cake reminds me of the cream puffs from my childhood.
Bring water and butter to a rolling boil. Beat in flour with a wooden spoon, over low heat for about 1 minute, until a ball forms. Remove from heat and beat in all of the eggs at once. Continue beating until smooth.
Spread the dough in a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Using a mixer, beat together the peanut butter, milk and vanilla pudding until smooth and creamy.
Spread over the cooled eclair crust, pressing down the puffed up areas of the pastry.
Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and sprinkle with chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups before serving.
Store this Peanut Butter Cup Eclair Cake in the refrigerator.
I shared this Peanut Butter Cup Eclair Cake with some friends of ours last weekend and they thought it was delicious. It was easy to make and brought back memories of childhood cream puffs.
Marisa Robertson says
This fantastic treat is calling my name – I can hear it now, begging me to rescue it from these pages, create it, and then keep it all to myself! ( Ha! Or, hide away one or two in my secret stash before they all disappear)
Actually, I have a question: In the picture, it looks as if you had started rolling up the side of the sheet of cooked dough for about an inch (like the centre of a Swiss Roll, or Buche de Noel), then applied the icing/toppings. Is this so? And, if this is so, Why? Just for a beautiful presentation?
Thanks so much for keeping my creative juices flowing with this wonderful site.
Regards, Marisa Robertson
That is just how the pastry baked. It made the shape all on its own!
Holly @ Life in the Lofthouse says
How gorgeous and delicious!! Pinning right now! 🙂
Kristen Duke says
Oh wow – these look delicious!! You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and eclair!
This was really, really delicious… I even put extra batter in a cupcake tin and had mini cakes.. just make sure to grease the pan well. I found that an immersion blender works well when blending the pudding mix etc. All it all, this recipe doesn’t take long to make, and I bought all ingredients for under $20. The overall product looked store bought! The look I got when there was no more left was pretty frightening though.
What a beautiful dessert, Tonia! I love eclairs and pb cups, so this combo is just perfection!
Can you make it without the peanut butter cups? I love eclairs but not so fond of peanut butter and I like deserts that aren’t super sweet.
Instead of the peanut butter, you can use 8 oz cream cheese. Happy Baking!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This may be my new favorite dessert Tonia! Gorgeous!
Another delicious chocolate peanut butter dessert….I love them all!
We love peanut butter and Reese’s cups around here. I am definitely going to make this. Pinned! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much Jill!
Oh my. This looks so wonderful! I would eat this up in seconds- then ask for seconds ^.^ I love it!
Thanks Kayla! So true!
Oh, that looks Scrumptous.
Sofia L. :) says
THANK YOUUUU!!!! 😀 I was able to find ALL the ingredients to this here in Norway. (Well, vanilla pudding was something I had sent to me from the States – but still, I had it all in my cupboards and pantry!) I made it and brought it to a gathering tonight – and even though Norwegians aren’t too much into peanut butter (I LOVE PB!) – EVERYBODY LOVED THIS!! 🙂
I’m totally making this again! 🙂 Yum!!!
Yay! That is awesome! I’m glad you were able to make it and that everyone loved it!
I have a similar recipe that my family loves. I will have to try this one. Maybe I will try it as a bribe………..you know make this and hubby says ” sure you can go shopping:)” I know he would love this.
Fantastic idea! I say go for it!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
This Eclair cake is amazing! I love the peanut butter aspect!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Oh yum!! This is such a great idea. I love the crust and all that peanut butter cup toppings 🙂
I totally agree! Peanut Butter Cups are the best topping!
Jillian-News Anchor To Homemaker says
This would be a total hit in our house! I’ll always say “yes” to pb and chocolate. Pinning this now 🙂
Thanks for the Pin, Jillian!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
This sounds amazing, Tonia! Can you send some my way? 🙂 Thanks for sharing this.
Sure! What’s your address? 😉