Caramel Apple Éclair Cake


Caramel Apple Éclair Cake

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    Who doesn't love apple pie? Take it up a notch by combining it with French éclairs filled with vanilla pudding and presented as a cake!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 15
    1 c. water
    ½ c. Hy-Vee salted butter
    1 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    4 Hy-Vee large eggs
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee whole milk
    1 (3.4-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee instant French vanilla pudding & pie filling
    ½ c. Hy-Vee sour cream
    1 ½ (8-oz.) containers Hy-Vee frozen original whipped topping, (12 oz. total), thawed, divided
    2 medium Red Delicious apples, cored and thinly slices
    1 (13.5-oz.) container classic caramel dip
    ½ c. Hy-Vee semisweet chocolate baking chips

    Things To Grab

    • Baking sheet
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • Medium saucepan
    • Pastry bag fitted with a 1-inch round-shape piping tip
    • Wire rack
    • Whisk
    • Large bowl
    • 13×9-inch baking dish
    • Small microwave-safe bowl


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside. Combine water and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.

    2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Spoon batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 1-inch round-shape piping tip. Pipe 10 (5-inch-long) strips of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 to 33 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    3. For filling, whisk together milk, instant pudding, and sour cream in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.

    4. Split éclairs horizontally in half. Place bottom halves, cut sides up, in a 13×9-inch baking dish, cutting to fit. Spread pudding mixture evenly on top. Cover with top halves of éclairs. Spread with remaining whipped topping to cover completely. Arrange apple slices on top.

    5. Heat caramel dip according to package directions; spread over apples using the back of a spoon. Microwave chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH at 30-second intervals or until melted, stirring each time. Pipe or drizzle chocolate over caramel. Chill, covered, 1 hour before serving.

    Nutrition facts


    340 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 18g
    • Cholesterol: 80mg
    • Sodium: 250mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
    • Protein: 5g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 2%