Donna Hay's fast, fresh, simple Cheat's Chocolate Eclairs are so good. But a warning - they'll be gone in a flash!


  • 1 cup (250ml) double (heavy) cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted

  • 12 sponge finger biscuits, halved lengthways

  • 125g dark chocolate, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil


  • 1.

    Place the cream, vanilla and sugar in a bowl and whisk gently until thick.

  • 2.

    Place the bases of the biscuits onto a wire rack.

  • 3.

    Spoon on the cream mixture and top with the remaining biscuits.

  • 4.

    Mix together the chocolate and oil.

  • 5.

    Spread chocolate mixture over the tops of the biscuits.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 487kj
  • Fat Total 27g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 7g
  • Carbohydrate 53g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Sodium 595mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Rebecca2526Report
Delicious! Saved to the cookbook. My children will be very happy when I make these terrific chocolate eclairs.
Posted by Tracey682Report
I want to make these tonight for tommorow..will they go soggy?
Posted by NeffieReport
The kids and I made this recipe a few months ago to take to a friends place after dinner - so simple, everyone loved it!
Posted by Emma232Report
These are fantastic! SO easy, quick and they impress everyone!
Posted by Nessa_77Report
I filled these with a creme patissiere...delicious!
Posted by Josephine27Report
Fantastic. Easy to make - easy to eat. I used different cream (mascaponi blend) but result the same.
Posted by Josephine27Report
Fantastic. Easy to make - easy to eat. I used different cream method (mascaponi) but same result.
Posted by JennyReport
Do they go soggy if you make them the night before? Gosh, how difficult was it cutting those biscuits in half without them falling apart!!!
Posted by Sue273Report
so quick and easy my friends so impressed