Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie Recipe

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Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

Infamous Boston Cream Pie, but it's really a cake! If you live in New England, you know how delish this cake is!

Recipe Source~ allrecipes.com

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • CAKE:

  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • FILLING:

  • 1/2 c
    light cream
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 4 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:

  • 3
    (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    light cream
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Boston Cream Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. CAKE:

    Preheat oven to 350*F.
    2 9-inch round cake pans ~ spray and flour

    In medium bowl, add flour, cake flour, baking powder & salt. Set aside.
  2. In food processor or large mixing bowl, cream together 6 TBSP. butter & 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and alternate with 1/2 cup milk, mix well after each addition. Pour into prepared cake pans.
    Bake for 15 minutes and place on wire racks to cool.
  3. FOR FILLING:

    In large heavy saucepan, add 1/2 cup light cream and 1/4 cup of milk over medium heat until scalding. Add 1/4 cup of sugar & salt and stir to dissolve. Remove from heat.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of milk with cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Add in the 2 eggs and whisk until well blended. Add the hot milk mixture, whisking constantly. Return the mixture to saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat until the custard thickens, whisking constantly. (about 5 minutes)
    Remove the custard from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and cool to room temperature.
  5. FROSTING:

    On low heat in a small saucepan, add the chocolate pieces and 2 Tbsp. butter until melted. Remove the mixture from heat and add 1/4 cup light cream while whisking constantly. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth and creamy. Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
  6. ASSEMBLE:

    Place one cake on serving dish and spread with filling. Place 2nd cake on top of filling and frost over top and allow to drizzle over sides.

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About Boston Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate




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