Boston Cream Pie

Enjoy this rich traditional dessert made with a wonderful combination of cake, cream and chocolate glaze.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Cream Filling

2
large eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1/3
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vanilla

Cake

Baking spray with flour to grease pan
1 1/4
cups all-purpose flour or 1 1/2 cups cake flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4
cup milk
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
large egg

Chocolate Icing

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
3
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
3
to 4 tablespoons water
1
cup powdered sugar
3/4
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Place an egg separator over a small bowl. Crack open 1 egg over the egg separator to seperate the yolk from the white; then separate the other egg. (Save the whites for another recipe.) In a small bowl, place the yolks. Beat the egg yolks with a fork or wire whisk until mixed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk; set aside.
  • 2 In a 2-quart saucepan, stir 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the cornstarch and 1/8 teaspoon salt until mixed. Gradually stir egg mixture into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Press plastic wrap on surface of filling to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set but no longer than 24 hours. While filling is chilling, continue with recipe.
  • 3 Heat the oven to 350°F. Spray just the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with the baking spray.
  • 4 In a large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, stopping frequently to scrape batter from side and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape bowl. Pour batter into the pan; use a rubber spatula to scrape batter from bowl, spread batter evenly in pan and smooth top of batter.
  • 5 Bake about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a cooling rack 20 minutes, then remove onto cooling rack to finish cooling completely, about 1 hour.
  • 6 In a 1-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter and the chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in 1-cup glass measuring cup, microwave the water uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds or until hot. Remove chocolate mixture from heat. Stir in the powdered sugar and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 3 tablespoons hot water. Stir in additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is smooth and thin enough to spread.
  • 7 To split cake horizontally in half, mark middle points around side of cake with toothpicks. Using toothpicks as a guide, cut through the cake with a long, sharp knife, using a back-and-forth motion. On a serving plate, place bottom layer with the cut side up. Spread filling over bottom layer. Top with top of cake, cut side down.
  • 8 Spread glaze over top of cake, using a metal spatula or back of a spoon, letting some glaze drizzle down side of cake. Refrigerate uncovered until serving. Store any remaining cake covered in the refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Using toothpicks as a guide, cut through the cake with a long, sharp knife, using a back-and-forth motion.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
52g
52%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.