Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

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

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

2:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings
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Splitting Cake Layer
Using toothpicks as a guide, cut through the cake with a long, sharp knife, using a back-and-forth motion.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 72g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 52g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.