Boston Cream Pie

This delicious dessert is not really a pie but a custard filled cake


Boston Cream Pie

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IngredientsBoston Cream Pie

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose or 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One large egg

Cream Filling

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Two large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces on sweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • About 2 tablespoons hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2.  Grease bottom and sides of round pan 9 x 1 1/2 inches, with shortening; lightly floured.
  3.  Beat all ingredients except cream filling and chocolate glazed in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  5.  Bake about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about one hour.
  6.  Makes cream filling and chocolate glaze. Split cake horizontally in half. Spread filling over bottom layer; top with top layer.
  7. Spread glaze over top of cake.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  9. Store in refrigerator door.

Cream Filling

  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt into 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Mix milk and egg yolks; gradually stir into sugar mixture.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir one minute; remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  4. Press plastic wrap and filling to prevent a layer of skin from forming on top; cool

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Melt butter and chocolate in 1 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Stir in water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth and spreadable.

Use a Pie & Cake Marker to help in cutting equal portions.

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