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Boston Cream Pie

Friday, August 23, 2013

Did you know that traditional Boston Cream Pie really isn't a pie at all? It's a decadent round layer cake with a custard filling and chocolate topping that you can make as easily as any bake shop.

Serves: 6
Chilling Time: 1 hr
Cooking Time: 30 min

What You'll Need:

  • 1 (17 -ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (4-serving-size) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 1 cup milk
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  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 ounce (1/2 square) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • What To Do:

  • Bake cake batter according to package directions for two 8-inch round cake pans; let cool. Reserve 1 cake layer for later use (see Note). Slice remaining cake layer in half horizontally and place bottom half cut-side up on a serving plate.  

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until thick and smooth; spread over bottom cake layer. Place remaining half cake layer cut-side down over pudding. Chill while preparing Chocolate Glaze.  

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, and chocolate; cook until chocolate is melted and mixture is thick and smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool slightly, then spread over top of cake.  

  • Chill at least 1 hour before serving, or until filling and glaze are set.
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