Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Good Eats and Yummy Treats: Boston Cream Pie

I had planned to have this up yesterday, but it just didn't happen.  Better late than never, right!

My favorite desert of all time!  Straight from Betty Crocker!

For the cake, you'll need:

1 1/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. milk
1/3 c. shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 2 9 in. round pans.  Blend all ingredients together for 30 seconds on low  Beat for 3 minutes on high.  Bake for 35-40 min. til golden brown and fork comes out clean from center.  Cool completely before assembling.

For the filling, you'll need:

1/3 c. sugar
2 tbsp. corn starch
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla

Blend corn starch, sugar and salt in a medium sauce pan.  In separate bowl, combine milk and egg yolks.  Gradually stir into sugar mixture.  Cook over medium heat until it thickens and boils.  Boil 1 minute, stirring continually.  Remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla.  Cool to room temperature.  If you want, you can make this the night before and refrigerate it.  Just be sure to cool it to room temp before putting it in the fridge.

For the glaze, you'll need:

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3 tbsp. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.  Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.  Mix in 2 tbsp. hot water, 1 tsp. at a time, until glaze is of proper consistency.

Assemble cake: cake, filling, cake, glaze.  Now enjoy!  It's going to be delicious!


  1. I haven't ever had boston cream pie but this looks delicious enough for me to want to try!

  2. Sounds wonderful. Stopping by to say hello from It's a Hodgepodge Life.

  3. "Oh Lordy that looks so good! I have some room on my hips so I'll make it!" lol

  4. Love the pie and all your other links! Thank you for linking up with Hodgepodge Friday. Hope to see you again!

  5. That pie looks so good. Thanks for the recipe - I'll be trying it out. I wish I had a piece right now!


  6. Oh dear, my most favorite dessert ever. Yours is just beautiful!

  7. my all time favorite cake/pie... I will make your recipe for sure.. thank you!


  8. OMG! That looks so darn good!

  9. This is my husband's favorite desser too! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to make it for him.

  10. WOW!! I'm totally making this. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing and linkin up for tasty tuesdays!

  11. My son LOVES Boston cream pie, and I haven't made it in ages. Thanks!

  12. This is my husband's favorite too, but I have not had a good recipe for it, so I will look forward to trying this one out on him. Thanks so much for posting it!

  13. I'm definitely going to give this one a try. I've done boston cream cupcakes on the blog, but never the cake! I like your pastry cream recipe as well. Thanks for joining the Chick PARADE!

  14. gotta try this. thanks for sharing


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