Boston cream pie step-by-step “tutorial”

Do you guys know what a Boston cream pie is? I’m not sure if it’s a regional “Boston” thing or if this is a popular dessert all over the country. All I know is that the only kind I’ve had prior to making it this past weekend was in a donut form from Dunkin Donuts (and it happens to be my favorite donut of theirs). The “pie” is really a yellow cake with custard, topped with a chocolate glaze.

I don’t bake often but I especially rarely make cakes. In fact, before this weekend I’ve only made a cake once and that was nearly a year ago. This weekend as you know, we were celebrating my father in law’s birthday, and also had friends over for dinner. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make something more special since it would have the highest chance of being eaten by more people than just me. 😆 To make a long story short, I was told that my FIL’s favorite dessert is Boston cream pie, so I searched online for a highly rated recipe (can be found here) and got to work. It was so easy! Here is how it went down.


All the ingredients:

Mix and beat all of them…

Cake batter:

Pour batter into a greased cake pan (I always use a canola spray with flour)

Bake at 350* for 30 minutes

Done! :)



Custard ingredients:

Mix the sugar, cornstarch and salt, then stir in milk gradually…

It will eventually thicken…

Add 1/2 of milk mixture into the egg yolks

Return egg yolk mixture to the saucepan, add vanilla and cool the custard (I transferred it into a glass bowl for faster cooling).


Cut the cake in half

Spread the custard over the bottom half

Top with the other cake half

Done! 😀


Glaze ingredients:

Melt butter + unsweetened chocolate

Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and vanilla

Cover cake with glaze

Smile! :mrgreen:

Really DONE! How easy was that?

It was pretty delicious. My favorite part, of course, was the chocolate glaze. Have you ever had Boston cream pie?

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