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…
Pour batter into a greased cake pan (I always use a canola spray with flour)
Bake at 350* for 30 minutes
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
Melt butter + unsweetened chocolate
Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and vanilla
Cover cake with glaze
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?