Boston Cream Pie Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: May 6, 2020 Modified: August 20, 2020
Boston Cream Pie Recipe

Despite its name, this chocolate glazed American classic is actually a cake. The name stems from the process that cakes and pies were baked in the same pan. Take a bite from our Boston Cream Pie recipe to taste for yourself.

How To Make Boston Cream Pie

A classic yellow cake is filled with a creamy custard filling before topped with a semisweet chocolate glaze.

Cake:

  • 3 large eggs (separated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ¾ cup cake flour

Filling:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Glaze:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate (coarsely chopped, 4 squares )
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To prepare cake:

  1. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.

  2. Line with waxed paper.
  3. Beat together egg yolks and vanilla at medium speed until blended.
  4. Beat in half of sugar until very thick and pale.
  5. Using clean, dry beaters, beat together egg whites and salt at medium speed until very soft peaks form.
  6. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff, but not dry, peaks form.
  7. Fold yolk mixture into egg whites.
  8. Sift flour over mixture; fold in gently.
  9. Do not over mix.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  11. Bake cake until top springs back when lightly pressed, 25 minutes.
  12. Loosen cake by running metal spatula around sides of pan.
  13. Invert cake onto a wire rack.
  14. Remove pan, leaving waxed paper on cake.
  15. Turn cake right side up.
  16. Cool completely on rack.

To prepare filling:

  1. In a saucepan, mix together sugar and flour.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk, then egg yolks, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  4. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  5. Press plastic wrap on surface.
  6. Chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Using a serrated knife, cut cake horizontally in half.
  8. Carefully remove waxed paper.
  9. Place bottom layer on a serving plate.
  10. Spread evenly with filling.
  11. Top with remaining cake layer.

To prepare glaze:

  1. In a saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, and water to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chocolate and let stand for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Gradually pour glaze over cake, allowing it to drip down sides.
  6. Let stand until glaze sets.

How To Make Boston Cream Pie

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A classic yellow cake is filled with a creamy custard filling before topped with a semisweet chocolate glaze.

Prep: 20 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 1 hr 15 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ¾ cup cake flour

Filling:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Glaze:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, 4 squares

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To prepare cake:

  1. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.

  2. Line with waxed paper.
  3. Beat together egg yolks and vanilla at medium speed until blended.
  4. Beat in half of sugar until very thick and pale.
  5. Using clean, dry beaters, beat together egg whites and salt at medium speed until very soft peaks form.
  6. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff, but not dry, peaks form.
  7. Fold yolk mixture into egg whites.
  8. Sift flour over mixture; fold in gently.
  9. Do not over mix.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  11. Bake cake until top springs back when lightly pressed, 25 minutes.
  12. Loosen cake by running metal spatula around sides of pan.
  13. Invert cake onto a wire rack.
  14. Remove pan, leaving waxed paper on cake.
  15. Turn cake right side up.
  16. Cool completely on rack.

To prepare filling:

  1. In a saucepan, mix together sugar and flour.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk, then egg yolks, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  4. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  5. Press plastic wrap on surface.
  6. Chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Using a serrated knife, cut cake horizontally in half.
  8. Carefully remove waxed paper.
  9. Place bottom layer on a serving plate.
  10. Spread evenly with filling.
  11. Top with remaining cake layer.

To prepare glaze:

  1. In a saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, and water to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chocolate and let stand for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Gradually pour glaze over cake, allowing it to drip down sides.
  6. Let stand until glaze sets.
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