Boston Banana Cream Pie

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is heavenly! It's completely homemade-2 layer cake with banana custard filling and chocolate glaze. I got this recipe from a friend who got it from the Pillsbury Bake-off. This special dessert takes a little effort but is gorgeous and delectable!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease bottom of a 9" round pan.
  2. Line with wax paper and grease again.
  3. Blend all cake ingredients till moist; beat 2 minutes on medium.
  4. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool 5 minutes, then invert on wire rack.
  6. Remove wax paper carefully and cool completely.
  7. With a long thin knife, split cake in half to get 2 thin layers.
  8. Meanwhile make filling: Combine in a saucepan the sugar, flour and salt.
  9. Slowly stir in the milk.
  10. Cook on medium; stirring constantly.
  11. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, then temper the egg by mixing about a 1/4 cup of the hot filling into the egg.
  12. Add the egg mixture back into the pan; cook till bubbly, stirring constantly.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  14. Cool, stirring occasionally.
  15. Spread half the filling on bottom layer.
  16. Arrange the banana slices on filling, then cover bananas with remaining filling.
  17. Top with 2nd layer, cut side down.
  18. For glaze: In small saucepan, cook chocolate and butter on low heat till melted.
  19. Stir in sugar, vanilla, salt and milk for spreading consistency.
  20. Spread on top of cake, letting some drizzle down sides.
  21. Refrigerate.


Most Helpful

This was good, but we felt like the cake was lacking in something. The custard and bananas were delicious though! I might make again to see if the mistake was mine for the cake's flavor.

lolablitz July 23, 2010

We really enjoyed this cake. The bananas give a great flavor and make it even better. I tried to cover the bananas with the filling because I was worried they would turn brown since I was making it the day before serving. They were perfectly fine! I would suggest that you wait to glaze the cake until the day you plan on serving, as it loses some of its lustre if glazed the day before - but it certainly didn't take away from the great flavor. Thank you Kaarin for this delicious recipe.

cookiedog October 28, 2006

Mmmm, Mmmmm, GOOD!!! We love Boston Cream Pie but I've always been a bit intimidated by the custard - and never wanted to use a box mix. But this was incredibly easy and so, so tasty! It also came out beautifully, with a shiny, crusty glaze. We took pictures, but not in good light and everyone wanted to dig in - so not sure I'll post. But trust me, you need to make this - it's that good! The bananas made it extra special...

Jostlori January 24, 2013

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