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I made this cake in an attempt to recreate a fond food memory of my husband's. His mother made something called a "Boston Cream Bundt Cake" which had a baked pudding center like this recipe. We both thought it was good although I couldn't find packaged pudding in the size called for. I used a large and small Jello pudding box along with the directed 4 cups of milk and it turned out great. I really liked the sweet crust and pudding filling but the cake layer was a little more dense than I prefer. If I made it again I'd figure out how to make this layer a little lighter. All in all it was something that everybody liked. The icing layer was perfect and wasn't absorbed as mentioned by Jessy's Girl and all other layers were perfect for me although I did let my pudding cool before putting it on the first layer and my cake cooled completely before I put the icing on.
Taste was great, but the measurements all seemed very off while preparing. Ended up with a flat soppy cake that just absorbed the chocolate icing. Taste was good and enjoyable, but presentation was absolutely horrible. We will not be making again as I have other Boston Cream recipes that come out looking as good as they taste.
This cake had us sold after the first bite! Man oh man was it ever good! What an easy way to make a really special cake to share with family and/or friends! Try it, you won't be disappointed. Many thanks from me and the family Marie!