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    Boston Cream Pie

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    1 hr 40 mins

    45 mins

    55 mins

    sugarpea's Note:

    At least once in your life you should treat yourself to a real Boston Cream Pie. This recipe is worth all the necessary but easy steps, and makes a single 8" cake which is cut into 2 layers, filled with custard and frosted with glossy chocolate. Cook time includes 45 minutes for cooling the cake and custard.

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    Serves: 6


    8inch c ...

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    1. 1
      Cake: Preheat oven to 350°; grease and flour an 8" round cake pan.
    2. 2
      Beat the egg whites until stiff in a large bowl; in a small bowl beat the egg yolks until light; add to the whites and beat together; slowly add the sugar, beating for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together; in a saucepan heat the milk and melt the butter.
    4. 4
      Stir the dry ingredients and milk mixture into the egg mixture as quickly as possible; stir in vanilla and lemon extract if using.
    5. 5
      Pour batter into pan and bake 25-30 minutes, until toothpick tests clean; cool 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack; slice the cake into two layers.
    6. 6
      Filling: In a double boiler over medium-low heat, cook sugar, flour, salt and milk for 15 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly.
    7. 7
      Temper the egg with the cooked mixture and pour back into the pan; cook another 3-5 minutes until thickened; remove from heat, stir in vanilla or orange extract and cool completely with plastic wrap on custard surface; spread on bottom cake layer, add top layer.
    8. 8
      Frosting: Bring the sugar, cornstarch, chocolate, salt and water to a boil; cook, stirring, 3-5 minutes or until thickened enough to coat a spoon thickly; remove from heat, add butter and vanilla and stir until combined.
    9. 9
      Cool a bit, but while still warm, pour and spread frosting over the top of cake, allowing some to drip down sides if desired; there may be more frosting than you need, use it for another purpose.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 03, 2008


      The flavor on this Boston Cream Pie is to die for! As others mentioned, the frosting makes enough rich chocolate for 2 cakes. Also our opinion is that the filling should be doubled. Absolutely fabulous and well worth the time!

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    • on September 05, 2004


      Sugarpea, this pie is just to die for!!!. I made this today to serve to some guests tonight the cake and filling came out just absolutely perfect, and I doubled the frosting ingredients. Just make sure when you drizzle the frosting over the cake, to make sure you have the cake on a wire rack, so the frosting can just drizzle down. This cake takes a little extra time to prepare, but is well worth the time to make. Thank you Sugarpea for such a wonderul recipe that I can be proud to serve to my guests...Kittencal:)

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    • on January 15, 2012


      Wonderful recipe, and delicious! Made it today. Tip for those of you who don't have superfine sugar on hand, I ground regular table sugar in my coffee/spice grinder. Worked great! The chocolate topping is so good, I am glad there was extra so I could have some later with some fruit!

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    Nutritional Facts for Boston Cream Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (254 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 587.7
    Calories from Fat 122
    Total Fat 13.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 111.7 mg
    Sodium 313.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 111.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 83.5 g
    Protein 8.9 g

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