Classic Boston Cream Pie

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • To Make Cake:
  • Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in medium bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Combing dry ingredients.
  • Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.
  • Pour batter into well-greased and floured 9-inch layer pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  • Cool completely on rack.
  • To Make Filling:
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, milk, and egg yolks in saucepan.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat; blend in butter and vanilla. Cover and cool completely.
  • To Make Glaze:
  • While the cake and the filling can (and should) be made ahead of time, the glaze cannot be made until you're ready to assemble the pie.
  • Bring water and butter to a full boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa immediately. Then, beat in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
  • Assembling the pie:
  • Cut the cake into 2 thin layers.
  • Spread filling onto one layer. Top with remaining layer.
  • Pour glaze on top; let some drizzle down sides. Chill again before serving.
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