Boston Cream Pie

Staff Writer
Boston Cream Pie
Taste of Home

"Yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding mix help create this classic dessert in no time. A rich chocolate glaze provides a fast finishing touch."

— Edwina Olson, Enid, Okla.

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Ready in
40 m
8
Servings
438
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • One 3.4-ounce instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2-3 Tablespoons hot water
  • 2 Ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup cold milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a cake mix batter according to package directions. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. 

Bake for 28-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing the cake from pans to wire racks to cool completely. 

In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Cover and refrigerate. 

In a microwave, melt the chocolate and butter and stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and enough water to achieve a thick glaze, and set aside. 

Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate and spread with pudding. Top with the second cake layer. Spoon chocolate glaze over the top, allowing it to drip down sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving. 

Cream Pie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cream Pie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
16%
Sugar
47g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
74g
25%
Vitamin A
45µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.6%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
200mg
20%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Folic acid
37µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
36mg
9%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
271mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
169mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
14.8%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Sugars, added
15g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.3%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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