Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie
Staff Writer
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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8
Servings
323
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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
287µg
41%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin E, added
3mg
20%
Calcium, Ca
199mg
20%
Choline, total
31mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
90µg
23%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
82mg
26%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
268mg
38%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
175mg
12%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
10g
0%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.