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Boston Cream Pie: Date Added: 12 Nov 2009
Listed in: Desserts / Desserts - Pies

Cake layers

1/4 c Butter; softened
1 c Sugar
3 lg Eggs
2/3 c Milk
1 ts Vanilla
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
2 ts Baking powder


2/3 c Sugar
1/3 c Cornstarch
1/4 ts Salt
2 1/2 c Milk
4 lg Egg yolks; lightly beaten


3 oz Chocolate
1 tb Butter
1/3 c Confectioner's sugar
1/4 c Milk

Cooking Instructions

Prepare cake layers: Heat oven to 350 degrees.Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans.In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat 1/4 cup butter,1 cup sugar,eggs,2/3 cup milk,1 tsp. vanilla and baking powder about 4 minutes until thoroughly blended and smooth.

Spoon batter into prepared pans;bake 30 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center of each layer comes out clean.Remove layers to wire racks to cool completely.

Prepare egg custard:

In 2 qt. saucepan,stir 2/3 cup sugar,cornstarch and salt until thoroughly mixed;slowly stir in 2 1/2 cups milk until smooth.Bring to boil over medium heat,stirring constantly;cook 1 minute until mixture boils rapidly and thickens.

Remove from heat; very slowly pour lightly beaten egg yolks into hot mixture,stirring rapidly and constantly to blend and keep smooth.Return mixture to low heat;cook 1 minute longer.Do not allow to boil.Remove from heat;stir in 1 tbsp. vanilla.Cool completely,stirring frequently.

Prepare chocolate glaze:

In small heavy saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate and 1 tbsp. butter,stirring frequently until blended and smooth.Remove from heat;stir in confectioners sugar and 1/4 cup milk until blended and smooth.Keep warm,covered.

To assemble:

Using sharp serrated knife,carefully cut cooled layers in half horizontally.Place one layer,cut side up,on serving platter; spread with 1/3 cooled custard.Repeat with remaining cake layers and custard,ending with cake layer,cut side down.Spoon warm glaze over top of cake,letting mixture drip down sides. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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