Boston Cream Pie just happens to be my oldest sons favorite and this week was the perfect week to make it!
Boston Cream Pie is not actually a pie. Rather,it is a cake! 2 layers of fluffy white cake with smooth, creamy vanilla custard filling and glazed in a silky chocolate ganache. Sound difficult to make? Not at all! I can hardly call this a recipe!
I have had many variations of this cake over the years and I always come back to this one. For one- I almost always have the ingredients on hand. In addition, this is an incredibly easy recipe.
You can make your own white cake from scratch- but why? I use Duncan Hines white cake and I add a tsp of vanilla to the batter. I just like the flair it gives. Next, you could make a french pastry cream. But I don’t because I don’t know how to make a good pastry cream! I combine 1 box of instant vanilla pudding with 1 cup of cold whole milk. Lastly, you could top with melted hot fudge or chocolate chips. But in the time it takes to melt the chocolate you can make a simple ganache. I just whisk in 1 cup of hot heavy cream with a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips until smooth and glossy.
Don’t have heavy cream? Make this recipe for ganache that doesn’t use cream!