Grandma's Boston Cream Pie Recipe: Cake, Pudding, Chocolate (That's All You Need to Know) by Donna John

Grandma's Boston Cream Pie Recipe: Cake, Pudding, Chocolate (That's All You Need to Know)

Boston cream pie was a staple at my grandma and grandpa’s house. Why? Because my grandma could make this cake recipe fairly quickly to feed whoever came over on Sundays – and it tasted like she worked for hours on it.

Boston cream pie is one of my favorites because it brings back great childhood memories, and it is simplicity at its finest. Cake. Vanilla pudding. Chocolate. Done.

Fun fact: Boston cream pie is the official dessert of Massachusetts, and it was declared in December of 1996. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix, baked per packages directions for a round cake and cut in half

Filling

  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Whisk the pudding mix and milk together until thickened, about 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip and vanilla.
  2. Place one half of the cake on serving platter. Spread on the pudding filling. Top with the other half of the cake.
  3. Put the butter and chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high for 1 minute until melted. Add the sugar and milk. Stir to form a glaze. Spread over the cake. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. 

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Meredith Schneider
Donna John, Boston Cream Pie is my sons favorite! I make it for his Birthday :-)
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This one is on my quarantine baking list, Donna John and Meredith Schneider ! YUM!
PatriciaRaunova
Buaaaa que antojo me dio solo con verlo !!
Donna John
Translation: What a craving gave me just to see it! :-)
Donna John
One of my all-time favorite desserts. Reminds me of my grandma so much. She could whip one of these up in no time flat for us when we visited.

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