Grandma's Legendary Boston Cream Pie Recipe: So Simple, Yet So Perfect by Donna John

Cakes/Cupcakes Desserts
9 months ago

Grandma's Legendary Boston Cream Pie Recipe: So Simple, Yet So Perfect

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.

All you need to make this moist Boston cream pie recipe is a box of yellow cake mix, instant vanilla pudding, milk, non-dairy whipped topping, vanilla extract, unsweetened baker's chocolate, butter and powdered sugar. The cooled cake is cut in half lengthwise, filled with vanilla pudding and then drizzled with melted chocolate. 

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

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

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15 ounces) yellow cake mix, baked per packages directions for a round cake and cut in half

Filling

Glaze

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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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Elisa Schmitz
Yes, please. Thank you! 🙏
Meredith Schneider
Donna John, Boston Cream Pie is my sons favorite! I make it for his Birthday :-)
Elisa Schmitz
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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