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Boston Cream Pie

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Category: Desserts, Pies

 Ingredients List

  • ---cake---
  • 1/4 c Butter; softened
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 2/3 c Milk
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • ---vanilla egg custard---
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Cornstarch
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 1/2 c Milk
  • 4 Large egg yolks; lightly
  • -beat
  • 1 tb Vanilla
  • ---chocolate glaze---
  • 3 1-oz. chocolate squares
  • 1 tb Butter
  • 1/3 c Confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c Milk


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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