Boston Cream Pie can often turn out dry in texture or bland in flavor. Not this Best Boston Cream Pie! This recipe boasts a custard that has flavor depth and a sponge cake that’s moist and tender. The dark chocolate ganache is amazing.
We’re a Boston Cream Pie loving family.
Aside from the questionable word Pie in the title (alas, it’s actually a cake) there’s no question this is one of our favorite desserts in the universe.
I made this Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie, dubbed by Cook’s Illustrated, for a dear friend’s birthday. Everyone grabbed big slices and ate their plates clean. More than one of us was eyeing that last piece for seconds, but we did the right thing and gave it to the birthday girl.
I haven’t stopped thinking about this cake since. Oh my goodness gracious me oh my…
Just showing off the creamy custard spread on top of the first sponge cake layer above 🙂
Boston Cream Pie is 100% my jam, from top to bottom.
Every layer is ridiculously boss. Every. Yummy. Layer.
The custard alone is worthy of eating by the bowlful. Not spoonful. Bowl-full. It’s rich, creamy, just the right amount of sweetness, and deeeeliciousssss…
The sponge cake layers are surprisingly simple to make. The results are standout.
You’ll want to just tear right into that uber soft, spongy, tender, moist round cake. Straight out of the cake pan.
But don’t. Not yet. Your patience will be greatly rewarded.
Be cool, let it cool, and do the layers.
I did say every piece of this Boston Cream Pie would be insanity, right?
Absolutely use the best dark chocolate you can get for the ganache layer. Trust: you’ll taste every bit of the quality that’s put into it.
Your chosen chocolate is destined to become a thick, glorious, beaming crown over the dessert.
At this point, you’ll be highly tempted to dip your finger or spoon or chopsticks into this melty goodness.
Been there, done that. Who can resist?
Once the ganache has thickened a bit, pour it onto your beautiful Boston Cream Pie and let ‘er drip.
There really aren’t words well enough to describe this exceptional cake.
Source: Chew Out Loud, from Cook’s Illustrated
Here are a few of my favorite standout desserts:
1. Double Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Whipped Cream and Strawberries. I can’t wait to re-photograph this awesome cake. This was one of my very first recipes here, and it’s still one of my favorites.
2. Best Ever Angel Food Cake. I can’t help it, this really IS the best ever. Spongy, pillowy, soft, and everything a real angel food cake was meant to be.
3. Banana Chiffon Cake. Airy, light, spongy, and absolutely marvelous. We adore this so much, we eat it for breakfast, snack, and dessert.
4. Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake (GF). I don’t usually like mousse, but this one’s in a league of its own. Treat your guests to this and they’ll be in awe of you.