As promised, here’s the Boston Cream Pie. This recipe is an adaptation and amalgam of a few different recipes. I was working on a New-England themed meal, and got the idea for Boston Cream Pie–but I don’t really like conventional Boston Cream Pie–it’s heavy and isn’t chocolaty enough for my tastes. So this is a chocolate cake version. The cake is adapted from The Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts, and the filling and ganache are inspired by recipes I was browsing on Vegweb. I love Vegweb because you don’t only get to read a recipe, but you also can read about people’s adaptations and find out what people think works and what doesn’t.

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie
This recipe takes a bit of advance planning–the cake has to cool completely before it’s filled and frosted, but you can make the cake and the filling the day before you plan to serve if you’d like.

Requires one 9″ round cake pan, sprayed with oil and lined with parchment. Preheat oven to 375F.

1 1/2 c flour
1/3 c natural (not dutch processed) cocoa powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c sugar

1/2 c vegetable oil
1 c water
1 T vanilla extract

2 T Apple Cider Vinegar

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients and stir into dry. Beat batter until smooth. When oven is preheated and pan is prepared, stir apple cider vinegar into batter. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Allow the cake to cool for 5-10 minutes on the pan, then invert onto a cooling rack, and cool completely.

While the cake is cooking, you can make the vanilla pudding filling.

In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 c sugar, 1 1/2 T cornstarch. Add 1 c soy milk and 2 1/2 t vanilla ,1/8 t salt. Set flame to medium and stir constantly until pudding thickens and boils. Allow to bubble for 2-3 minutes before removing from heat. Pour the pudding into a shallow bowl and place plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding to prevent a “skin” from forming. Cool the pudding in the refrigerator.

Make the ganache just before frosting the cake. It shouldn’t sit around as it will start to firm up as it cools.
1 10 oz bag chocolate chips (I like Tropical Source)
1 c (!!, well it is dessert) non-hydrogenated margarine (I use Earth Balance)

Put chips and margarine in a glass bowl, and microwave for 2-3 minutes until chips are melted. Stir to combine.

When the cake is cool, use a sharp bread knife and split the cake horizontally (into two thinner cakes) Set the top layer aside. Spoon the chilled filling onto the bottom layer, then carefully replace the top layer. Make the ganache, then pour it over the cake. Chill the cake until the ganache has firmed. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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22 thoughts on “Boston Cream Pie Recipe

  • May 14, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I want some bite over those tasty delights.. I can't really resist the taste of sweet goodies.

  • June 2, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I wonder if you could write all the vitamins, healthy benefits of this recipe because I find this so yummy but then and again, my adherence to toxic-free food prevails.

  • June 2, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    this looks yummy but eating to much of this can be bad for your health, eating sweet things can have good benefits for your body, but when you had too much of sweet t hings it can have a bad effect on you.

  • June 20, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Very good Cream Pie the image is very good i like creamy items very much i will try this one.

    Thanks for your excellent post keep blogging.

  • July 6, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Everything with chocolate will be good for my tounge!

  • July 8, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Looks very good Boston Cream Pie recipe, i love to eat creamy cakes. I will try this recipe from my home, thanks for the good post.

  • July 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I have one word for you…”yummy”. This looks so appetizing and mouth-watering. It brings out the chocolate monster in me. I just love anything with chocolate and this one is definitely a must-try. in fact, I'm gooooing to go get the ingredients and start baking on it. Thanks!

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  • August 1, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    The cream addition to the chocolate makes it more delicious. A creamy chocolate pir will surely win the hearts of the young and the young-at-hearts like me. Hmmm, got to try it myself.

  • August 13, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Its not just yummy it could be also very healthy for ones health, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe I'm sure my family would love it

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    We nice post we informative…. Nice to read

  • December 5, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Any day the best time consuming activity I do searching for good informaiton in the blogs. I love the concept and enjoy hearing and reply to comments. Its given me new field to wonder around. thanks everybody for this great post.

  • December 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Any day the best time consuming activity I do searching for good informaiton in the blogs. I love the concept and enjoy hearing and reply to comments. Its given me new field to wonder around. thanks everybody for this great post.

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  • May 20, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I like the pie recipe. Awesome about this recipe. My mother have passion to make something wise all the time. She like to make chocolate recipe more. So hope that she will pie recipe during this weekend.

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