Boston Cream Pie with Chocolate Glaze Recipe
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Boston Cream Pie with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

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Convenient cake and pudding mixes help create this delectable dessert in no time.—Edwina Olson, Enid, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water


  1. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 28-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing cake from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve a thick glaze; set aside.
  5. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with pudding. Top with the second cake layer. Spoon chocolate glaze over the top, allowing it to drip down sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Boston Cream Pie in Country Woman November/December 2004, p35

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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love2cooktoo User ID: 6135750 220928
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Yummy dessert that can be made a day or 2 ahead! For easy, delicious cream filling, prepare pudding mix with 3/4 cup half & half and 3/4 cup milk. I use this filling for cream puffs and trifles too!"

NanZim User ID: 3929200 58040
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Quick, easy, and tasty too."

frainy User ID: 5363100 144912
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"made this for boyfriends bday. he has to be gluten free. always nervous tryin new. used gf cake mix. came out wonderful! easy recipe to convert! can't wait to make for family function."

nancylibke User ID: 4029147 56569
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Swedeheart-- I'd love to have your F.F. recipe for Bav. Cream! 'Bet it's fantastic in this and other recipes."

samanthabond User ID: 5887513 151457
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"Made this tonight for my husband's birthday and we LOVED it. Very good."

Swedeheart User ID: 5917597 90822
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"Really good, but for the custard layer I prefer Bavarian Cream (The Fannie Farmer Cookbook). Let me know if anyone wants the recipe. It is my staple recipe for cream puffs, cream pie filling and cake filling."

hwdog User ID: 5202486 206563
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"VERY GOOD and easy. =) It kind of fell over, but it was SO yummy! my brothers loved it."

just2good User ID: 4378459 56567
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"Okay... I made this today. I have mixed feelings. The directions will produce the same cake as pictured. True. The icing is okay. The cake okay. But the filling....YUCK! I mean that artificial vanilla pudding mix has such an artificial flavor! If there was a way to doctor up the filling, I would have given a more favorable comment. I will probably not make this again if I have use artificially flavored vanilla instant pudding as the filling."

neikaer User ID: 3086014 206562
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2008

"love it love it"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 61502
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2008

"Hello! Made this Boston Cream Pie this afternoon for my husband; very easy to make. He's been eyeing it, so I'm sure he'll really enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe."

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