Boston Cream Pie Recipe
- 4 packages yellow cake mix (regular size)
- 11 cups cold milk
- 4 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 jars (16 ounces each) hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
- 96 maraschino cherries with stems, optional
- 1. Prepare and bake cakes according to package directions, using four greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low for 2-3 minutes. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Cut each cake into 24 pieces; split each piece horizontally. Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of pudding between layers. Spread each with 1 tablespoon fudge topping and garnish with a cherry if desired. Yield: 96 servings.
Reviews for Boston Cream Pie
"I LOVE this recipe....for 96. I wish there were more of these!!!!!!!!!!!! I work in an elementary school with 75 teachers plus custodians, secretaries, etc and this is PERFECT. I am also thesocial chairman for our church and this recipe is a "no brainer". Please send MORE of these crowd pleasers."
"Easy to make, family loved it!"
"I broke it down to one cake mix, and made the icing with the fudge topping, but instead of heating it, (where it breaks down the molecules)I added a little white Karo syrup to it to make it spreadable consistency. Yummy! I have in the past made it with my homemade cooked pudding when time permits. When I make it in round cake pans I add fresh raspberries or strawberries on top instead of the cherry. Great crowd pleaser for all ages. Goes fast at bake sales, too!!"
"anneamie - do you have a good pastry filling recipe you can share ? Please print !"
"Why on earth wouldn't you just make it with two 8" cake pans and put the cream between them instead of cutting up a bunch of pieces. I haven't tried this recipe yet but that is certainly what I will do."
"It was without a doubt one of the easiest recipes to make and I also cut it down to make one pan instead of 4 pans."
"Been making this for years. The only difference is that each cake mix will make 24 cupcakes, much less mess than cutting up a 9X13 cake (too crumbly). Just split each cupcake, fill with pudding and frost with frosting from a tub that's been warmed enough to use like ganache."
"hi My name is betty k. I made this boston cream pie for my family reunion and every one loved it and the women ask for the reciepe ,I first thought that was alot of pie but it all went beforre the other desert. thanks a bunch."
"This is a great recipe!. I always am looking for recipes, especially desserts, that I don't have to experiment with doubling or tripling the quantities."
"There are great recipes out there for a chocolate topping. The bottled fudge topping does NOT make this a Bostom Cream Pie/Cake recipe! And for heaven's sake, making a simple pastry filling is far superiour in flavor and texture to a jello type of pudding mix."
"Being a straight forward recipe it's easy as well as delicious!Make it as shown for a crowd or or simply decrease the amounts! 1 cake mix, 1 pudding, 2 3/4 cups of milk & 1 jar of topping brings it down to a more 'normal' everyday size."
"Duh!!! Divide by 4 = 1 box yellow cake mix, 2 3/4 c. milk, 1 pk instant vanilla pudding mix, 1 jar hot judge topping, and 24 cherries.It was good to get a large recipe for once. This is great to take to family/church socials - very easy to make - and inexpensive."
"How much easier does it get to down size a recipe than this one. I made just one pan and everyone loved it. But when we have bake sales at church or our civic center this will be surely be one I will make.Thanks,Linnie"
"Can't anyone divide by 4??? This was a good change from the normal cake but a bit too sweet for us. Thanks."
"who needs a cake for 96 people, would cut it downd to 1/4"
"we need a recipe that is really scaled down! or a category that gives you access to create servings."
"96 servings is much too large a cake. A recipe for 12 would be much more reasonable. It does sound easy but I have not made the cake."
"HOW ABOUT A RECIPE USING ONLY ONE BOX OF CAKE MIX?"
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.