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Boston Cream Cake Recipe

Folks who like Boston Cream Pie will love this cake. It's a cool and creamy treat for the taste buds.—Michelle Mirich, Youngstown, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 square (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons hot water


  • 1. Mix cake according to package directions, add lemon extract to batter. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. round cake pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Meanwhile, beat pudding mix and milk according to package directions; refrigerate. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter. Stir in sugar until crumbly. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth. Split cake in half. Spread pudding on bottom layer. Place second layer over pudding. Pour chocolate glaze over top, letting it drizzle down the sides. Chill. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"made for very picky and opinionated boyfriend who has to be gluten free. used gf cake mix and it came out wonderful. he gives it 5 stars!! can't wait to make for family function."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"The only thing changed was we didn't have a box mix so my hubby made a yellow cake from scratch!! It was wonderful!! I will be letting him make this one again!!"

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