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Boston Cream Pie Recipe: Elevate Your Culinary Experience


When it comes to indulging in delectable desserts, the Boston Cream Pie stands as a timeless classic. This heavenly combination of moist cake, velvety pastry cream, and rich chocolate ganache creates a symphony of flavors that is unrivaled. In this comprehensive guide, we present a meticulously crafted Boston Cream Pie recipe that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also ensures an unforgettable culinary experience.


Cake Perfection

Achieving the perfect Boston Cream Pie starts with selecting the finest ingredients. Follow this list for cake success:

  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup cane sugar (200g)
  • ½ cup whole milk (120mL)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (70g)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons (140g)
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ganache Goodness

A velvety smooth ganache crowns the Boston Cream Pie, providing an irresistible finish:

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream (60mL)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped)

Pastry Cream Excellence

The heart of the Boston Cream Pie lies in its luscious pastry cream. Elevate your dessert with:

  • 6 egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk (480mL)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (15g)

Crafting the Pastry Cream

  1. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Once boiled, turn off the heat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until the mixture becomes light and thickened.
  3. Sift in the cornstarch, whisking vigorously to ensure a smooth texture. Incorporate 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture.
  4. Pour the combined mixture through a strainer back into the pot. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until thickened and slowly boiling.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then cover it with plastic wrap, pressing it against the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for an authentic pastry cream experience.

Perfecting the Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8-inch round cake pan by spraying it with baking spray or greasing it with butter and flour. Line the bottom with parchment paper and spray again.
  2. In a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, combine eggs and sugar. Beat on medium speed until pale, thick, and fluffy, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. In a glass measuring cup, combine milk and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the butter is melted and the milk is steaming.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture on low speed. Stir vanilla into the hot milk mixture, then slowly pour it into the egg mixture, beating until fully combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 33 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes before inverting it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Assembling the Boston Cream Pie

  1. Cut the cake horizontally and place the bottom half, cut side up, on a serving plate.
  2. Spread the chilled, thickened pastry cream over the cake, leaving a 1-inch border.
  3. Top with the remaining cake half and gently press down to spread the filling to the edge.
  4. Place the assembled pie in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight, covering it with plastic or a cloche for longer durations.

Ganache Glory

  1. When ready to serve, place cream in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until steaming (about 1 minute). Add chopped chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the chocolate and cream mixture until smooth, then pour it over the top of the cake, spreading it to the edges for a decadent finish.


In conclusion, this Boston Cream Pie recipe is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. The meticulous combination of the finest ingredients and detailed steps ensures a culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds craving more. Elevate your dessert game and indulge in the timeless perfection of the Boston Cream Pie.

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