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Boston Cream Pie

Layers of soft cake filled with homemade custard and topped with chocolate ganache. This dessert has such a great flavor and is always a hit with the whole family.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 555 kcal
Author Alicia Skousen


  • 2 8-inch white or yellow cake rounds baked and cooled

for the custard:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into pieces

for the ganache:

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. To make the custard, in a medium sauce pan, whisk together the eggs, sugar, corn starch and salt until well combined and no lumps remain. Then whisk in the milk until well combined. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla. Add the pieces of butter, and stir until completely melted and smooth. Pour the custard into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until completely chilled.
  2. To assemble the cake, level the cake rounds using a serrated knife or cake leveler. Place one of the cake rounds on a serving plate, and gently spread the cooled custard evenly over the cake layer. Add the remaining cake layer on top.
  3. To make the ganache, add the chocolate chips to a medium bowl. Add the heavy whipping cream to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, and heat one minute on high, or until boiling. Pour the whipping cream over the chocolate chips and let stand for one minute. Using a fork, stir the ganache until it is smooth and the chocolate has melted completely. Pour the ganache over the cake, spreading evenly. Let stand 30-60 minutes, until the ganache has cooled and set.
Nutrition Facts
Boston Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 715mg31%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.