How to Make Boston Cream Pie

by Rikki Kazmierowicz

Seeing as this is my grandfathers favorite! I had to make Boston cream pie for Christmas! This was easy and delicious! Try it for yourself!


  • For the sponge cake:
  • 4 Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ Cups Cake flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cups Whole milk
  • ⅓ Cups Vegetable oil (or melted shortening)
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • For the custard filling:
  • 1 ½ Cups Whole milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • ½ Cups Sugar
  • ¼ Cups Cornstarch
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • ½ Cups Heavy cream
  • 4 Ounces Dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Spray a springform pan heavily with Pam! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Step 2

    Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla, for 10 min. Until light and fluffy, and tripled in volume.

    Step 3

    Whisk together your dry ingredients.

    Step 4

    Combine dry and wet ingredients.

    Step 5

    Add oil, mix thoroughly.

    Step 6

    Pour into greased pan and bake for 25-30 min.

    Step 7

    Let cool slightly, remove from pan, and cool completely.

    Step 8

    Meanwhile start making your custard! Heat milk and vanilla. Do not boil.

    Step 9

    Beat eggs and sugar, until light and fluffy.

    Step 10

    Carefully pour in hot milk and continue to mix. Add cornstarch, and mix until no lumps remain.

    Step 11

    Pour mixture into a sauce pan and whisk continually over low heat.

    Step 12

    Continue to whisk until pudding becomes thick.

    Step 13

    Remove from heat and place in a bowl, until further use!

    Step 14

    Slice your cake in half! As evenly as possible! :)

    Step 15

    Fill cakes with custard, and refrigerate until further use!

    Step 16

    Let make some chocolate ganache! Start by chopping your chocolate.

    Step 17

    Bring cream to a boil.

    Step 18

    Pour cream over chopped chocolate, add salt and vanilla. Mix thoroughly!

    Step 19

    Pour chocolate over cooled cake, and refrigerate for another 30 min or up to 3 hours before serving!

    Step 20

    Serve and watch your guests swoon!

    Step 21

    Thanks to my grandpa for modeling this one! :)