Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cake: Lightly butter a 9-by-2-inch round cake pan, and line with parchment paper. Butter parchment, and sprinkle with sugar, tapping out excess; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk eggs and egg yolks on medium speed for 1 minute. Gradually add sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat milk and butter until hot in a small saucepan over medium heat; being careful not to boil the milk. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. With mixer still running, slowly add hot milk to egg mixture. Gradually add flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing until incorporated. Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Bake until cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, leaving the cake bottom-side up. Let cool completely.
  • Make the glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a boil. Place chocolate in a medium bowl, and pour cream over chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted and well combined. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • To assemble cake: Remove pastry cream from refrigerator. Beat with a stiff whisk until cream is smooth. Split cake in two even layers; spread bottom half with the pastry cream filling. Top with remaining layer. Pour glaze over center of cake, allowing it to spread, covering top and dripping down the sides. Chill cake for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Pastry Cream Filling for Boston Cream Pie
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk and 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until well combined. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Whisk in cornstarch, 1 tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated. While whisking egg mixture constantly, slowly add 1 cup of the heated milk to the egg mixture. Strain this mixture into milk remaining in saucepan. Continue cooking over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl, and cover with plastic wrap, pressing wrap against the filling to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until at least 3 hours and up to overnight.

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    This cake sounds so good! I made one of these ONCE and it was a disaster. Your recipe looks so much better than the one I followed before and I can't wait to try it! My family is going to love your recipe!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Wow---Awesome! :)
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  • tromba 9 years ago
    I have a recipe that I found in Cookbook Digest about a million years ago. I have made it probably 40-50 times with a few revisions. It's maybe a little less involved but produces excellent results. I'll dig it out and post it soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Hi Caramia. In all my years, I have never baked this but I know how good it tastes. Now that you have shared the recipe, I don't have an excuse not to make it ;) Thank you and high 5 to you and your recipe!
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  • dors 10 years ago
    i am not good into baking. but gee it looks good. i'll try this one. thanks. dors
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  • httpmom 10 years ago
    My daughter LOVEs this pie-cake!
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  • midgelet 10 years ago
    Looks beautiful!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    always a favorite
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