Boston Cream Pie

What is Boston Cream Pie?

This classic recipe is made with two layers of light vanilla sponge cake filled with rich vanilla pastry cream and topped with glossy, rich chocolate ganache!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Make the Pastry Cream

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and milk in a saucepan. Add beaten egg yolks, then bring pastry cream to a boil for 1 minute.


Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract. Then pour pastry cream into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate.

Make the Cake Layers

Whisk together the dry ingredients. Then whip together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Combine Ingredients

Fold half of the dry ingredients into the whipped egg mixture and then fold in the remaining dry ingredients.

Add Hot Milk

Heat the milk and butter until the butter is melted and the mixture is very hot. Then gently whisk into the cake batter.


Divide the batter between the cake pans and bake for 20-23 minutes.


Allow the cakes to cool in their pans for 2-3 minutes before turning them out onto cooling racks to cool completely.

Make the Glaze

In a bowl, mix chocolate chips and corn syrup. Heat heavy cream, pour over mixture, and let sit for 1-2 minutes.


Give the pastry cream a stir to smooth it out.


Place one cake on a platter, spread pastry cream over the top, top with the second cake layer, and pour chocolate over the top.


Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve.

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