Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cooking with Alicia and Annie Contest: Boston Cream Pie

This is another entry into the Cooking with Alicia and Annie Contest. This recipe caught my eye on Annie's Recipes. I love Boston Cream Pie. The recipe was simple enough. I thought my cake was a little dry and I took it out at 30 minutes.

I used the small package of vanilla pudding. It was plenty thick. Actually, I used sugar free since that was all I had. The glaze is very sweet, but still good. This was my first attempt at splitting a cake. I didn't do too bad!

My son and I had some tonight after dinner. He raved about it!


1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. shortening
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

1 (3 1/2 oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 3/4 cup milk

2 (2 oz) squares semi sweet or unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 T milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cake: Grease and flour 9" layer pan. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Add shortening and milk. Blend well at low speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla extract; continue beating 1 1/2 minutes at low speed. Pour batter into pan. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Split in half.

Filling: Follow directions on package for pudding decreasing milk to 1 3/4 cups. Let thicken slightly. Spread on bottom layer. Put top layer on top of filling.

Glaze: Melt chocolate. Blen in margarine and milk. Add sugar, salt and vanilla, blend until smooth. If necessary thin with a few drops of milk. Frost top with glaze, allowing to drip down sides.

Refrigerate until serving time.

Yield: 6 servings.
A blurry view


Tami said...

MMM! It looks really good!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks really yummy. I bet my children would love it also. Nice to "meet" you.. you have a really nice blog.. loaded with goodies!

Amanda said...

Looks delish!!

Amanda said...

Hey Michelle, YOU WIN! You are the winner of the March prize package at Cooking with Alicia & Annie's! Please stop email me to claim your prize :) amanda @