Show off your culinary expertise in a bake-off of epic proportions with this classic Boston cream pie, a decadent homemade cake with a rich Boston cream filling. Get your friends, family members and guests clamoring for more with two fluffy cake layers stuffed with signature cream and drizzled with dark cocoa glaze made from HERSHEY’S cocoa. This exciting Boston cream pie recipe will impress even the best bakers at events like fundraisers and holiday dinners throughout the year. Bring your favorite baking pans and rise to the challenge with an unbelievably well-balanced mix of the perfect sweet flavors and textures.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour one 9-inch round baking pan.
Beat shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to shortening mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes our clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
Prepare Rich Filling. Using long serrated knife, cut cake horizontally into two even layers. Place 1 layer on serving plate, cut side up; spread filling over layer. Top with remaining layer, cut side down. Prepare Dark Cocoa Glaze. Pour glaze over top of cake, allowing glaze to drizzle down sides. Refrigerate several hours or until cold. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.
Stir together sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan; gradually add milk and egg yolks, stirring until blended. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cover; refrigerate several hours until cold.
Dark Cocoa Glaze:
Heat water and butter in small saucepan over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; remove from heat. Immediately stir in cocoa. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with whisk until smooth; cool slightly.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in aserving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 caloriesa day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information includes Rich Filling and Dark Cocoa Glaze.