Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Boston Cream Pie : The Saga

I made this for my mother-in-law's birthday last night.

It's a compilation of two recipes and it's EASY. I found complicated ones but I didn't have time for those.

INGREDIENTS

Cake & Filling
1 18.25 oz Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 5.1 oz JELLO Vanilla Pudding mix

Ganache
3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light cream (I used milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

DIRECTIONS

Prepare cake mix according to package instructions in two 9" rounds. Cool completely.

Prepare JELLO vanilla pudding mix according to package instructions and chill for at least a couple of hours.

Do not prepare this next step until you are ready to assemble the cake...the ganache needs to go on the cake immediately after prepared. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, stir the chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons butter until they are completely melted. Remove from the heat and, stirring constantly, add the 1/4 cup light cream in a thin steady stream. When mixture is smooth, stir in the confectioners' sugar and beat vigorously. Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

TO ASSEMBLE

Turn one 9" round cake upsidedown on serving plate. Spread the chilled filling on the flat surface of that bottom layer and place the second cake on top. Pour the chocolate frosting evenly over the top allowing it to spill down the sides.

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On our way to my husband's sister's house for my MIL's birthday, David took a sharp corner at mach 5 and the entire top layer slid off. The (ugly) cake you see below is the result of me trying to piece it back together. I cried...I'll admit to that. I couldn't stop crying, either. I bawled. And when we got to my sister-in-law's house and David explained what happened, they all tried to console me and the waterworks started afresh. Being a woman is hard work sometimes...these hormones are out of control.

The cake was a hit. My MIL had two pieces and my sister-in-law's husband had 3 pieces and asked to keep the cake at the end of the night.

The cake reminded me of a boston cream donut (duh), but the "bread" part was better because the caked was almost the density of a pound cake.

My cute MIL acting like she's going to devour the cake whole.


At least it looked decent on the inside:


Here I am about to cut into the cake. See how awful it looks? It was SO pretty before we made the drive to Covington. Jake is the one in the green shirt who ate half the cake by himself.
Sorry about the picture quality - I think David had his finger on the flash or something.


Oh, and here are some Vegas pictures if you're interested...
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I titled as many as I could...I didn't delete any except ones that were too blurry or that might have made my sister screaming mad at me ;)

By the way, I'm going to be an aunt again! My twin sis is expecting her second in mid April :)

9 comments commented:

Holly said...

Oh Wow! That looks so good! I have to try that. I always thought that it would be super hard to make a BCP!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

That looks DIVINE! And how hilarious that is slid off. I would have been sooo upset. It still looks fabulous, girl!

My home - My life said...

I don't even like Boston Cream Pie and that looks delicious! And the fact that its easy is even better.

Aubrey said...

Welcome to SITS!!

The cake still looked yummy! You did a wonderful thing for your MIL!!

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your cake looks yummy - anything covered in ganache has got to be good! =)

Party of 5 said...

YUM that looks so good!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Mainly a midwife said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the layout of your blog.. and may I just say that the Boston Cream Pie looks yummy and I'll have to try that.. (darn).
And..btw, you are so blessed to have sisters. I always wanted one.
Good luck with your mommyhood plans. Midwifery is really an art of normal birth. We are trained in normal REALLY well..so much so that when abnormal pops up we know it and transfer to MD's. Midwives (as well as nurse practitioners) tend to spend more time with their patients, use less pitocin in labor, have lower c-sections rates and generally better outcomes. Of course we manage normal patients exclusively...but even when you factor that in we are less interventive than the docs.
I'd love to chat ANYTIME about midwifery care...
Thanks for stopping by.. I look forward to exploring your blog further.

Carrie Willis said...

Hi Jame. I have a new blog now. Woot. You'll have to show me how to make my blog look pretty like yours when I come up this weekend. And how do I add friends? I'm so confused. :) Love ya.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh it looks delish! Yum!