Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

Chocolate cake filled with creamy pudding makes a delicious and easy dessert recipe.

30 min. prep time
10 servings
232 Ratings



1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1 (3.3-ounce) package instant white chocolate flavored pudding and pie filling mix
1 1/2 cups milk


3 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate


Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.

Combine all cake ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Combine pudding mix and 1 1/2 cups milk in bowl with whisk until thickened. Refrigerate until ready to assemble pie.

Split cake horizontally in half. Place bottom layer onto serving platter; spread pudding over top. Place top cake layer over pudding. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Place whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat just 1-2 minutes or until cream begins to boil. Add chocolate; remove from heat. Stir glaze with whisk until smooth. Spread glaze over top of cake just before serving. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

If you’re not familiar with this East Coast dessert, you might think you were getting a cream pie. Actually, this sweet treat, is layered sponge cake with custard filling and then topped with a chocolate glaze. We gave it a slightly updated flavor and made the cake chocolate and used pudding to simplify the custard filling. Vanilla or French vanilla pudding can also be used for the filling if you can’t find white chocolate pudding. Whether traditional or updated, it’s a favorite.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 290

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 210mg

Carbohydrates: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #12508©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made this recipe numerous times and like it! However, one day did not have all the ingredients, so I make the cake, did not cut in in half let it whole and put the glaze on, put raspberries all around the edges, stuck a mint leaf from my garden in the center. Got raves reviews and was asked to make it for an auction for a cancer patient. My received the highest bid of $55.
This is a super recipe. The taste is wonderful and its not hard to make. I received tons of compliments.
I will not make this again. The cake was dry and did not taste like chocolate. The icing was not very sweet either. Overall it was dry and bland. No one went back for seconds which is a sure sign of a bad recipe.

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