Chocolate Boston Cream Pie
30 min
03 hrs 05 min



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

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

    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.

Tip #1

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.


16Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
210Sodium (mg)
36Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  November 21, 2014

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.

— says Eileen
  March 29, 2012

This is a super recipe. The taste is wonderful and its not hard to make. I received tons of compliments.

— says Linda
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