Friday, February 13, 2015

Boston Cream Pie Cake

I love to be in the kitchen cooking and baking things from scratch but sometimes it's nice to make something delicious and not have to spend hours doing so. Whenever I make quick desserts like this Boston Cream Pie Cake I always have a tendency to feel a little guilty for not using a million ingredients. But honestly, when you have a to-do list a mile long but want to make a dessert to share with the family sometimes you just need to suck it up and go the quicker route. That's when I have to realize that it doesn't make it less tasty or make me less of a person. It's like a constant pep talk! 

This cake was super simple to make and called for things like cake mix and instant vanilla pudding. Boy was I right about it not tasting less! It's like biting into those famous Boston Cream donuts what we all know and love. Not to mention the chocolate ganache brings all those ordinary ingredients together combining and leaving a lavish dessert to enjoy!

1 box of yellow cake mix + ingredients that are listed on the box
1 cup of cold milk
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cup Cool Whip 
2 (1 oz) squares of unsweetened bakers chocolate, chopped course
1 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons milk 
3/4 cup powdered sugar


Start out with mixing together the yellow cake mix, following the directions on the box. Split the batter into two equal parts and bake in two 8" round pans. Bake for recommended time. 
Meanwhile, mix together cold milk and instant vanilla pudding. Whisk together for about two minutes until it thickens. Add Cool Whip and set into fridge to help set the custard. 

In a sauce pan heat milk and butter for chocolate ganache on low heat. Once the butter has melted add chopped chocolate and constantly stir to enable chocolate to melt and prevent it from burning. Once chocolate has melted, slowly pour powdered sugar while whisking it into the ganache. As you start to add all the powdered sugar it will thicken. Transfer ganache to another bowl to let it cool while you construct the cake. 

Lay first round cake layer onto dish. Pour custard into the middle of layer and spread with a spatula. Use it all! Just pour that mound of custard on the cake! Do it! Gently put the next round layer on top of the custard. Simply pour the chocolate ganache on the very top and let it spread organically. It will drop off the sides and ooze over board but that's what makes it beautiful. 


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