This recipe uses cake mix, pudding mix, and prepared chocolate icing to make an easy and delicious version of Boston Cream Pie.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make cake according to package directions, using two 8 inch round pans. allow cake to cool completely.

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  • Mix pudding according to package directions, spread between layers.

  • Place chocolate icing, uncovered, in microwave for 30 seconds until thin, pour over top of cake until it runs down sides. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

458.3 calories; 2.8 g protein; 82.6 g carbohydrates; 1 mg cholesterol; 626 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
My son loves boston cream pie so I tried this cake for his birthday. It was great. I used less milk in the pudding (1c.) might try 1&1/2c. next time. Chilled the pudding first and the cakes before putting together. I also sliced the rounded top off the bottom cake so pudding would sit nicely. French vanilla instant pudding gives it the custard effect. Extremely easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2009
I wrote that I would try it with a Chocolate cake mix. Did not like it that way. Maybe becasue the cake mix called for oil? When I made it with a yellow cake mix it called for butter or margerine. It was good with the yellow cake mix. The pudding was good this time using 1 1/4 cup water. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
My son loves boston cream pie so I tried this cake for his birthday. It was great. I used less milk in the pudding (1c.) might try 1&1/2c. next time. Chilled the pudding first and the cakes before putting together. I also sliced the rounded top off the bottom cake so pudding would sit nicely. French vanilla instant pudding gives it the custard effect. Extremely easy. Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2004
WOW!!!! THIS CAKE WAS AWESOME!!!!!! IT was just Devoured!!! Using one cup of milk in pudding is CRUICIAL! As is letting the pudding and cake cool completely. The pudding turns stiff kinda like Mousse or Flan. That makes it PERFECT for spreading between layers. I LOVED THIS CAKE!!! THANKS!! New Family Fav! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
Not only is this recipe easy - It tastes great! I used French Vanilla cake mix and pudding because that's what I had. I also used only 1Cup milk - I think I could have used 1 1/4 and had a little more pudding but it worked out fine. The key is to make sure EVERYTHING is cool. I put the cake and pudding in the fridge before assembling. With the cake cold the icing cooled quickly and set easily on the cake instead of just drizzling off the cake and onto the pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2003
Was delicious!! you HAVE to chill the pudding and the cake. I cut the milk to 1 1/2c. And this worked out perfectly! I made it for valentines day in a heart shaped cake pan. Placed on a cake platter and drizzled melted choc. around the plate- looks wonderful! (and taste's wonderful too!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
This recipe was a great hit. When I was leveling off the bottom cake my husband asked me to carve out some so I could fit more pudding inside. I did and it was really yummy the only thing I would suggest is to make sure not to carve to close to the edges so the outside 'wall' doesn't break and the pudding leak out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2006
I just made this cake for my mother-in-law's birthday. I have to say... I really was a bit hesistant to make it. The "bad" reviews it got scared me a little. However I took my chances and I am so glad I didn't let those "bad" reviews deter me. The only piece of advise I can give is to TAKE YOUR TIME. If you follow the directions and take your time measuring out everything you cannot mess this cake up. I baked the cakes made the pudding (only used 1 1/4 cup of cold skim milk) waited for the cakes to cool completely. Then I assembled the cake with the pudding (not messy at all). I bought the new microwavable frosting and poured it ALL over the top of the cake and then slowly spread the frosting to drip off of the edges. It looked silly so I just frosted the sides perfectly and added some colorful sprinkles. LOOKS PERFECT. The only reason I gave it four starts was because I haven't tried it yet. It might appear delicious but I never judge a book by it's cover. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2005
I thought it was great and I made it for my family and they thought it was great and i'm only 11 and just learning how to cook the directions were easy to follow and I loved it and it is fast becoming a family favorite Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2003
This cake was so good I could barely keep it in the house. Everyone wanted some. My husband loves boston cream doughnuts and just adored this cake. A little advice keep everything refrigerated even the cakes until you are ready to put it together. Definetly heat the frosting in the microwave for a minuet and then pour over the cake. Make sure the cake is on a big enough dish so the frosting doesn't go everywhere. Also cut the pudding down to 1 cup of milk. I gave it 4 stars because it is a little messy but if you keep it cold it comes out perfect. Just make sure to refrigerate cake when you are done!:0) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2003
Maxie29 got it just right....I followed her suggestions (less milk in the pudding and let it set a while) and the pudding stood up to the cake. I let the cake sit a while too and frosted the top while it was totally stable in the counter before I put it on top of the wiggling pudding. It ain't exactly home made from scratch but then it wasn't nearly as hard either...definately worth a try. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2009
I wrote that I would try it with a Chocolate cake mix. Did not like it that way. Maybe becasue the cake mix called for oil? When I made it with a yellow cake mix it called for butter or margerine. It was good with the yellow cake mix. The pudding was good this time using 1 1/4 cup water. Read More
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