Bryan had never heard of a Boston Cream Pie, and he was pretty excited at the thought of getting a pie for dessert. You can imagine his surprise when I started putting it together. I think he was kind of disappointed.
A Boston Cream Pie is vanilla cake, filled with vanilla custard and covered with chocolate. I’ve heard that the dessert originated in Boston, but I don’t know why it is called a “pie” instead of a “cake.”
I was also a little disappointed in this cake. I had no problem with the vanilla custard or the chocolate glaze, but the cake itself was slightly dry. I would not have wanted to eat the cake on its own. All told, this cake was just okay. It is pretty easy to put together (no fancy filling or frosting), but I imagine there are better recipes for Boston Cream Pie out there.