Boston Cream Pie

  • 1 yellow cake mix, prepared according to package
  • 1 3/4 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  1. Prepare the cake in 2 two 8 inch round baking pans according to package instructions. Allow the cake to cool.
  2. To prepare the baking cream: heat the milk in a saucepan till it is hot (not boiling). In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla paste. Add a 1/2 cup of the warm milk to the bowl and whisk continuously. Continue to add all
  3. Of the milk and mix well. Add the cream mixture back to the saucepan and cook of medium low heat till it is thick and bubbly. Remove the cream from the heat and press through a fine mesh strainer. Refrigerate the cream till ready to use.
  4. To prepare the chocolate ganache: in a small saucepan over low heat warm the cream and butter while melting the dark chocolate chips.
  5. To assemble the cake: place one of the cake rounds on a on a cake plate. Spread the pastry cream over the top and then add the 2nd cake round on top. Pour the chocolate ganache over the top. Refrigerate till ready to serve!