Chocolate on Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

Friday, August 19, 2011
Today I had to make something special for the love of my life as we are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary. The best 11 years of my life, my best friend, my equal, my love is forever lasting.

Chocolate on Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

Using cocoa powder on the bottom of a greased pan looks so much better on chocolate cakes!

Chocolate on Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

Chocolate on Chocolate Boston Cream Pie with Rum Ganache Glaze

  1. Chocolate Cake

    1 cup all purpose flour

    1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

    4 tablespoons butter

    2 tablespoons mayonnaise

    1 egg

    1 cup sugar

    1 cup milk

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon pure vanilla

    Beat all ingredients on low for 2 minutes. Pour in prepared greased round pans dusted with cocoa powder ( I make two of this recipe).

    Bake at 350 degree oven fo 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Prepare filling while baking.

    Chocolate Pudding Filling

    6 extra-large egg yolks

    1/2 cup sugar

    1/4 cup cornstarch

    3 tablespoons very good cocoa powder

    Pinch salt

    2 cups milk

    1-ounce very good semisweet chocolate, chopped

    2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

    2 tablespoons heavy cream

    Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light yellow and thick in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on medium-high speed. On low speed, add the cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt. Bring the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan and, with the mixer on low, slowly pour the hot milk into the chocolate mixture. Combine well, then pour the mixture back into the pan.

    Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon, until thickened. If the mixture begins to curdle, remove it from the heat and beat it vigorously with a wire whisk. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate, butter, vanilla, and heavy cream and mix until the chocolate and butter are melted.

    Topping: Chocolate Ganache

    1 cup good grade bitter sweet chocolate run through a food processor

    1 cup heavy cream
    optional 1 teaspoon rum

    Place chocolate in medium glass bowl. in a small pan heat cream bringing to a boil. TIP: Watch closing as you add the chocolate the cream can spill over if not a deep enough bowl. When the cream begins to boil, pour in the chopped chocolate, whisk till smooth. Stir in rum. Cool slightly. Start in center of cake pouring over the top working outward.

     This makes two 9 inch thin  cakes.
    After the cake is cooled but still slightly warm, slice the cake in equal halves. Carefully spoon pudding on the cake, place second layer on top of that. Pour ganache over the the top layer. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. 
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  1. Happy anniversary!! What a lovely photo!! I'll have a slice for you. =)

  2. Happy anniversary and the cake sounds awesome - chocolate, stuffed with chocolate, topped with chocolate.

  3. Happy Anniversary! No matter how many problems you had, the cake still looks good.

  4. Claudia, it sounds like a great day! Great job on the cake, and your right of course, the imperfections are what keeps life interesting! Take care.

  5. Happy Anniversary! That cake still looks decadent....I want to dive right in. You all make a beautiful couple. Here's to many more years!!

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  6. First off, great looking cake. That's a lot of chocolate.

    Second, that's a great photo. You two make a great looking couple.

    And third, happy anniversary! Off work or at work, it's your relationship that counts anyway. Glad you enjoyed your evening together!

  7. You made a yummylicious dessert! Congratulations on your 11th anniversary! Cheers to many more years of love and happiness together!

  8. Happy anniversary, Claudia! Even if everything didn't go according to plan - it turned out beautifully, didn't it? The food, the day.. the cake. Sometimes some "alone" time is all you need (and some wine and chocolate cake).

  9. Happy anniversary!

    This looks like two slices of heaven. Gorgeous!

  10. Happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner and delicious dessert!

  11. Congratulations on your anniversary, though its a shame your hubby had to work late :(

    This cake looks wonderful, though!

  12. Happy Anniversary! The cake looks delicious! I love chocolate!!

  13. Happy Anniversary Claudia! I will have to come up with a way to ward off the chocoholics first before I make this cake. Buzz Buzz!

  14. Happy Anniversary dear ^__^ It's nice to feel so much love in your words as the first day. I wish you many more years of happiness and love together. The cake you choose to celebrate is amazing. Bye, have a wonderful we

  15. Love anniversaries!
    The cake looks amazing.

  16. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Claudia! This chocolate beauty looks like a wonderful way to celebrate.

  17. Happy anniversary! The cake looks divine indeed. Chocolate boston cream, hello delicious!! I had NO idea that over beating the cake batter would cause cracks in the cake. I learned something today, thank you!

  18. Happy Anniversary Claudia! Your cake looks delectable! Chocolate is the perfects sinful treat. xoxo

  19. Happy Anniversary Claudia, and I wish you both many many happy years to come. I am in love with your cake..I was just thinking few days ago about Boston Cream Pie..Oh yours is double chocolate..Delicious stuff:))
    Have a great day!

  20. Claudia, I want to wish you a most Happy Anniversary! Love that cake!!

  21. Mmmmnnn chcolate. Happy anniversary Claudia!

  22. Anything with this much chocolate has to be delicious! Happy Birthday to you and your hubby!

  23. Dear Claudia, I am so happy for you! Cheers to the past 11 years and to many, many happy and healthy years ahead. I am wish you and your family fun and much laughter to make many happy memories. Your friend, Catherine xo

  24. What a lovely chocolate filled chocolate cake, my BW is here drooling all over the keyboard. I must get the groceries and make this cake.

    Thank You - and: Happy Eleventh.

  25. Happy Anniversary! That is such a beautiful pic of you too =)

  26. Happy Anniversary! It sounds delicious, even if it doesn't look like you want it to!

  27. Happy anniversary, Claudia! Your cake looks so would certainly be popular here! You and your husband make a beautiful couple~

  28. Happy Anniversary!!!
    The cake is ah-mazing!

  29. Happy Anniversary Claudia!! You and your hubby make a beautiful couple! And WOW this pie looks incredibly decadent and delicious, yum! :)

  30. Happy Anniversary! Distractions are just so annoying besides the fact that you are baking in the summer. Double Kudos for the multiple attempts. i'm sure the hubby appreciated that ;)

    I know what you mean about the rain. The power outages drive me crazy!

    Have a wonderful anniversary and a great weekend Claudia.

  31. Love the shots! I'm sure your hubby felt your love & hardwork making this cake.

    Happy Anniversary, Claudia! May u have many more to come :)

  32. Claudia - the boston cream pie looks amazing! I wish you many more happy years together! Buzzed this one!

  33. Cemt'Anni...Auguri! Happy Anniversary, Claudia! Love the photo of the two of you...such a beautiful couple!
    The cake is amazing...drooling here, just looking at the oozing chocolate. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe. The filet mignon doesn't look so bad either...yummm!

    It's been really raining hard, on this end of South Florida, as well, for the 4th. straight day. Not a whole lot you can do about it, we really needed the rain~

  34. Happy Anniversary! That's a fun twist on Boston Cream Pie. I'm making a cake today in celebration of my kids birthdays who just turned 22 and 25. I thought of making a Boston cream pie but my son preferred a chocolate cake. It didn't occur to me to use chocolate instead of vanilla. So instead I'm making a multiple layered cake that's part sponge, devils food, and filled with a yummy mousse. Hopefully I will be able to share my creation soon.

    I'd love a bite of yours. Thanks for sharing your version of this cake. Hope you had a wonderful celebration!

  35. Happy anniversary! What's better than a cake made with love?

  36. Now if only Boston cream pies had this much chocolate I might like them.

    Happy Anniversary!

  37. HI Claudia! Happy Anniversary a little late! I know that you celebrated in a most loving way! I want to feature your super chocolate-y cake, but am unable to copy and paste your photo. If you'd like to be featured, please send me a file of your photo to


    I'd LOVE to know how you lock your photos to prevent photo stealing. Could you tell me in your email?

    Thanks, Roz

  38. Claudia . . . SUCCESS! The photo came through and is now posted as one of the featured posts from last week. What a cake! One of my family favorites, but nothing quite like your version! MMMMM! I'd love it if you could come back on over and share 2 or 3 more recipes! Thanks!

    Love, Connie (er I mean Roz)


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