Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Boston Cream Pie Cake?

Ok. I will be the first to point out that this cake isn’t pretty.  In fact, it may be the ugliest  cake I have ever made.  Of course, if I had taken my time, and waited for the ganache to completely cool and set, it would have looked much better.  AND, the chocolate would actually be on the cake, gracefully dripping down the sides. Oh well, better luck next time. And believe me, there WILL be a next time! This cake is awesome.  Well, here goes, a picture of my poor cake. (the faint of heart  may want to turn away now)
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See what I mean?  But, as you can see, it didn’t bother my family at all…
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They even scraped the ganache off the plate!  This was so easy to make, and tastes fabulous. This is what you need,
One golden two layer cake mix,  made using package directions
two vanilla pudding cups
Bake your cake and let it cool completely.
While your cake is baking, make your  ganache. It is super simple to do. All you need is one cup of heavy (whipping) cream, and one package of chocolate chips. (I used milk choc chips, but you could use anything you like. This recipe is also great made with white chocolate chips) Place the cream and chocolate in a medium sized GLASS bowl. Put about two inches of water in a saucepan and put the bowl on top, making sure the bottom of the  bowl is at least two inches away from the water. You are in essence creating your own double boiler. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, stirring the cream mixture carefully. Be extra careful, steam will escape around the bowl, and can cause severe burns.  It won’t take long for the chocolate to melt. Continue stirring gently until all of the chocolate and cream are incorporated. Do not allow the cream to get too hot. Remove from heat. (don’t touch the bowl with bare hands! It is very HOT! Believe me, I found out the hard way!) Once the bowl has cooled, you can place it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. Stir occasionally. 
When your cake is completely cool, place the bottom layer on your serving plate, and spoon the pudding onto the top of the layer. Spread it around so that it just reaches the edges. You can use as much or as little pudding as you want. Now. GENTLY place the second layer on top. push it down slightly, just enough for the layers to stick together. Obviously I pushed too hard. That’s why my pudding squished out the sides so much.   Now you are ready to spoon/pour your ganache onto the top. Let it drizzle down the sides too! You don’t want to miss a bit of it! If your ganache has set up a bit too much, just let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften.  That’s it! Hopefully your cake turns out prettier than mine. But, if not, at least you know it will taste great! Now I’m off to have another piece….

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  1. practice makes perfect. Looks doesn't matter as long as it tastes good!
    happy baking again, anne!

  2. hahahaha! We've all had something turn out that way, at least it tasted good!! Love it, good for you for posting it :))))

  3. Looks absolutely yummy to me!

  4. All I could think was how delicious it looked!

  5. yummy!

    To answer your question, yes, my goose has seen snow. and played in it, just not frequently. We lived in north texas until he was 2 1/2 and got significant (several inches) of snow once or twice a year. Then last year we had a couple of inches here, it lasted about 8 hours; we went sled riding in the park and built a snow man! It is such a novelty for him though since it only happens once a year (if we are lucky! we figured since it snowed last year we wouldn't get any for several years) ... I grew up in Pennsylvania and some years it started in October and was still going strong in April, so not so much of a novelty for me... :) stay warm!

  6. LOL, I make the UGLIEST cakes ever! My presentation isn't the long as it tastes good, right! :-)

  7. I've personally never met an ugly cake...and this one? Looks absolutely delish. I would love for you to link this to my party Fridays Unfolded at



  8. Ugly nothing! it looks delicious!!!

  9. I think it looks good myself...I would so be scraping all the stuff that dripped onto the plate, onto mine! YUM!

  10. Lol! I think it actually looks yummy! And I would have been the first one to help "clean" the plate. :-)

  11. YUM@ Ugly or not, I bet it was delicious! :-)

    Visiting from HOH

  12. I don't know if thats the ugliest cake ever... Ive got a few uglys under my belt that are far worse than this ;)

  13. This looks absolutely decadent! I'll have to give it a try.