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Boston Cream Cake

"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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3 h servings 458 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8 inch double layer cake)


  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.6g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 626 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Make cake according to package directions, using two 8 inch round pans. allow cake to cool completely.
  2. Mix pudding according to package directions, spread between layers.
  3. 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.

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  1. 59 Ratings

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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 befo...

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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 margeri...

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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 befo...

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 ...

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 lit...

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 pl...

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...

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 ...

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 be...

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 ...

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 t...