#43 Boston Cream Pie-Lets

This one was fun and delicious. I was happy to be able to use my cute Anthropologie cups yet again for an individual serving cake (literal cup cakes). And thankfully I had purchased a few more recently because I needed far more for the number of cakes I had to make. Pretty much what it sounds like, this is Boston Cream pie, but one for each person. Vanilla bean custard, cake, and chocolate ganache on top. Yumm.

Cake and custard ingredients

Cake and custard ingredients

dry goods sifted and whisked

dry goods sifted and whisked

Whipping the whipping cream

Whipping the whipping cream

cream with eggs and vanilla

cream with eggs and vanilla

wet and dry combined

wet and dry combined

into the pan

into the pan

Baked!

Baked!

Cutting the circles out

Cutting the circles out

Looking a lot like a fluffy biscuit

Looking a lot like a fluffy biscuit

Sliced in half

Sliced in half, ready for assembly

Vanilla beans sliced, seeds scooped out, and plopped in the pan

Vanilla beans sliced, seeds scooped out, and plopped in the pan

Vanilla and milk

Vanilla and milk

yolks and sugar

yolks and sugar

corn starch added to yolks

corn starch added to yolks

The hot milk added to the yolk mixture

The hot milk added to the yolk mixture

Back in the pan to cook some more

Back in the pan to cook some more

Custard finally starting to bubble

Custard finally starting to bubble

Rather than letting it cook for an hour and almost ruining it, and rather than whisking tediously for 30 minutes, I cheated and turned the heat up a little (from med-low to med), and it was perfectly done in a little less than 20 minutes. I think I got this pudding/custard thing down finally.

Strained custard with butter added

Strained custard with butter added

Smooth and creamy

Smooth and creamy

Custard at the bottom of the cup

Custard at the bottom of the cup

half a cake biscuit on top

half a cake biscuit on top

More custard

More custard

2nd cake

2nd cake

Covered with wrap and ready to be refrigerated

Covered with wrap and ready to be refrigerated

My new Anthro cups, ready for some ganache

My new Anthro cups, ready for some ganache

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All waiting for the chocolate

All waiting for the chocolate

Yummm. A ready Boston Cream Pie-let.

Yummm. A ready Boston Cream Pie-let.

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Perfect.

Perfect.

Our Halloween costumes this year. The nerdy-ness coming out in us :)

Our Halloween costumes this year. The nerdy-ness coming out in us, and the droll coming out of George haha 🙂

George didn't want to be Dr. McCoy...

George didn’t want to be Dr. McCoy…he was very ready for bed. Only BARELY made it for pictures.

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2 Responses to #43 Boston Cream Pie-Lets

  1. Pingback: My Favorite cakes from Vintage Cakes | Sweet Tooth Mama

  2. chelsee grimme says:

    i want one!!!!
    My dad would absolutely love them!!

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