Classic Boston Cream Pie with a moist, tender sponge cake and a layer of rich, smooth vanilla pastry cream, topped with a delicious bittersweet chocolate glaze.
I’m going out on a limb here to tell you that Boston Cream Pie is really a cake, not a pie. That’s a bit “Captain Obvious” I know, but for reasons that are somewhat elusive, the French/American chef that created this classic dessert chose to call it a pie. The original recipe dates back to the 1850’s and was named the Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie after the famous Parker House Hotel in Boston. That really doesn’t explain why it’s called pie instead of cake, but despite a split personality, it’s been a very popular American original for more than 150 years.