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Boston Cream Pie for Father’s Day

Boston cream pie is a dessert for dads everywhere.

I’m my father’s daughter. Sure I’m not as tan as him, my eyes aren’t blue, and we joke around that I’m not his, but there’s no denying it. I’m his. 100%. And I wouldn’t change that for the world.

My daddy is the world’s best daddy. He is Santa, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, and a man big enough to be a father every day of his life. We had our rough spots, but it’s all come out in the wash, and now I can’t even remember why we used to fight. Oh yes. I was a teenager once.

The other night, my parents and Goulda’s daddy were over, and my father noticed our outdoor furniture was wearing a little thin. Handsome and I had been looking at some new sets, but decided it could wait a little longer.  The next morning my parents pull up in the front yard – new patio set in hand. My birthday present, a few months early.

My life has been filled with moments like these. Little to big surprises, just because, and not just for me, but for anyone in my father’s life. Once you are a part of our family, there’s not much that man wouldn’t do for you. And once he has an idea in his head, good luck stopping him. It’s awesome to see how excited he gets and the changes he makes in the lives he effects. Come on over for a bbq someday and you’ll totally understand.

What would our Father’s Day #manfoodweek be without dessert?

And the only dessert that comes to mind when I think of my daddy is Boston Cream Pie.

I’m pretty sure it’s the only dessert that I’ve ever seen my dad eat. Well, except for those little mini eclairs you get in the refrigerated aisle. So, let’s roll up the sleeves and get to work on this Boston Cream Pie, because this recipe is a little long-winded. But if you break it down, it’s not really that much work.

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To the men in our lives. Enjoy this Boston cream pie, and happy Father’s Day. 🙂



Thursday 20th of August 2015

5 STARS Just made this cake for my brother's birthday today! It came out perfect, thanks so much for the recipe!


Thursday 20th of August 2015

Awesome! I am so happy that you tried this and were able to celebrate together :D Cheers!

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Saturday 6th of August 2011

I love boston cream pie! I have to give this one a shot! :)

The Minister

Monday 4th of July 2011

Boston in the hizouse! Although, I never understood what a Boston cream pie has to do with Boston!


Wednesday 29th of June 2011

I tried to make this cake but it was kind of a disaster. This is definitely for the advanced baker! My sponge cake did not rise much and was kind of tough. I assume has something to do with eggs, maybe I didn't beat them enough or was to rough when folding in the flour. The pastry cream was not thick enough (maybe I should have cooked it longer) and when I put the layers together it started oozing out the sides. To make matters worse, I decided to make white chocolate frosting rather than the chocolate glaze, and I guess the weight of it was too much and the pastry cream really went everywhere. Basicially a cake wreck. However, I did manage to paste it back together and it did get eaten and people did have enough decency to say they liked it. Oh well, the cake you made is still lovely and I enjoyed trying. Not sure if I will try again to try to conquer this white whale or just move on.


Thursday 30th of June 2011

I am so sorry to hear that the Boston Cream Pie didn't work out for you! However, I am happy that you did stick with it and try tried. I have had more then one baking disaster and think I am far from being any where close to a baking master. The week before making this I failed completely at a lemon curd and had to try again - what a waste of eggs! It could have been playing with the curd though, that gave me a feel for the pastry cream. Beating the eggs for the sponge cake I know I learned from two failed angel food cakes that I have made in the past. I thought the eggs were beaten only to find a deflated angel food cake when I flipped the pan. Tried again, same results. I finally got it right on the third try (after receiving my kitchenaid and making it do all the hard work).


Sunday 19th of June 2011

All I want in life is this cake in front of me. now.