Chocolate Orange Boston Cream Pie Recipe!

This. Was absolutely marvelous. If I tell you that my Dad laughed in the face of seconds and carried straight on to fifths, you might be half way to understanding how delicious this cake was. Especially with our impromptu chocolate orange topping (which you can leave normal chocolate if you prefer). Make this cake. Really, truly, seriously, have a bake.

Ingredients for the cake: 225g plain flour  //  1 tbsp baking powder  //  pinch of salt  //  115g softened butter  //  200g caster sugar  //  2 eggs  //  1 tsp vanilla extract  //  175 ml milk

Ingredients for the filling: 250ml milk  //  3 egg yolks  //  90g caster sugar  //  25g plain flour //  1 tbsp butter //  1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for chocolate glaze: 25g Terry's chocolate orange  //  1 tbsp butter  //  50g icing sugar  //  1 tbsp vanilla extract  //  1 tbsp hot water

Method:  (Cake) Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Grease and line two cake tins. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and then add the eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract and milk. Slowly add the sifted flour and then the baking powder. Divide batter into the tins and bake for 25-30 minutes. Simple.

(Filling) Heat the milk to boiling point in a small pan. In another heat bowl, beat the egg yolks and gradually add the flower. Add the warm milk to the yolks and the flour, beating constantly. When mixed in, put this mixture into a bain marie and stir constantly until thickened (this takes a while so be patient!). Then remove from heat. Stir in the softened butter and vanilla extract and leave to cool.

(Chocolate glaze) Melt the chocolate and butter in a bain-marie. When melted, remove from heat and add icing sugar and vanilla extract. If needed, add some hot water to give a spreadable consistency.

Allow everything to cool properly and then assemble your cake (you may need to flatten the tops of the sponges by cutting them off if you're a fussy cake maker!). Sponge,  custard filling, sponge, then chocolate glaze. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top for effect. We put some more Terry's chocolate orange segments ontop too because who wouldn't want more Terry's. And there you have it, my dad's new favourite sweet treat. FYI - the cake it makes is quite small (for my standards anyway), so I would advise baking two, or three or four if you want to be eating it for days - which you do - because this lasted about 3 minutes in my house.



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