Everybody has a favorite dessert. Most folks have a sweet heart. Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly. Being the logical person that I am, I took those three facts into consideration when I made this Boston Crème Pie recipe recently.
Remember that romance means something different to everybody. So approach your romantic dinner and dessert from the perspective of your sweetheart. Consider the question: “What would they love?” in the planning of your evening.
If your sweetheart is a morning person, maybe breakfast served with flair would be romantic. If they are allergic to chocolate, then you’ll want to choose sweet treats that appeal to their preferences. Romance doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Light a candle, place a tablecloth on the kitchen table, use the good dishes, put some soft music on and wear an outfit that becomes you. Romance will follow.
Boston Crème Pie
1 package Yellow Cake Mix prepared according to package
1 box French Vanilla Instant Pudding prepared according to package
1 can Chocolate Frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare cake according to package directions. Bake in two 9-inch round pans. Set frosting container on stovetop to warm while cake bakes. Cool cakes after removing from oven. Prepare pudding according to package directions. Place one cake on plate. Using long knife or piece of thread, slice cake in half horizontally. Layer pudding and cake halves. Frost top of cake with chocolate icing. Allow icing to drip down the sides of cake. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
Approximate Nutritional Information: Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481, Total Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 595mg, Total Carbs: 84g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g
Make It a Meal: Serve this dessert with a romantic dinner for your sweet heart on Valentine’s Day, their birthday, your anniversary or any other special day. Serve with your favorite strong coffee or sweet red wine.
To make this dessert extra special, I used some super heart shaped pans. I have a 5-inch heart shaped pan and a whole bunch of cupcake size pans that make up individual serving sized cakes.
Instead of your regular 8-inch round pans, you can use an 8-inch heart pan. My mom has a set of these and we’ve sure gotten our money’s worth in use over the years. If you can’t get your hands on heart shaped pans, you can cut a heart shape out of your round cakes. That’s what I did for this cake. I didn’t plan far enough ahead to borrow mom’s pans!
Simply take a piece of paper and draw a heart on it, or print one from a website. Lay the paper on top of a single layer of cake, and cut around the pattern. For best results, wait until the cake is completely cooled.
Variations: Place sliced strawberries or cherries inside with the cream layer. Add a few drops of red food coloring to your vanilla pudding to turn the cream pink. Use a strawberry or cherry cake mix instead of yellow cake. Instead of chocolate icing, use vanilla or strawberry frosting.
Remember that romance means something different to everybody. You’ll want to put a little thought into planning your romantic meal. My husband was thrilled that I picked his favorite dessert and made it special for him! Just wait ’til Valentine’s Day, honey!