*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                              Boston Cream Pie
 Recipe By     : Southern Living Five-Star Recipe Collection
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      Cup           Butter or margarine -- softened
    1      Cup           Sugar
    3                    Eggs
    2      Cups          Sifted cake flour
    2      Tsps          Baking powder
      1/4  Tsp           Salt
      1/2  Cup           Milk
    2      Tsps          Vanilla extract
                         -----CREAM FILLING-----
      1/2  c             Sugar
      1/4  c             Cornstarch
      1/4  tsp           Salt
    2      c             Milk
    4                    Egg yolks -- lightly beaten
    1      tsp           Vanilla extract
                         -----CHOCOLATE GLAZE-----
    2      tbsp          Butter or margarine
    1      1 oz square   Unsweetened chocolate
    1      c             Sifted powdered sugar
    2      tbsp          Boiling water
    Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an
 electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture  alternately
 with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after  each addition.
 Stir in vanilla.
    Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at
 350~ for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes  out
 clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool  completely
 on wire racks.
    Spread cream filling between cake layers. Spread chocolate glaze over  top
 of cake, letting excess drip down sides of cake. Chill until ready to  serve.
    Yield:  8 to 10 servings
    CREAM FILLING:  Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a heavy saucepan.
 Add milk and egg yolks, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. Cook over
 medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil; boil 1
 minute or until mixture is thickened, stirring constantly; remove from  heat.
 Stir in vanilla; let cool completely.
    Yield:  2 1/2 cups
    CHOCOLATE GLAZE:  Combine butter and chocolate in top of a double  boiler;
 bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate  melts,
 stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly. Add sugar and water,  beating until
    Yield:  1/2 cup
    Typed for you by Marjorie Scofield     8/20/96
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