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Boston Cream Pie with Boxed Cake Mix

Using cake mix and pudding mix makes this Boston cream pie recipe the easiest you'll ever try!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: boston cream pie, boston cream pie cake, cake mix recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 15.25 oz box of vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tbsp melted butter


  • 1 ¼ cup cold whole milk
  • 1 3.4 oz box of vanilla instant pudding

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease two 9 inch cake pans.
  • Make the cake batter by whisking the cake mix, whole milk and eggs together until smooth. Slowly whisk in the butter.
  • Pour the cake batter into the two greased cake pans then bake for 20-25 minutes. The cakes should be golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean, with no stick batter.
  • Let the cakes cool.
  • Once the cakes have cooled, gently cut the top off of each cake to make them level. You can discard (or eat) the cake tops.
  • Make the vanilla pudding by whisking the cold milk and instant pudding together. The pudding will start to get thick right away. Cover and refrigerate the pudding until you are ready to use it.
  • Once the cakes are cooled, pop them out of the pans. Place one of the cakes on a cake board or large plate.
  • Scoop the cold vanilla pudding over the top of the cake on the plate, making it as even as possible.
  • Place the second cake on top of the pudding covered cake.
  • Place the mini dark chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl.
  • Pour the heavy cream in a second, microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Keep an eye on the cream as it heats to make sure it doesn’t bubble over in the microwave.
  • Pour the hot heavy cream over the mini chocolate chips and let sit for one minute.
  • Whisk the chocolate into the cream until smooth.
  • Pour the smooth chocolate glaze over the cake, covering the top and letting it drip down the sides a little bit.
  • Place the cake in the fridge until you are ready to slice and serve!


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg