Boston Butter Cake Simple + Deli
Everything you like about Boston Butter Donuts and Pies, in the form of a cool butter pudding poke cake!
This Boston butter cake has a fantastic texture and taste. Most importantly, it is made entirely from the boxed mixture-simple! ! For more delicious cakes, try Root Beer Floating Ice Cream Cake, Mississippi Mud Cake or Caramel Cake.
Boston Butter Cake
This Boston Butter Cake recipe was actually recommended by my husband, and his favorite doughnut happens to be the Boston Butter Donut (which is also my favorite!).
The Boston Butter Donut was actually created after the famous Boston Butter Pie. It is not a pie at all, but a cake! The rich classic desserts include vanilla custard sandwiched between two yellow cake layers, topped with chocolate ganache or icing.
If you like Boston cream pie or doughnuts, I promise you will like this recipe. It has all the same ingredients: yellow cake, vanilla cream (pudding in this case) and chocolate topping (also pudding in this recipe).
The best part is that it only requires 3 boxes of the mix, plus the few ingredients needed for the mix. Talk simple! ! The hardest part is to wait patiently for the poke cake to refrigerate for 30 minutes. Do you know what I mean? 😉
How to make a Boston butter cake
cake. Follow the instructions to make the cake in a 9×13 pan. While the cake is still warm, poke a few holes in the cake with the end of a large wooden spoon.
Vanilla pudding. Follow the instructions to make French vanilla pudding. Wait a moment, let it thicken a bit, then pour it on the cake, making sure it fills all the holes.
chocolate pudding. Follow the instructions to make the chocolate pudding. Pour on the cake and vanilla pudding layer and use it as frosting or ganache.
tip. This step may be easier if you refrigerate the cake for a while after pouring the first layer of pudding.
Please enjoy! Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow all pudding to set, then refrigerate. Please enjoy!
It really is that simple! Like I said, it tastes like a Boston butter donut, but in the form of a moist butter cake. Poke holes in the cake to allow the pudding to penetrate into the cake and give it a very good consistency. This is what makes the poke cake so delicious!
Poke CAke variant + storage information
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Shop This cake has been covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Drink cold to avoid melting of the cream.
freeze After wrapping the cake twice in plastic wrap and a layer of foil, it can be stored for 3-4 months. If needed, you can make this cake one day in advance. This will give the pudding time to dip into the cake. If you do anything in advance, you may make the cake too wet.
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Preparation time 15 minutes
30 minutes cooking time
Total time 45 minutes
Calories 204 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 box French vanilla pudding (5.9 ounces)
- 1 box of chocolate pudding (5.9 ounces)
- 4 cups milk
Follow the instructions to make the cake in a 9×13 pan.
When the cake is still half warm, poke holes in the cake with the end of a large wooden spoon.
Follow the instructions to make French vanilla pudding. Wait a while for it to thicken a bit, then pour it on the cake, making sure it fills the holes.
Follow the instructions to make the chocolate pudding. Pour it on the cake too.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then refrigerate.
The photo of this recipe was retaken by Alicia of The Baker Upstairs.