This moist cake filled with velvety pastry cream and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache will be your new favorite dessert. Everyone will be begging for a second slice of this Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake.
I’ve recently mentioned how much I fell in love with the concept of poke cakes, right? I’ve been thinking about all the ways I can make poke cakes into something seriously delicious and amazing.
This Boston cream pie poke cake has been on my mind for a while and I’ve finally made it. Lucky for me, it turned out even better than what I could ever have imagined.
I used the same base as my cannoli poke cake instead of a traditional hot milk sponge cake used in Boston cream pies. This is because it is sturdy enough to hold up to being poked and filled while also remaining light and fluffy.
It makes it perfect to be filled with the pastry cream to create pockets of delicious. The longer the cake sits out, the better it gets as the flavors of the pastry cream seep into the cake more.
I recommend making the cake the day before you plan to serve it, adding the ganache just prior to serving. Just bake the cake, fill the holes with the pastry cream, and let it sit overnight.
Refill the holes as needed, then when you are ready to serve, top with the ganache. If you can’t let it sit that long, it is perfectly fine! The cake will still be incredibly delicious!
You can store the finished and assembled cake covered for up to three days at room temperature. You can prepare the different components of the cake ahead of time.
The plain cake can be frozen if stored in an airtight container. The pastry cream and ganache should be stored in airtight containers and the pastry cream should remain refrigerated.
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