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Nuke Your Boston Cream Pie

Nuke Your Boston Cream Pie

microwave.jpgPerhaps you're just a lukewarm fan of the Pats. You dig Plymouth Rock, the Boston Tea Party sounded like a hoot and Sam Adams is reliably drinkable. But you're not a die-hard. Maybe you're just rooting against the Giants. Rather than going for a big shebang recipe, embrace your inner fair-weathered fan. Play it cool with a microwavable Boston Cream Pie. Absolutely no ovens involved.

Cookbook Wiki, an open source cookbook that's not actually affiliated with the real Wikipedia one, has a recipe speaking to this. After experimenting with the oven-free concept the other night, some of us discovered that microwaved eggs can yield weirdness. Burping may ensue, but hopefully not salmonella poisoning.

Nuke Your Boston Cream Pie

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About This Recipe

Yield:1 pie
This recipe appears in: Serious Eats Super Bowl Party Food Round Up

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pack yellow cake mix

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a medium-sized heat-resistant, non-metallic bowl (very complicated given the microwave venue), combine sugar, flour, egg and 1/4 cup milk together.

  2. 2

    Heat this uncovered bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes or until sauce is thick and smooth. Stir every 30 seconds.

  3. 3

    Place in fridge to chill.

  4. 4

    In a 1-quart heat-resistant non-metallic measuring cup, combine honey, chocolate pieces and butter. Heat cup (uncovered like above) in microwave for 2.5 to 3 minutes until chocolate melts. Stir occasionally.

  5. 5

    Gradually stir in milk and vanilla. Blend well.

  6. 6

    Heat (again uncovered) in microwave for 1.5 minutes. Chill in fridge. While custard and topping cool, prepare cake mix according to the package's normal directions.

  7. 7

    Grease two 8-inch heat-resistant, non-metallic cake pans. Or use a bunch of mini baking cups, as pictured here. Divide batter between each cake pan (or cups) and cover each with clear plastic wrap. Heat in microwave for 6 minutes, or until the toothpick test is successful (when it comes out un-gooey). If using cups, make sure to spread them out to the microwave's periphery. They have a much higher burning potential in the center.

  8. 8

    Invert cakes onto a cooling rack, mildly root for the Pats and enjoy!

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