This recipe appears in:Serious Eats Super Bowl Party Food Round Up
Perhaps 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.
- 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
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.
Heat this uncovered bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes or until sauce is thick and smooth. Stir every 30 seconds.
Place in fridge to chill.
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.
Gradually stir in milk and vanilla. Blend well.
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.
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.
Invert cakes onto a cooling rack, mildly root for the Pats and enjoy!