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Martha Stewart's Boston Cream Pie
Originally invented in the 1800's at Boston's Parker House Hotel, the Boston Cream Pie has earned its rightful reputation as a classic American dessert. It's a beauty of a cake, with two moist, spongy layers of butter cake creating a sandwich with a thick layer of vanilla custard in the center and a luscious slathering of chocolate ganache over the top. Unlike many layer cakes, the layers are exposed, giving it a raw, rustic appearance. I've tested many different recipes, and I've decided that I like this one from Martha Stewart's Everyday Living best of all, because the cake is moist while still holding its shape. If you're short on time, substitute instant vanilla pudding for the pastry cream.
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