Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

Chocolate Boston Cream Pie

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Filling, recipe follows
Satiny Chocolate Glaze, recipe follows

Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour one 9 inch round baking pan. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda in large bowl. Add butter, milk, egg and vanilla. Beat on low speed of mixer until all ingredients are moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare chocolate filling. Cut cake into two thin layers. Place one layer on serving plate; spread filling over layer. Top with remaining layer. Prepare satiny chocolate glaze. Pour onto top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down sides. Refrigerate until serving time. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake. 8 servings.

Chocolate Filling

1 1/2 cups light cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir together sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in medium saucepan; gradually stir in light cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool completely.

Satiny Chocolate Glaze

2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon corn syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat water, butter and corn syrup in small saucepan to boiling. Remove from heat; immediately stir in cocoa. With whisk, gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth; cool slightly.

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