This cake was a winner. I mean...seriously, I had one of my taste testers telling me she was going to lick her plate after she finished her slice. I had 3 (that's right!), 3 people text me that afternoon telling me they wanted the recipe. This cake was devoured by my friends. Boston Cream Pie is a cake (not a pie) that is yellow based with yellow pudding inside and chocolate frosting...really and truly, how can you not like that? My version is so simple too...
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
2 cups prepared vanilla pudding (see comments below)
1 can of chocolate frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling.
Once the cake is cool, take the handle end of a wooden spoon and poke holes around the top of the cake. Spoon pudding over the top of the cake and over the holes (see picture below). Allow cake to sit in refrigerator at least one hour. Take the lid and foil off of your frosting and microwave 10-15 seconds. Remove cake from fridge and spoon chocolate frosting down over the top of the vanilla pudding. Slice and serve.
I just bought an extra box of vanilla pudding and whipped up a batch to use in this recipe. You could totally use a few of your kids' vanilla pudding cups instead. You need about 2 cups of prepared pudding...so either way, would be fine. I just spooned the pudding right down over the top making sure to cover the holes so that the pudding seeped through.
This is my little photography assistant. Always helping in the kitchen and with my photos. Love her!