B is for Boston Cream Poke Cake

I found this recipe on a post in Facebook.  You can find original recipe using boxed cake and store bought frosting by following this link: Cincy Shopper . com Her page has the recipe with instructions using the boxed cake mix and store bought frosting.

Below I have the instructions for the way I made this recipe making the cake and frosting from scratch

Easy Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake Ingredients

.Ingredients for the Yellow Cake

  • 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

1_Dry Ing in bowl

Combine dry ingredients in mixer bowl      .

Add shortening, milk, and vanilla and gently mix together for 1 min.

Add eggs gently mix to combine for 30 seconds then beat on High for 1 min..

7_pour into pans

Pour batter into two greased and floured 8- or 9″ round baking pans (I used 9X9 square baking pans which ended up being a little too large making one cake thicker then the other.

Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack (in pan) till just lightly warm.

8_poke holes

Use spoon handle to poke holes evenly across cakes.

Use 2 boxes of Vanilla pudding for the next step.

Combine 4 cups milk and pudding mix and whisk until well blended.

Pour pudding over cakes making sure it gets down into holes.
Refrigerate cake for several hours to allow pudding to settle and set up.

Prepare frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1⁄3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup whipping cream or evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄3 cup cocoa
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • Low-fat milk, if necessary


20160208_142508Place butter in mixer bowl beat about 1 minute, or until creamy. Stop and scrape bowl.

Add cream, vanilla, salt.

Mix 1⁄3 cup cocoa with 1 cup powdered sugar in small bowl and add to Butter mixture.  Mix on medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes, or until well blended.



Gradually add remaining 3 cups powdered sugar and mix until blended.


Add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary beat at medium speed about 1 minute, or until smooth.


Microwave for 15 seconds and stir. Repeat this until frosting is pourable.
Pour over pudding layer and spread with spatula to cover completely.
Refrigerate for at least several more hours.


Serve and Enjoy


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Shawna says:

    This sounds delicious!
    I love Boston Cream donuts 🙂

    You will have to let me know how it tastes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deestough says:

      Yes we love the donuts as well which I why I decided to try it. I will update once my picky eater tries it and gives it his rating.


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