Boston Cream Pie

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Boston Cream Pie

There's an unwavering appeal to the Boston Cream Pie's two layers of golden sponge cake sandwiching thick custard, all topped with a glossy layer of chocolate.Penny de los Santos

The French pastry chef who invented the Boston cream pie at the city's Parker House Hotel probably didn't anticipate that, well over a century later, the cake would still be around, sold in supermarkets, interpreted as cupcakes, as ice cream, even finding prominence as a doughnut flavor. But there's an unwavering appeal to those two layers of golden sponge cake sandwiching thick custard, all topped with a glossy layer of chocolate—technically, it's not a pie at all. We're not surprised by its popularity, or its staying power. In fact, we'd rather not imagine a world without it.