Easiest Boston Cream Poke Cake

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This is such a quick and easy cake to bake a cake that you can hand this one off to some other member of the family and kick your feet back and let them handle the show from start to finish. This Boston Cream Poke Cake is an easy peasy blend of commercial mixes that makes your job light and guarantees good results every time. It uses a yellow cake mix, a couple of pudding mixes and even prepared frosting so that you can pull this dessert together in no time flat. Don't you just love cake recipes like this, that don't require a ton of effort? Especially if you don't have the time or the patience to bake a cake that has many layers and lots of decorations on it. This is one of those cake recipes that is great to make whenever for whatever occasion. You don't need an excuse to make this cake, it can be made any day of the week even if it is just for a nice, sweet treat.

This cake is a Boston Cream style cake. Boston Cream Pie is a misnomer, really, since it has always actually been a cake, and never a pie. It combines a sponge cake filled with cream or custard that is in the middle of the cake, and then the entire thing is frosted. The cake can be served at room temperature, but I think chilled is much better for a cake that contains pudding or cream especially if it is a warm day. But you can decide which your family prefers. This is an old cake, thought to have been first developed in the mid-1800s, in Boston, of course which you may have guessed from the name of the dessert already. It may have been a take off on Washington Pie, a jam-filled cake that was topped with icing sugar.

As with so many things, as chefs worked to create their signature dishes, the jam got replaced with custard, and the sprinkle of icing sugar with chocolate icing. However, it came about, we can be grateful that it did because this is a lovely cake in its original form. This quick version can help you to prepare an equally lovely dessert that can be served in summer or winter and that you can hope most people will likely enjoy. The poke technique ensures that the cake will be very moist throughout, and that you will have a delicious bite of the cream with every bite of cake. Plus, look very attractive when it is cut. You may have also heard or tried the Boston creme donut at a donut shop before. This donut is a salute to the original Boston Creme pie or cake and is made out of a plain donut that is filled with a custard creme filling and then dipped in chocolate. Biting into one of these kinds of donuts is sure to end up to be a little messy, but thats ok, sometimes the messiest things are the best.

This would be a great recipe to make for someone's birthday if they love Boston creme donuts. They would be so happy and eager to try it out to see how delicious of a cake recipe it is. Thank you to Jen of the Cincy Shopper food blog for this great Boston Cream Poke Cake that gets its name from all of the holes poked in it for the filling to go into. Check out the other recipes Jen has on her awesome website. She features some great appetizer recipes, breakfast recipes, drink recipes, copy cat recipes where she tries to replicate the kinds of recipes that she tries at cafes or restaurants. She also has some really awesome lunch and dinner recipes as well as slow cooker recipes which always come in handy.*

Nutrition Facts for: Easiest Boston Cream Poke Cake from Cincy Shopper
Ingredients: Yellow cake mix,(plus box ingredients), instant vanilla pudding mix, milk, container Chocolate Frosting.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 330, Calories from Fat 83, Total Fat 9.2g 14%, Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%, Cholesterol 6mg 2%, Sodium 521mg 22%, Potassium 125mg 4%, Carbohydrates 58.5g 20%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 44.4g, Protein 3.4g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 12%,Iron 4%

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