By now you’ve probably figured out that Boston Cream Pie isn’t a pie at all. Invented at the Parker House Hotel in Boston – and now the official dessert of Massachusetts – the dessert is so named because it was more common back in the day to bake a cake in a pie tin rather than a cake pan. Honestly, it’s hard to find a good piece of Boston Cream Pie – even in Boston. Like the whoopie pie, there are a lot of terrible reproductions.
A good piece of Boston Cream Pie should be light, almost cloud-like, with a fluffy cake, a creamy but airy filling and topped with fine bittersweet chocolate.
This year, Boston Cream Pie is our anniversary cake.
So tell me, whether you’re married or not, what does your ideal anniversary look like? Does it involve dessert?
Boston Cream Pie (Adapted from Chef Bo Friberg)