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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

When I think of Valentine's day................

rich dark chocolate is the first thing that pops into my mind!
How about you? What is your favorite flavor on Valentine's day? Strawberries? Cinnamon candies Perhaps?
I would love to hear!
I hope you all have a sweet Valentine's day! 
Here is a rich, chocolaty dessert, perfect for the occasion! Enjoy!

All-Chocolate Boston Cream Pie
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE FILLING (recipe follows)

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour one 9-inch round baking pan.
2 Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda in large bowl. Add butter, milk, egg and vanilla. Beat on low speed of mixer until all ingredients are moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare CHOCOLATE FILLING. Cut cake into two thin layers. Place one layer on serving plate; spread filling over layer. Top with remaining layer.
4 Prepare SATINY CHOCOLATE GLAZE. Pour onto top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down sides. Refrigerate until serving time. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake. 8 servings. CHOCOLATE FILLING 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1-1/2 cups light cream 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Stir together sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in medium saucepan; gradually stir in light cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool completely. SATINY CHOCOLATE GLAZE 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tablespoon corn syrup 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Heat water, butter and corn syrup in small saucepan to boiling. Remove from heat; immediately stir in cocoa. With whisk, gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth; cool slightly.


Mountain Mama said...

Thank you for sharing this! My husband loves Boston Cream Pie and we both LOVE chocolate, so I'm definetely going to make this for Valentine's Day! I know our little guy will love it too :)

DayPhoto said...

OH! Joy! OH! Wonderful! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!