Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

You are going to thank me for this quick and easy dessert I am showing you here this morning.   Boston Cream Pie Parfaits.  

Not only do them embody all that is pretty tasty about Boston Cream Pie, but they are quick and easy to make as well!

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

I always have a couple of slabs of Madeira Cake in the freezer.   It's very similar to North American pound cake.   

I also keep several cartons of ready made custard in the larder.

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

They come in really handy when it comes to throwing together simple desserts at the last minute like these delicious parfaits!


 Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

Chocolate sauce is the only other ingredient.  I prefer to make my own, but if you want you can keep a simple chocolate sauce in the larder as well, ready to use at the drop of a hat.  

But in all truth, this chocolate sauce is so simple to make, you will be making it all time, even just to eat spooned over ice cream.  It's that good and that easy!

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

These three ingredients layered in a glass make for a very delicious dessert that will have everyone around your table ooohing and aaahing!  

I guarantee!  They will think you are a perfect genius!

 Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

*Boston Cream Pie Parfaits*
Serves 4

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest which inspired me and I decided to create my own thing, which (except for the sauce) relies on store cupboard ingredients for a quick and easy dessert that can be thrown together at the last minute! 

1 slab of madiera cake cut into cubes
(about 2 cups of pound cake cubes)
1 (4 serving size) carton of ready made custard
(In America use a 4 serving size carton of vanilla pudding) 

for the sauce:
50g of good chocolate, broken into bits (about 2 ounces)
(with at least 70% cocoa solids)
25g of butter (1 3/4 TBS)
125ml of double cream (generous half cup)
1 TBS sugar 

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits 

Place the chocolate into a bowl and set over a pot of almost simmering water, taking care not to allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water.   Allow to melt.  

While it is melting, measure out the remaining sauce ingredients into a medium sized microwavable measuring jug.  Heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds.  Whisk together until smooth and the butter has melted.  Whisk in the melted chocolate to combine completely.  Allow to cool slightly.

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

Layer the ingredients in dessert glasses beginning with cake, custard, chocolate sauce, cake, custard, chocolate sauce.  Place in the refrigerator to chill until needed.  Delicious!


  1. The glasses:) such a pretty presentation!

  2. I do love those glasses Monique. I have a jug to match! So pretty! xoxo

  3. Would this be good with butterscotch or carmel?

    1. I can't see why not Cynthia, although technically it couldn't be called Boston Cream Pie, but I am sure it would be delicious! xo

  4. This sounds delicious!!!!definitely trying!


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