Holiday Almanac December 17: Boston Cream Pie

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I never had a Boston Cream Pie before today, and now I feel like I've been missing out.

Moist, light cake sandwiching a thick layer of vanilla custard, all topped with a dark layer of bittersweet chocolate ganache? Yes, please.

Since the Holiday Almanac recommended using Betty Crocker's Boston Cream Pie mix (which possibly doesn't exist at all anymore, and definitely doesn't exist in a country that only knows Boston as the location of the infamous tea party), I used a Martha Stewart recipe you can find here, which dirtied nearly every bowl I own, but the results were so worth it.

The verdict:

4 spoons out of five. This cake is insanely delicious and a great change of pace after the heavy desserts that tend to pop out this time of year. But I took it down a spoon because I have a sneaking suspicion that it's not going to save well overnight in the fridge and the cake might get soggy.