ChocoBosto Cream Pie

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We all know John is a bit finicky with what he eats (health-nut), so when the man lets me know he likes something (bad for him) I do my best to remake it into something he will actually eat (not so bad for him). I've had this discussion with you before... but the man loves boston cream pie, personally I can't understand it, that creamy white filling creeps me out something fierce!

Today is actually the little health nuts birthday! Happy Birthday John!! I didn't make this for today but don't you worry he got something even better (you'll have to wait to see it).

Choco-Bosto Cream Pie
recipe by ::steph chows:: with some help marked below


Cake:

1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup white sugar (I used splenda)
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup Hershey's 100% Cocoa Special Dark
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Preheat over to 350 F
Mix apple sauce, sugar (and/or) splenda, vanilla, beat in egg
In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
Add flour mixture to wet mixture a little at a time. Spoon batter into greased 8" spring form pan
Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Set aside and let cool completely.


Filling:

Direct from CookingLight


Icing (I'm not sure where I wrote this down from... but I'd probably use something different next time, this one was ok though)

1/3 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbs canola oil
1 cup powdered sugar


Place chips and oil in a heavy bottom pan, stir and cook over medium heat until melted, remove from heat and stir in sugar.


Assembly/Toppings

With a sharp long knife cut your cake in half (this is the hard part) place on a nice plate and then slather on all the filling, top with other cake half and then drizzle chocolate frosting over top. Toss on some toasted hazelnuts for some flair... or anything else you have laying around.. sprinkles... bacon.. you know, whatever you've got :)

17 chews:

Jeanne said...

Happy birthday John!
Can't wait to see what else you made.

Kat said...

Absolutely, a health-nut's pie needs sprinkles of bacon. Word!

stephchows said...

HA Kat I was wondering if anyone would notice the bacon comment!!

Natalie said...

WHOA. i keep telling myself to buy special dark cocoa powder. here's another reason why!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday to John! This looks like an interesting version of BCP!

Wow! This looks awesome. I couldn't believe it when I read the recipe that you've made it more healthy! Gotta try this.

Tracy said...

This looks amazing! I'd totally add the bacon, mmm. Happy birthday to John!!! :-)

Meaghan Luby said...

this is AWESOME! ha, bacon? win. thanks for sharing :)
love this, love you! .meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

Wow, we were just talking about making a chocolate boston cream pie the other day. :) it looks great! i wandered over here from tastespotting via seaweed salad and was surprised to see you're in wny! me too. 'wegmans' was my first clue. i'm glad i found your blog, it looks fun. :)

Medeja said...

It looks very delicious and nice :)

stephchows said...

thanks so much everyone! you all rock!

Firefly said...

Happy B-day :) That pie looks so good and yummy :)

Oh yum! Everything about this sounds amazing.

Oh yum! Everything about this sounds amazing.

Meaghan Luby said...

this is AWESOME! ha, bacon? win. thanks for sharing :)
love this, love you! .meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com/

Wow! This looks awesome. I couldn't believe it when I read the recipe that you've made it more healthy! Gotta try this.

Natalie said...

WHOA. i keep telling myself to buy special dark cocoa powder. here's another reason why!

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