Boston Cream Pie Fudge is an innovative and delightful dessert that marries the classic flavors of Boston Cream Pie with the creamy texture of fudge. This unique sweet treat takes the beloved elements of the traditional cake – creamy vanilla and rich chocolate – and transforms them into an irresistible fudge form. The result is a decadent, smooth fudge with layers of vanilla and chocolate, topped with a glossy chocolate coating. It’s perfect for special occasions, as a gift, or simply for satisfying your sweet tooth.
For the Fudge:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 (7 oz) container marshmallow creme
- 3 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
For the Topping:
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Step 1: Prepare the Fudge Base
In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of granulated sugar, 4 ounces of unsalted butter, and ½ cup of heavy cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture starts to boil. Continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously.
Step 2: Add White Chocolate and Marshmallow Creme
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in 2 cups of white chocolate chips and 1 container of marshmallow creme. Mix well until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: Divide the Mixture for Layers
Divide the mixture into two equal parts in separate bowls. To one part, add 3 tablespoons of vanilla instant pudding mix and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix well until the pudding mix is completely incorporated.
Step 4: Add Cocoa Powder to Second Layer
To the second part of the mixture, add 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix well until the cocoa is fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
Step 5: Layer the Fudge
Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal. Pour the vanilla layer into the pan, smoothing it out with a spatula. Gently pour the chocolate layer on top of the vanilla layer, smoothing it out carefully.
Step 6: Prepare the Chocolate Topping
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Step 7: Add the Topping and Chill
Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the fudge, spreading it evenly. Place the pan in the refrigerator and let the fudge set for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
Step 8: Cut and Serve
Once the fudge is set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift it out of the pan. Cut the fudge into squares using a sharp knife. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
- It’s important to stir the fudge continuously while cooking to prevent burning and to ensure a smooth texture.
Boston Cream Pie Fudge can be served as a standalone sweet treat or as part of a dessert platter. It pairs beautifully with coffee or tea and makes an excellent after-dinner treat or a special snack during the holidays.
- Consistency of Fudge: Ensure the fudge mixture reaches the correct consistency before removing it from the heat for a smooth and creamy texture.
- Layering: Be gentle when layering the fudge to maintain distinct layers of vanilla and chocolate.
- Storing: Store the fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its texture.
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Chill Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 250-300 per serving (varies based on the size of the squares and specific ingredients used)
- Protein: 2-3g per serving
- Sodium: Varies based on the ingredients used
Boston Cream Pie Fudge is a luxurious and mouthwatering treat that combines the classic flavors of Boston Cream Pie in a rich and creamy fudge format. This recipe is a delightful way to enjoy the essence of the traditional dessert with a twist, making it a hit for those who love both fudge and Boston Cream Pie. Whether you’re serving it at a party, as a holiday treat, or just indulging in a sweet craving, this fudge is sure to satisfy.