Boston Cream Pie

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  1. PASTRY CREAM FILLING: In a medium saucepan combine milk and 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar until well combined. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Whisk in cornstarch, 1 tablespoon at a time until fully incorporated.
  2. While whisking egg mixture constantly, slowly add 1 cup of the heated milk to the egg mixture. Strain this mixture milk remaining in saucepan. Continue cooking over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil, 4-6 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl, and cover with plastic wrap pressing wrap against the filling to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to overnight.
  4. FOR THE CAKE: Lightly butter a 9x2-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper. Butter parchment and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  6. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk atachment, whisk eggs and egg yolks on medium speed for 1 minute. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, heat milk and butter until hot in a small saucepan, over medium heat, being careful not to boil the milk. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. With mixer still running, slowly add hot milk to egg mixture. Gradually add flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing until incorporated. Transfer to prepared pan.
  8. Bake cake is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, leaving the cake bottom side up. Let cool completely.
  9. CHOCOLATE GLAZE: In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a full boil.
  10. Place chocolate in a medium bowl, and pour cream over chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted and well combined. Set aside to cool slightly about 10 minutes.
  11. TO ASSEMBLE: Remove Pastry Cream from refrigerator. Beat with a stiff whisk until smooth.
  12. Split cake in two even layers; spread bottom half with pastry cream filling. Top with remaining layer.
  13. Pour Glaze over center of cake, allowing it to spread, covering top and dripping down the sides. Chill cake 20 minutes before serving.

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