Amaretto Boston Cream Pie
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (75 grams) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon (13 grams) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams)
  • 3 large egg yolks (56 grams)
  • 2 cups (200 grams) cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
  • ⅓ cup (80 grams) whole buttermilk
  • ½ cup (120 grams) heavy whipping cream
  • Amaretto Pastry Cream (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup (113 grams) sliced almonds, toasted
  • Chocolate Ganache (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C). Spray a tall-sided 9-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add oil, extracts, and salt, beating just until combined. Add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.
  4. In another medium bowl, beat cream with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Fold whipped cream into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake until light golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Using a serrated knife, cut cake in half horizontally. Spread all but ¼ cup Amaretto Pastry Cream onto one cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer. Coat sides of cake with an even layer of remaining Amaretto Pastry Cream, and press sliced almonds onto sides of cake. Pour Chocolate Ganache over top of cake. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Serve at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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