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December 16, 2013 10:41 ET

The Best Boston Pie Is Actually a Cake

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - Boston is the historic home to many great things, but perhaps the sweetest is the Boston Cream Pie. Before your next trip to the city, you can find out why this confection was named the official state dessert, when you check out Marriott's new infographic about this sweet treat.

The Champ

In 1996, Boston Cream Pie was named the state dessert for Massachusetts, beating out Toll House cookies and Indian pudding. With two layers of yellow cake separated by a thick layer of custard and covered in chocolate ganache, it's no wonder this treat is Boston's favorite.

Behind the Name

While Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake, it was originally made in pie tins, which in the 19th century (when the recipe was created) were more common than cake pans. No matter how you classify it, you can certainly call it delicious.

Then and Now

Little about the recipe has changed since it was first created in 1856 by French Chef Sanzian of the Parker House Hotel. And while the dessert isn't mass-produced in Boston, you can find it on menus all over the city. Boston hotels, restaurants and delis offer it regularly; but for the very best, get in line at Bread and Chocolate, where people are willing to wait, rain or shine, for a slice.

The only thing sweeter about staying at Marriott Boston hotels is this traditional dessert. You can expect comfortable rooms, excellent service, and tips on where to indulge your sweet tooth at our 81 citywide hotels.

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