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With a name like that, it must be the official state dessert of Massachusetts. It’s still possible to try the Boston Cream Pie where it made its debut, in the dining room of the venerable Omni Parker House. It was there in 1856 that the chef sandwiched pastry cream in between rounds of rich butter cake crowned with chocolate fondant. That flavor trifecta can be found in various establishments across the city in the form of doughnuts, pancakes, ice cream, fried dough, and cupcakes. Look out for Boston Cream Pie Company’s trikes serving up portions of the cake on the city’s streets during prime tricycle weather.

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