Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 Cupcakes
Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes: Tender cupcakes filled with fluffy pastry cream and topped with rich chocolate ganache. Your favorite cake made 10x easier!
  • For the Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
  • ¾ Cup (12 Tablespoons) Butter ,Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Vanilla ExtractTeaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅔ Cup Buttermilk
  • For the Pastry Cream
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Cornstarch
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • For the Chocolate Ganache
  • 1⅓ Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  1. For the Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in vanilla, eggs, and baking powder.
  5. Gradually add flour and buttermilk a little at a time until just combined.
  6. Fill prepared liners ¾ of the way full. Bake for 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. For the filling
  9. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir in milk until well combined.
  10. In a large saucepan over medium low heat combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in milk.
  11. Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Immediately remove from heat.
  12. Place sauce pan into an ice bath. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla.
  13. When mixture has cooled a bit, stir in vanilla.
  14. For the Chocolate Ganache
  15. Place chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  16. In a medium sauce pan, bring heavy cream to a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips.
  17. Cover for 5 minutes, and then stir until smooth.
  18. Putting It All Together
  19. Core out the center of each cupcake using a cupcake corer or nice. Fill each cupcake with pastry cream.
  20. Dip into a generous amount of ganache. Allow to set for 30-60 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 474
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