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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 48 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 18 mins
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

  • 3/4 Cup Butter ,Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2/3 Cup Buttermilk

For The Pastry Cream

  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For The Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream


For The Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in vanilla, eggs, and baking powder.
  • Gradually add flour and buttermilk a little at a time until just combined.
  • Fill prepared liners 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.

For The Filling

  • In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir in milk until well combined.
  • In a large saucepan over medium low heat combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in milk.
  • Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Immediately remove from heat.
  • Place sauce pan into an ice bath. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla.
  • When mixture has cooled a bit, stir in vanilla.

For The Chocolate Ganache

  • Place chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  • In a medium sauce pan, bring heavy cream to a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips.
  • Cover for 5 minutes, and then stir until smooth.

Putting It All Together

  • Core out the center of each cupcake using a cupcake corer or knife. Fill each cupcake with pastry cream.
  • Dip into a generous amount of ganache. Allow to set for 30-60 minutes.


Calories: 516kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 157mg, Sodium: 230mg, Potassium: 220mg, Sugar: 41g, Vitamin A: 18.7%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 16.7%, Iron: 7.6%
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Ever, Easy, From Scratch
Author: Krystle
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