My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston Cream Pie!
Instead of the actual cake, though, I though cupcakes would be perfect. No plates and silverware to wash, just grab and go. 🙂
Plus, the theme for this month’s Monthly Ingredient Challenge is chocolate (my favorite!), so it’s the perfect time to post this recipe!
These are SO easy. They use a yellow cake mix, so it really cuts down on the time it takes to make these. Of course, if you have a favorite yellow cake recipe, you could use that instead.
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Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
- 12 yellow cake cupcakes
- 1 1.3- oz box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
Mix up the vanilla pudding according to the package directions, but using only 1 cup of milk (your box likely calls for 2 cups). Chill until ready to use.
Chop the chocolate into small pieces. (You can also use chocolate chips.) Add to bowl.
Heat the heavy cream over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Watch it very closely, and remove from heat when it is just about to boil.
Pour heavy cream over chocolate and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Stir until smooth.
To assemble cupcakes, use a pastry bag to fill each cupcake with pudding cream mixture, then dip into the chocolate ganache. Allow ganache to harden before serving.