Boston Cream Cupcakes
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons 2% milk
- 2/3 cup prepared vanilla pudding
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a small tip. Fill with pudding. Push the tip through the top to fill each cupcake.
- Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, to room temperature or until ganache thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Spoon over cupcakes. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 288 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Jan 9, 2019
I made these using a gluten free all purpose flour and for gluten free cupcakes these were delicious! Do not be afraid to use a lot of pudding. I used a corer and I still could have used more pudding. My cakes did not soak up the pudding as other reviewers have stated. I made sure my cake was completely cooled before adding the pudding. I believe this helps that issue or it could just be that my cakes are a little denser than cupcakes made with gluten. Either way, these were a hit and I will be making them again!
Aug 4, 2014
Everyone thought these were delicious. Unfortunately, the cake soaked up all the puddling, so people actually thought I'd left it out. Next time I'll assemble right before serving.
Jun 12, 2014
They are great recipes!
Jun 11, 2014
I want more yield than 6. Hope it's okay to double the recipe next time.
Jun 23, 2013
the vanilla pudding was absorbed too much, they were good if you like boston creme donuts though - USE ALOT OF PUDDING IN EACH
Oct 30, 2012
I MADE THESE AND THEY WERE SO GOOD!I love boston cream pie. Thanks for another good tasting cup cake!
Jun 27, 2012
I also substituted 3 tbsp. of butter for the shortening and these cupcakes are by no means bland! As far as filling them, I tested the recipe first using the frosting tip method and found that you just didn't get enough filling into the cupcake. I ended purchasing a cupcake corer (made by Cuisipro) and it worked a lot better and got just the right amount of filling into the cake. As far as the ganache goes, it was really important to get the heavy cream hot enough to melt the chocolate chips. If it is hot enough, the sugar will break down and it will be smooth. Great recipe!
Jun 19, 2011
I just made these for my dad for Father's Day because his favorite dessert is Boston Cream Pie. From my taste test, these are very good. I didn't find the cupcake to be bland but I also used 3 T. butter instead of shortening. The chocolate ganache is a little bit lumpy but I used a spoon to mush some of the chips down and it's fairly smooth. I also brought the cream to a boil and let it boil for a bit to make sure it was hot enough to fully melt the chips.Instead of using the pastry bag to fill the cupcakes with the pudding, I recommend this method that I found: http://annies-eats.net/2011/03/07/how-to-make-filled-cupcakes/ It was much easier and I think I got more pudding in the cupcakes, otherwise there is no place for the pudding to go if you don't make room. Hopefully my dad likes these!
Apr 6, 2010
Apr 6, 2010
These cupcakes were very dry and blan, and they absorbed the pudding. The ganache was lumpy, which was probably my fault, but they were not very good and I don't think I would make them again.