Mind Blowing Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes #recipe #dessert

This week in our homeschool geography class, we are studying Massachusetts. Massachusetts is nicknamed "The Bay State," was part of the 13 original colonies, was named the 6th state on February 6, 1788, and it is home of the Boston Cream Pie. This delicious morsel of goodness, was invented in 1856 by Chef M. Sanzian. So, being the good teacher I am, I felt obligated to recreate this tasty piece of Massachusetts history with these mind blowing Boston cream pie cupcakes. Trust me, you need to make these today!


Makes approximately 16 cupcakes

For the cupcake:

Box of yellow cake mix and it's required ingredients
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 a box of french vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

For the chocolate ganache:

An 8 ounce bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of heavy whipping cream


Step 1: Prepare the boxed cake mix as directed on the box in a cupcake pan. Be careful not to under cook the cupcakes or they will fall apart when you add the filling.

Step 2: While the cupcakes are baking, place 1/2 cup half and half and half the box of instant french vanilla pudding in a bowl and mix well.

Step 3: In a mixer set on whip, whip a 1/2 cup of heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until it begins to form peaks. Gently fold the pudding mixture into the cream until combined well.

Step 4: Place the cream filling into a piping bag with a larger star shaped tip. I just cut a hole in the corner of a ziploc bag, place my tip in and use that, but if you have a regular setup that would work even better.

Step 5: Remove the cupcakes from the oven and set them off to the side to cool completely.

Step 6: Over a double broiler, combine the bag of semi sweet chocolate chips and the cup of whipping cream until they form a smooth and creamy chocolate ganache. Set the chocolate off to the side to cool.

Step 7: When the cupcakes have cooled, gently insert the icing tip into the top of the cupcake and gently squeeze the cream filling in. Watch carefully, and when the top of the cupcake begins to expand, stop filling. If you overfill the cupcake, it will split the top open. Be aware that the filling will continue to expand within the cupcake a minute or two after filling, so fill one and watch it for a bit before filling the rest until you get the hang of it.

Step 8: Once the cupcakes are filled, hold them gently upside down over your pan of chocolate ganache and dip the top of the cupcake into the chocolate. Gently shake off the excess and place the cupcake on a sheet of wax paper to dry.

Boston cream pie cupcakes

That's it, a delicious piece of Massachusetts culinary history in a convenient sized package!

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  1. I love Boson Cream Pie! This is perfect and in single servings. :) Can't wait to try them.

  2. This is my dad's fave & I have never made it.

  3. These look amazing! I don't believe I have ever tried Boston Cream Pie but I would love to start with these little sweethearts.

  4. So pretty! Those look and sound awesome. We'll have to try them soon. Thanks!

  5. they like such a tasty treat. Its been so long since we've made cupcakes

  6. Boston Cream Pie was always one of my Dad's favorites! These cupcakes look delicious and so easy to make!

  7. I am attempting a batch of your cupcakes right now. They went together fine and are in the oven, now the decorating part, never do such a nice job when it comes time for the finishing touch.
    But thanks for a favorite donut in a cupcake.

  8. My daughter and hubby would devour them, looks good!

  9. I love Boston Cream Donuts, so I'm sure I'd love these!

  10. I've never had anything with Boston Cream in it, but these look great!

  11. Yum I love boston creme donuts so this would be right up my alley.

  12. I'll have to make these for my dad. Because if I make them for us I might just eat them all.

  13. Wow, yummy and educational :) These look great and the tops turned out perfect. I also just use a baggie with the corner cut off.

  14. I don't know why, but whenever I try to make some kind of easy dessert, I always forget that chocolate chips are a great option. I've never tried to do anything like this, except for maybe éclairs, but the filling process is kinda different. These look incredibly taste and kinda cute at the same time. :)
    Thank you for sharing this recipe, everyone in my family loves this sort of cupcakes and I'll finally be able to surprise them with a new recipe!

  15. I love the educational tie-in, and these look SO yummy!

  16. Yvone, I had never tried to do anything like this either, but it worked so well. Honestly, the only difficult part is making sure you don't overfill them, otherwise the tops crack open.

  17. Looks delish and super easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Mmmmm --- I love, love, love Boston cream ANYTHING -- these look and sound so good.

  19. Yum, I didn't know they were that easy to make. I must make some now.

  20. I made these.. and they were AMAZING! The recipe is so simple and very easy to follow.. I ended making about 22 cupcakes total. I did crack a few of the cupcakes but the ganache covered up the cracks very well. Excellent recipe =)

  21. Yay, so glad you liked them Salesha! They are so so good. I have to keep myself from making them because I will eat them all! They are really easy to crack open if you don't watch, but like you said, it can be covered with the ganache.



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