Indulge in the heavenly flavor of Boston Cream Cupcakes with this easy-to-follow recipe. These cupcakes are a delicious twist on the classic Boston Cream Pie, featuring a rich pastry cream filling and a smooth chocolate ganache topping. Perfect for any occasion or as a sweet treat for yourself!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • For the pastry cream filling:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk until batter is smooth.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. For the pastry cream filling, heat the milk in a saucepan until steaming. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, and cornstarch. Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture while whisking constantly. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook until thickened. Stir in the vanilla and let cool.
  7. Once the cupcakes are cooled, use a knife to cut a small hole in the center of each cupcake and fill with the pastry cream.
  8. For the chocolate ganache, heat the heavy cream until steaming and pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes, then stir until smooth. Dip the top of each cupcake into the ganache and let set before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Carbohydrates: 40g || Protein: 4g || Fat: 16g || Saturated Fat: 9g || Cholesterol: 80mg || Sodium: 210mg || Fiber: 2g || Sugar: 26g

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