Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes!

The Finished Result!

Can you say MMM for Martha, Michaela & Mary! Along with my niece Michaela we made Martha Stewart's Boston Cream Pie Cupcake! My niece phoned me one morning and asked me if I'd help her make some cupcakes for her mom. My sister-in-law was going to a GNO (girls night out) and needed to bring a dessert, so my niece offered to bake some cupcakes, but wanted to know if Auntie Mary would help! Well, I can't say no to my nieces, I love them to pieces! So Michaela and I baked all morning and made the most delicious, decadent cupcakes ever! We used a Martha Stewart recipe that was easy to follow and simply delicious! The cakes tasted like a slice of Boston Cream Pie, if you like Boston Cream Pie, you'll love these cupcakes, they are delicious! Check out the recipe below!

Shh, frosting in progress!

Cupcake Ingredients

Makes 18

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for tins
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for tins
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Cream
  • Chocolate-Ganache Glaze

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour standard muffin tins. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Warm milk and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar with a mixer on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Beat in dry ingredients.
  3. Bring milk and butter to a boil. With mixer on low speed, add milk mixture to batter, and beat until smooth. Add vanilla. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each halfway. Bake cupcakes until light gold, about 15 minutes. Let cool in tins for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Let cool.
  4. Using a serrated knife, cut each in half horizontally. Spread 1 tablespoon vanilla cream on each cupcake bottom. Sandwich with top. Spoon glaze over each, and serve immediately.

Vanilla Cream
Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Whisk yolks until smooth. Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add milk in a slow, steady stream. Cook, stirring, until mixture begins to bubble and thicken, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour 1/3 of milk mixture into yolks, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thick, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pass vanilla cream through a fine sieve into a bowl. Press plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour, or up to 2 days.
Chocolate-Ganache Glaze

Makes about 1 1/4 cups

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  1. Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and add chocolate and corn syrup. Let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, and let cool, stirring often. Use immediately.

Would you like one?

We had so much fun, I'm fortunate to have such wonderful nieces!


  1. They certainly look delicious. Looks like you and Michaela had a wonderful time. So glad you have such lovely nieces. Martha's cupcake book has the best recipes.

  2. oh...we would LOVE to have you here for halloween... and duke too

    and YES i would love to have one of these...or two or three...

    kary and teddy

  3. these cakes are just so popular right now, I must make them soon, they do look so decadent and naughty... but ever so nice, bet they go all over your face when you bite into them! How wonderful!

  4. you bet I would like one yummmm. I love cupcakes to begin with and to have a boston cream on heaven. your neice is a cutie.

  5. What lovely cupcakes. Thank you, I would love to have one. Looks like your niece had a nice time.

  6. I saw your comment on My Kitchen In The Rockies, so decided to head over and take a look. I'm going to subscribe. Great photos and food. This is the 2nd post of Boston Cream I've seen this week. I've never had it, I think it's calling my name. :-)

  7. The perfect dessert to bring to a GNO!


  8. Love your blog! You give me a very relax and homely feeling with all delicious creations! Your Boston cream pies look very yummy and I'm sure they had brought in lots of smiles in your family :D

  9. Those look SO GOOD!!! We love Boston Creme Pie... thank you for sharing this cupcake recipe!

    And thank you for your sweet note on my blog today! ;)

  10. Oh gosh, so not fair, now I want one of these yummy cupcakes! I will bookmark the recipe and try and make them sometime soon!

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today, it really means a lot!

    Kat :)

  11. Ciao, first time here, you have two beautiful homes! And lovely blog, that post with the pumpkins has great photos!!

    I am happy to follow you,

    Happy Blogging


  12. Yum! That is a great flavor idea for a cupcake, I'm sure they were amazing...

  13. Ohhhhhhhh my goodness how I could put a hurtin on a platter of those right now !!!

    yummy yummy, hugs from Savannah, Cherry

  14. These look lovely. Looks like you and your niece had a great baking day. Thank you for your kind comment on my Blog. You have a lovely one here. I've been having a look round. :)

  15. Yes please, I'd love one! They look unbelievably yummy! :)

  16. I've never had Boston Cream Pie and always wondered what it was when I read about it in books - I have a bit more of an idea now. The cupcakes look delicious.

  17. Ooooo, I love Boston Cream Pie, and these cupcakes just may be what I need to make for my small group tonight. Thanks!

    Your Duke looks like a wonderful companion. I'm sure he and Molly would get along well. :)

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today. You have a new follower!



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