Monday, September 1, 2014

Boston Cream Cupcakes

Hello, hello, we must KEEP meeting like this!  You stop in, I have sweet treats, we chat in the comments below, we discuss, and we do it again a couple of days later!  Let's never stop!

Speaking of sweet treats.  I asked you all on Facebook if you prefer regular cake or cupcakes.  You know I have a cupcake addictions so it is obvious what my choice is.   I like single servings and I like freezable.  I can make a batch of cupcakes, freeze half of them and have something quick for company, etc. 

I was telling my husband how I was hungry for Boston Cream Pie and he said, "make Boston Cream CUPCAKES"!   He explained how he would do them, and so that is what I did! They are so simple but SO good!  Thanks honey, you, as per usual, are the BOMB! As my friend Becca would say, " I puffy heart you "!

Enjoy these cupcakes as much as we did. 

1 yellow cake mix
1 3.4 ounce box of JELLO instant vanilla pudding
2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 ounces milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp. butter

Mix up cake mix and preheat oven to whatever temperature the box cake mix suggests.  After you have mixed it up, per the box instructions add 2 tsps. vanilla and mix until combined.  Line cupcake pan with liners and divide cake batter among them.  It always says you will get 24, I get 21, every, single, stinkin, time.  When you are done, again, bake at the time suggested.  Mine took 20 minutes.


Mix up your pudding.  Use 1/2 cup less than the package suggests for regular pudding.  I like my pudding filling to be a bit stiffer/sturdier then normal.  Refrigerate until ready to fill.

Using a tip with a piping bag, or a spoon to dig out the middle and fill, get those babies filled with pudding.  If you are using a rip and a piping bag, stick the tip almost to the bottom and squeeze slowly until you see it is filled.  If you are using a spoon, dig out a big of the middle, fill and replace cake you pulled out!  There are fancy tools for this, but I find them completely annoying. 

Next make your ganache.  Bring you heavy cream to barely a simmer, and pour it over your chocolate chips that you have put into a bowl.  DO NOT TOUCH IT.  Let the hot cream sit on the chocolate for 1 minutes.  Whisk until all chocolate is melted, drop in 1 T of butter and stir until melted.  Let your ganache sit for 5 minutes.  Then spoon over the tops of your cuppycakes!

You can let them sit for an hour at room temperature OR chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Cupcake heaven!


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