Oh Yeah! - "YUM-O" doesn't even begin to describe how incredible delicious these cupcakes were!!!!! I made these Boston Cream Pie cupcakes for my beloved Daddy on his BDay - he loves Boston Cream Pie! - so why not make them into cupcakes?!? So much fun AND did I mention how absolutely, so incredibly scrumptious these cupcakes were?! Okay, I'll relax.....I am sure many of you are drooling over them by now. :-)
No worries....super easy to make and I'm even going to share the recipe with all of you!
Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
*Yellow Cake Mix (prepared according to directions on box)
*Instant Vanilla Pudding
*1 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
*1 TBSP vanilla
*8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
*1 cup HEAVY cream
Prepare and bake yellow cake mix as regular (or jumbo) size cupcakes. Liners are great but not necessary.
Mix vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined and then add vanilla extract. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare chocolate ganache by heating up HEAVY cream over med. heat until small bubbles start to form and roll on the edges of pan. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined and all chocolate chips are melted. Set aside and cool.
Now comes the fun part! Once the cupcakes are fully cooled take a frosting bag or plastic baggie with a frosting tip poked through one corner and fill with prepared vanilla pudding. Gently poke the frosting tip about a 1/2" into the cupcake and squeeze a little bit (just about a TBSP or so) of the pudding into the cupcake. It's like magic I tell ya!
Frost or drizzle the cupcakes with the delicious chocolate ganche and serve! If you have any left over (yah right!) refrigerate them to keep them fresh.