Sep 7, 2009

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Boston cream pie. Who doesn't love Boston cream pie, or Boston cream doughnuts? I know my boys do. I'm so happy that Martha Stewart has this recipe in her cupcakes book. Those were so fun to make, and are really delicious. In half an hour after I was done with everything  there were 4 left out of 20. I think that says it all.


       6 tbsp          unsalted butter plus more for buttering the tins ( room temperature)
1 1/2 cups          all-purpose flour plus more for the tins.
  1 1/2 tsp           baking powder
     1/2 tsp           salt
   1/2 cup           milk
     3 large          eggs room temperature
       1 cup           sugar
        1 tsp          pure vanilla extract

Pastry cream  ( recipe follows )


4 large                  egg yolks
1/2 cup                 sugar
1/4 cup                 cornstarch
pinch                    salt
2 cups                   milk
1 1/4 tsp                pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache glaze ( recipe follows)

6 oz                      semisweet chocolate chopped ( or chocolate chips )
1/2 cup                   heavy cream
1 tbsp                     light corn syrup ( optional)

Preheat oven to F. 350  Brush standard muffin tins with butter; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Bring milk and butter to a boil.

Mix until completely melted.

With an electric mixer set on high, beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy, pale and thick ( about 5 minutes) enough to hold a ribbon on the surface for several seconds.
Reduce the speed to medium and gradually add the flour mixture whisking until just incorporated.

With the mixer on low speed add the hot milk mixture in slow stream. Mix until smooth. Beat in the vanilla.

This is how is suppose to look.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared tins ( there are 20 cupcakes ). Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Let the cupcakes cool down in the tins for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and remove to a cooling rack. Cool completely before cutting.

To make the pastry cream:

In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn starch and salt and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly add the milk in a slow steady stream.

Cook until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble, about 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Whisking continually pour on third of the milk mixture slowly in the egg yolks ( this step is called tempering which keeps the yolks from curdling).

Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan and return the saucepan on the stove over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens about 2 to 4 minutes.

Remove from stove and add the vanilla. Mix well. Strain the mixture thru a fine sieve in a heat proof bowl.

Cover with parchment paper directly on the surface of the cream to prevent a skin from forming. refrigerate for 2 hours.

To make the chocolate ganache glaze:

Place the chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring the cream  and corn syrup( if using) to a boil and pour over the chocolate. using a spatula start mixing from the center working towards the edges. Mix until the chocolate is melted, smooth and glossy.

To assemble the cupcakes. Cut each cupcakes horizontally. Spoon about 1 generous tbsp on the bottom part. Place the top and spoon ganache on top.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.



Anonymous said...

Oh, this recipe is all new for me! It's good to see that every country has its own recipes and habits in term of cooking. Will try it soon

Erin said...

Wow, great photos! These look delicious. We'll have to try them soon with our boys.

Laura said...

Thank Mathilde, Yes the cupcakes are more of a North American style. They are fun to make especially if you have kids.

Laura said...

Thanks Erin,
my boys love them I hope yours will too.

Jeannie said...

Great cupcakes! One of my favorite bakes. Thanks for dropping by my blog and glad you added me in your follower list. I will be visiting here to check out your lovely recipes! I love to bake so much more than cooking meals! Terrible huh?

Laura said...

Thanks Jeannie,
We share this " I love to bake more than to cook".
baking is more of challenge than cooking and more fun.

Thas said...

These cupcakes luks heavenly, I never had a cupcake with Boston creme in it. Also the step by step pictures are really helpful. I am gonna try this ASAP. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Have fun cooking and baking.

Laura said...

Hi Thas,
I'm glad you like it. It's a first for me too. But they are really delicious.

Victor Yu said...

What a great looking cupcakes, it seems simple to make. Great job!

Laura said...

Thanks Victor,
Those are very simple to make, and are delicious.

Kasha said...

Your amazing pictures and classy blog puts mine to shame! Thanks for sharing these delightful cupcakes!

Laura said...

Thanks Kasha,
The blog is my hobby. And thank you for visiting.

alison said...

minunate ,pur si simplu!ce-as mai putea adauga?te pup!

Laura said...

Thanks Simona. Te pup

Cooking Mama said...


Talita said...

This looks really good! Yummm...

Jessie said...

oh man, you took a boston creme and turned it into a cupcake! I don't think I can refrain myself from eating just one ;)

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Wow ! Yummy ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

Laura said...

Thanks Cooking Mama

Laura said...

thanks Talita this are really delicious.

Laura said...

Hi Jessie,
It's not easy.....

Laura said...

thanks for the visit Family cuisine food and recipe.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
they look so delicious&yummy.luckily k hasn't seen it,he will def ask me 'DO IT'now,ready 2 go 2 super mkt 2 get the ingr.but wii def try it out.thanks 4 sharing.

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
Those are delicious. Cass loves it, I'm sure Kenny is going to ask for it.

Shauna said...

I love Boston Cream Pie and I especially love Boston Cream donuts. Cupcakes can only be better! Thanks for sharing.

I keep hearing about Martha Stewart's cupcake cookbook, I am going to have to check it out.

Laura said...

The book is amazing. She has some great recipes in there.

Pete said...

This is a real nice and yummy dessert! Thks for the recipe!

Laura said...

Thanks Pete,
and thank you for visiting my site.

Anonymous said...

Oh yum yum! your boston cream cupcakes look oh sooooooo GOOD!!! i bet the little ones loved tearing those up!

Laura said...

You have no idea, you blink and the cupcakes are gone.(LOL)

Diana Bauman said...

Oh my gosh, these look so yummy! I'm going to make them today! I wonder if I can substitute buttermilk for cream?

Laura said...

Hello Diana,
I don't see why not. Maybe use a little less buttermilk than the amount listed ( cream is a little thicker then the buttermilk). Let me know how the cupcakes came out.

Yvonne said...

oo that looks delicious. have you ever tried beard papas cream puffs? does the pastry cream taste like that?

Laura said...

Hello Yvonne,
I have not tried beard papas cream puffs, but usually the pastry cream has the same flavor even if the you use different technic in making it. I have about three recipes of pastry cream with different technics but the end result is the same.

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