Boston Cream Cupcakes

Boston Cream Cupcakes

Tags: Cakes, Cupcakes, Dessert/Sweets, Snack

  • Prep Time: 35 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

  • 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

FILLING

  • 1 (4 serving size) package instant French vanilla pudding & pie filling mix
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon water

GANACHE

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  • For Cupcakes: COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on high until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture in thirds, alternating with milk. Beat until smooth. Divide evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  • BAKE 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • For Filling: COMBINE pudding mix, cream and water in medium bowl. Whisk 2 minutes.
  • For Ganache: HEAT cream in small saucepan on low heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • REMOVE cupcakes from paper baking cups. Cut cupcakes in half crosswise using a serrated knife. Spread 1 rounded tablespooon filling on bottom halves. Place tops back on filling. Spread 2 teaspoons ganache over tops. Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 muffin), Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 240mg, Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 8g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 10%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.