Sunday, January 22, 2012

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Boston cream pie cupcakes with choc. gaunache
Boston Cream Cupcakes with a thinly drizzled chocolate ganache frosting

Have you ever had a really bad craving for something sweet? I've been really good and haven't eaten any sweets since before Christmas. I've had no candy or pastry in the house so I wouldn't be tempted. I don't have a lot of willpower when there are tempting goodies in the house. If you also have a sweet tooth then you know what I mean. I have a wicked sweet tooth, and for me to go that long eating nothing sweet is a miracle really.
I don't know why, but for the past few days, I've been thinking of a Boston Cream Pie. How the cake ever got the name pie is beyond me. Kind of silly really, don't you think?
Anyway, the more I thought of the yummy cake, I decided I had to make one, but with a twist. I baked my cupcakes in a  jumbo (6) cupcake tin. I made cupcakes instead of  a 2 layer yellow cake. Individual servings with less mess, as there will be no cutting.

Boston cream pie cupcakes cutting out the centers baked yellow cupcakes. I took a picture as I started to cut out circles in the centers to put my vanilla pudding into.

Boston cream pie cupcakes filled w vanilla puddingvanilla pudding  filled yellow cupcakes with their little tops/hats back on.

I made a thin chocolate ganache to drizzle over the tops of the cupcakes. I should have waited a bit longer for the chocolate to cool a bit to let the chocolate firm up so it wouldn't have been so thin and as drippy. Doesn't matter, because it won't effect the taste.
Now, to go join hubby watching the Patriots game. Score keeps getting tied. I hope the Patriots win.


Anonymous said...

They look so yummy!

Joanne Huffman said...

Yummy! Boston cream pie is one of my favorites from childhood.

Patti G. said...

OMG I want one of these ELAINE!!!!!!!!!
Mmmmmmmmm and beautiful too!