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Boston Creme Mini-Cupcakes

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars
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"Easy to make mini cupcakes that taste like a miniature Boston cream pie! This semi-homemade version of one of my favorite pies is a big hit at potlucks or just for a little snack to have around the house. It is also easy to make in stages and defrosts nicely when ready to serve by just letting them sit out for an hour or so on the counter."
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 248
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen mini cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  3. Stir yellow cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil in a bowl until moistened. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon cake batter into the prepared mini muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cupcakes have risen and are lightly golden brown, 15 to 19 minutes. Check for doneness after 10 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake should come out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool for about 20 minutes.
  6. Whisk instant French vanilla pudding mix and milk together in a bowl for 2 minutes. Allow pudding to stand for 5 more minutes to thicken.
  7. Pipe the vanilla pudding into each cupcake with about 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla pudding.
  8. Freeze filled cupcakes for at least 1 hour to make frosting them easier.
  9. Spread a very thin coating of chocolate frosting over each cupcake; refrigerate cupcakes for 15 minutes.
  10. Spread second, thicker layer of frosting over the first layer. Place small dollop of whipped cream into center of each frosted cupcake and top with a quarter of a maraschino cherry. Refrigerate mini cupcakes until serving time.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I use a syringe (I get mine free at the pharmacy counter by just politely asking) to insert pudding into each cupcake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 248 calories; 11.7 34.2 2.7 32 253 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made these into full size cupcakes but instead of using canned frosting, I made a simple glaze with the "Satiny Chocolate Glaze" recipe from this site. Soooo simple to use.. just dip the tops ...

Most helpful critical review

First of all if you use the true Mini Muffin pans this recipe makes lots more than 24. Actually I got over 50 from it using my mini muffin pans. Now maybe it would make 24 regular size muffins??...

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I made these into full size cupcakes but instead of using canned frosting, I made a simple glaze with the "Satiny Chocolate Glaze" recipe from this site. Soooo simple to use.. just dip the tops ...

This was very good, but I have a special kit for inserting the. Frosting... so I didn't. Need to use a seringe. And I did a rainbow cake instead of a plain white cake... Great for Easter. Tux fo...

A very creative idea! I made the cake from scratch but otherwise followed the steps. Delicious!

use only 1 1/2 cups of milk.

These cupcakes were easy to make but hard to fill without a "tip". I ended uup doing it the old fashioned way, cutting the tops and filling. I also used a whipped (for 3 minutes) ganache and omi...

These were the hit of the party! I will definitely make again.

I didn't change anything this time, they turned out awesome.I love that recipe!!!!

First of all if you use the true Mini Muffin pans this recipe makes lots more than 24. Actually I got over 50 from it using my mini muffin pans. Now maybe it would make 24 regular size muffins??...