Saturday, October 2, 2010

Boston Cream Cupcakes

 Welcome to my first post! I made these for my daughter's birthday party and they were a big hit! This recipe comes from Paula Deen via my mom. Easy, simple, affordable, and delicious! That's what I call a perfect recipe!
(photo courtesy of foodnetwork.com)
Boston Cream Cupcakes
yellow cake mix and ingredients on the box
3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (I only had 1 1/4, but it worked fine)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream

1. Bake cupcakes according to directions on the package.
2. While the cupcakes are cooling mix pudding, cream, powdered sugar, milk, and sour cream until you have stiff peaks.
*Note: this makes a LOT of filling. You can probably cut the recipe in half, or eat the extra with a spoon. Your choice. You can probably guess which option I took. :-)
3. Fill the cupcakes. This can be done using various methods. I found the one that worked the best for me was to clip the corner of a ziplock bag, insert the decorator tip with the fattest opening, and fill the cupcakes by stabbing and squeezing in filling 2-3 times. The cupcakes split open on top, but the next step takes care of that.
4. Make ganache!
Ganache:
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Melt chocolate and cream in double boiler. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar. Let sit 20-30 min.
5. Pour ganache over filled cupcakes. It should pour smoothly right on top. My ganache sat a little too long and needed to be spread out a little, but it worked fine too. The ganache is going to get on the cupcake papers, it's fine. It's actually kinda pretty.
*Note: Put the cupcakes on a cooling rack on top of waxed paper before pouring on ganache. It's a lot less messy!
6. Put cupcakes in fridge to cool and set up. (I just transferred the whole waxed paper/cooling rack/cupcake set-up to the fridge so the cup cakes could continue to drip.)
7. Devour! (but you already knew that!)

2 comments:

Jared and Heather said...

These were so yummy at the birthday party!!! Can't wait to make them myself! Love the new blog, Julie!

Patricia Peterson said...

I made these today - I'll post a photo on Facebook. The Ganache is still sitting so I haven't tasted them yet, but the cream was yummy. (I did a half batch and it was enough for 18 cupcakes - just right!) The ganache tho is powdered sugar lumpy and I wish I had sifted it. Thanks for the fun!!