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Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes

These Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes are SO delicious.  A delicious white cupcake with a creamy pudding filling, all topped off with a rich chocolate ganache.

Well there’s a Boston Creme Pie Cupcake bandwagon, and I’ve jumped on it. With 2 feet. These cupcakes are fun, and so delicious! 


They’re Almost Homemade!

These cupcakes are so simple to make. This recipe uses a box cake mix, and a box pudding mix. Sometimes almost homemade is the best way to bake.  Takes the pressure off, and tastes amazing.


Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes

These Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes are SO delicious.  A delicious white cupcake with a creamy pudding filling, all topped off with a rich chocolate ganache.

  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x



Cupcakes and Pudding:

  • 1 package of yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding powder

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • 6 oz of semi-sweet chocolate (I used Baker’s)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream


Making the Cupcakes and Pudding:

  1. Bake cupcakes according to package directions.  Let cool.
  2. Make pudding according to package directions.  Let cool.

Making the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Grate your chocolate squares, and put into a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, simmer your 2/3 cup cream for a few minutes, just so it’s nice and hot.
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate. Don’t stir it yet – let it sit and just wait for about 2 minutes.
  4. Then gently stir. Let sit again for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir gently again until fully combined. I think this is to prevent bubbles.
  6. Let cool.

Filling the Cupcakes:

  1. I used a cake frosting gun, filled with the pudding, but you can also use a ziplock bag with the corner cut out.
  2. Note:  There are 2 options for doing this.
  3. Option #1:  You can squeeze the pudding into the centre of the cupcake, taking care to not overfill, or your cupcake will split.  (I used this method, and it worked fine, except some cupcakes had a lot of pudding, and some not so much.  With this method it’s hard to know how much pudding goes in.)
  4. Option #2: Or, you can cut a core out in the centre of your cupcake and fill that.  I think I would try this next time.

Putting the Cupcakes Together:

  1. Pour the ganache over your filled cupcakes.
  2. Let cool, then enjoy!

Keywords: boston cream pie cupcakes

Homemade Chocolate Ganache

This chocolate ganache is amazing.   It was so easy to make and so delicious, and I will definitely make it again for other cakes.  Rich and so chocolatey.

Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes

Don’t they look SO delicious?!

Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes


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  • Reply
    b. lee
    May 2, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    delicious shots!! me gusta 😀

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    May 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Oh, these look yummy! My kids always get the Boston Creme Pie donuts at the donut shop, I bet they’ll go nuts over these.

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

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    May 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    these sound amazing! adding to my list 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    OHHH Yummmmmy!!! Your pictures are also fantastic

    Delighted momma

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    May 2, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Oh my goodness these look incredible!!! Yum!

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    May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    my goodness!!! I am totally jumping on the bandwagon too. Thanks.

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    Jenny @ Embellishing Life
    May 3, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Oh, yum! I hope you’ll come over and share this one!!

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    May 3, 2011 at 2:40 AM

    I love Boston cream doughnut and I think I would like these even better! Bookmarking! And Stumbling! Thank you!
    Scissors & Spatulas

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    Mr. Taylor and his Lady
    May 3, 2011 at 5:37 AM

    this looks delicious! thanks!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    May 3, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Hmm.. Those look SO delicious! Thank you for sharing the how-to! 🙂
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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    Mommy Minded
    May 4, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Mmm… yum!


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    Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations
    May 6, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Those look delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe! 🙂

    Would love for you to join my linky party!

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    May 7, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    You better believe I will be making these!!! YUMMY!!!

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    Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles
    May 8, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Oh yum, I’ll take some now!

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    Sweet T
    May 8, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    This looks absolutely wonderful! Makes me sad I’m on a diet!!

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    May 10, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    This looks amazing!!! I rather just eat these then try ahhahaha, but I want to try and make them to feel accomplished!!

    I am also hosting a giveaway, I would love it if you came and stopped by:

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    Jill @ Women Who Do It All
    May 14, 2011 at 4:43 AM

    Yum! I’m featuring this at


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    May 18, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Yum! Those look amazing!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

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    July 20, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    love that open shot of the cupcake, divine.

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