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Easy Boston Cream Cupcakes

One of the easiest way to make Boston Cream Cupcakes without using cake mix and it’s fool proof!
Author: Lainey


  • ¾ unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup buttermilk


  • Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 3 cups milk


  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 F, prepare muffin pan by using cupcake liners or greasing the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs what a time, beating after each addition. Set bowl aside.
  • In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt.
  • Alternate adding flour mixture and butter, beating until well combined.
  • Fill the batter ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cool completely.
  • To make the filling, in a large bowl add the instant vanilla pudding and 3 cups of milk. Mix until it becomes custard like. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To make the ganache, in a small bowl add the dark chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream and microwave for 1 minute. Add the light corn syrup and mix until the chocolate thickens.
  • To assemble the cupcakes, cut the cool cupcakes in half, using a spoon add some of the filling to the bottom of the cupcake, then cover it, and then slowly drizzle the ganache.
  • Best served immediately
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