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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Posted: June 26th, 2009 | Author: bakezilla | Filed under: Bakezilla | 2 Comments »

I made Boston Cream Pie cupcakes for a party last weekend using a recipe from marthastewart.com.  (Link: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/boston-cream-pie-cupcakes?lnc=ae0cdc53f03ee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=collage_food_cupcake-recipes).

Say what you will about Martha, but that lady can sure pull out an amazing baking recipe.  It’s important when you’re baking to actually follow a recipe.  It’s not like cooking where you can kind of make things up as you go along, which I can’t do to save my life, baking is more like a science experiment, and you need things in the right proportion to turn out right.

I have a new thing for Boston Cream Pie.  Maybe because it was invented in my hometown.  Maybe because it includes chocolate, vanilla custard cream and pound cake, together in a menage a trois of goodness.

Boston Cream Pie bought at the grocery store is often really soggy, which is gross.  The reason for this is mainly because it’s left out too long, and they use a runny, Jello pudding type custard.  Real custard involves egg yolks, cornstarch (a thickening agent) and sugar and milk.  It’s supposed to be thick, and does NOT have the consistency of pudding, which is a related, but different thing.

For this recipe, you should really double the amount she suggests so there’s enough filling for all the cupcakes.  I ran short.

A word on ganache, which is what tops the cake.  Ganache is just cream and chocolate.  Here, you add a little corn syrup, but that’s just for it to look shiny.  Since there are so few ingredients, you need to use a very high quality chocolate.  In things like frostings, where there is a lot of powdered sugar, this isn’t as important.  I like Ghiradelli, because it’s among the more affordable high quality brands.

They end result was messy!!! But isn’t that half the fun?


2 Comments on “Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes”

  1. 1 Johanna said at 10:03 pm on June 26th, 2009:

    I would very much like one of these cupcakes. STAT!!!

  2. 2 molly said at 10:46 am on August 18th, 2009:

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