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Hang with Janis as she makes Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

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Recipe from lifeloveandsugar.com (go here for the full recipe page)




  • Vanilla or Yellow Cake Mix (follow those directions) OR you can use your favorite cupcake recipe

Pastry Cream Filling:

  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Salted Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1.5 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 Egg Yolks

Ganache Topping:

  • 12 oz Semi-Sweet Choc Chips
  • 2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream



Pastry Cream Filling: 

  • Put the egg yolks in a medium sized bowl and gently beat them together. Set aside.
  • Add the sugar, cornstarch and milk to a large saucepan and mix until smooth.
  • Cook, stirring continuously, over medium-high heat until mixture begins to thicken and bubble.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add a little bit of milk mixture to the egg yolks and whisk together, then add egg mixture to milk mixture. This process ensures that you don’t cook the egg yolks.
  • Place the pan back on the heat and bring to a light boil. Allow to boil for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth, then set aside to cool to room temperature.

Chocolate Ganache Topping: 

  • Put the chocolate chips and corn syrup in a large bowl.
  • Bring the heavy cream to a boil, then pour over the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
  • Place the chocolate ganache in the fridge until completely cool and firm, 1-2 hours.
  • Once everything is cooled and ready, cut out the centers of the cupcakes. I use a cupcake corer, but a knife would work as well.
  • Divide the pastry cream between the cupcakes and fill in the centers.
  • Top the cupcakes with the chocolate ganache. I used Ateco tip 844 (Wilton 2D or 1M would work as well) to pipe roses on top. To make the roses, start the piping in the center then create a swirl moving outward. Complete 2-3 rotations until the cupcake is covered, then release pressure and pull the piping bag away.
  • Refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve. Cupcakes are best for 2-3 days.
Friday, January 15, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

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Janis Werner

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