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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18-24 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Cupcakes



Make this recipe for the best Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes!  You’ll love the delicious vanilla cream, moist yellow cake and rich chocolate ganache!




  • 1 3/4 cups flour 
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 T flour


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and place paper liners in muffin tins.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after the addition of each egg.
  5. Alternatively add the dry ingredient mixture and milk to the sugar mixture, mixing well after each addition and be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Fill cupcake liners with 3-4 tbsp of the filling (about 2/3 full).
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake. Cool for about ten minutes in the muffin tins and then remove to a rack to cool completely.


  1. Stir together sugar, flour, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan.
  2. Over medium heat, slowly stir in the milk. Cook for about two minutes until mixture comes to a boil, whisking while cooking. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl and slowly temper the egg yolks by adding a small amount of the hot mixture into the yolks. Stir well.
  4. Pour the rest of the egg mixture into the milk mixture. Stir continuously while it cooks on low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool completely.


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan on low heat, bring the heavy cream to a boil then pour over the chocolate chips. Do not stir.
  2. Allow to sit for 3 minutes then stir till smooth. Allow to cool slightly before using.


  1. Cut each cupcake in half horizontally and spread 1 tbsp of vanilla cream on the bottom of each cupcake. Place the tops back on the cupcakes.
  2. Spoon the glaze over the cupcakes and enjoy!

Keywords: Boston Cream Pie, Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Chocolate Ganache