boston cream pie


A simple but scrumptious bake - These Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes are so easy to bake, a simple vanilla cupcake filled with a  creme patisserie and topped with a swirl of whipped chocolate ganache. Heaven in a cupcake.

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, europen
KEYWORDS boston, cupcake, pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
ganache 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 200 kcal
Author Karyn Ryan -Irish Baking Adventures


  • 175 g butter - softened (3/4 cup US)
  • 175 g self-rising flour 1 1/3 cup US)
  • 175 g caster sugar 3/4 cup +2tbs US)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract



  • 225 g dark chocolate
  • 250 ml double cream 1 cup US
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/365F.

  2. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cupcake cases.
  3. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until nice and smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  1. Chop your chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl.
  2. Put your cream in a pot over a low/medium heat.
  3. Heat the cream to a simmering point. DO NOT BOIL THE CREAM
  4. Pour the cream over the chocolate, add the vanilla (if using) and leave to melt for 5mins
  5. With an electric hand mixer, whisk the cream mixture until smooth and silky.
  6. Put the ganache in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to firm up.
  7. Put the ganache in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment or use a hand mixer and whip the ganache on medium/high speed until light and fluffy, perfect to pipe with. This will take about 5 minutes.
  8. Put the ganache into a piping bag and pipe delicious gorgeous swirls over the top of each cupcake

Recipe Notes

If you don’t like piping then just use a spoon to pile the whipped chocolate ganache on top. It will be just as delicious


Please not all US measurements are approximate!