Boston Cream Cupcakes

I love Boston Cream in any incarnation – whether it’s doughnuts, or the traditional cake, or these perfect little cupcakes…I love ’em all! Last month when I made the homemade paczki, I had some leftover pastry cream. So, I thought what better to do with them than make these cupcakes?

I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe, filled them with a bit of the pastry cream, then topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. I loved the way the chocolate dripped down the side of the cupcakes. As you can imagine, they were nothing short of spectacular! The guys declared them one of the best cupcakes I’ve made, which really speaks volumes I think.

Leftovers went into work with Jon the next day, and all his coworkers at NASA loved them too. There’s not much that crew won’t gobble up! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe as a traditional Boston Cream cake too, using two 9-inch cake pans instead of baking cupcakes.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! We’re still on “baby watch” – 2 weeks left to go! Jon’s mom is in town for the weekend , so we’re looking forward to spending some time with her and Grandpa Matt since we haven’t seen them since Thanksgiving. Kicking it all off by taking the boys to the local baseball game tonight. It’ll be their first time, and they’re super excited. Go Shorebirds!

Source: pastry cream adapted from All Recipes

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