Boston Cream Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Boston Cream Cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes


Vanilla Cupcake

  • 2 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Boston Creme

  • 1 3.4 oz. Vanilla Pudding Packet (instant)
  • 1 cup cold milk *1% was used for our recipe, and a higher fat content would only make it better!*


Vanilla Cupcake

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° 

  2. Line your cupcake pans with cupcake liners

  3. In a medium bowl.  Mix baking powder, salt, and flour.  Set aside once combined.

  4. In a large bowl mix butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.

  5. Slowly add in sugar (about 1/4 cup at a time).  Make sure to mix it well each time and scrape the edges often.  

  6. Once all sugar is added, beat for 2 minutes longer.

  7. Add eggs.  One at a time and mix well between each egg.

  8. Add in vanilla

  9. On LOW speed, alternate adding in flour (1/3 of mixture), and milk (1/2 at a time).  Mix until just blended

  10. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 to 2/3 full with your delicious goodness.

  11. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until just golden brown.  To test your cupcakes, insert a toothpick into a cupcake and if it comes out clean... They're done!

  12. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, remove and place on a cooling rack

Chocolate Frosting

  1. Melt the butter, and combine this with the cocoa powder in a medium bowl. 

  2. Add the vanilla to the cocoa powder mixture. 

  3. Alternate between adding the milk and powdered sugar to the cocoa powder mixture. 

  4. Add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency!  

Boston Cream

  1. Mix the pudding packet with 1 cup of cold milk.

  2. Refrigerate until you are ready to stuff the cupcakes <3