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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Recipe photo courtesy of Con Poulos

This is one of Martha's favorite treats from the February 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living; it's a delicious bite-size version of the traditional dessert.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009



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  • halfnelson79079
    10 AUG, 2018
    I made these for my Daughters 53rd B'day, Boston Cream is her fave! I had no trouble with the recipe. As I had just purchased a new kitchen toy, I hollowed out the center filling with cream!After the party not a crumb was left! Just a few years ago I would have purchased a whole cake from, Dicks Diner in Murrysville, Pa. which was her all time fave! Thank You for this post!raf
  • tonil901
    19 MAR, 2017
    I freaked out after I put the cakes in the oven and THEN read the reviews. But thankfully the reviews were just a bit off. The cake was yummy, very light and just the perfect amount of sweet and vanilla. I did bake them 20 min, but my batter only made 12 so I think that's probably why. I would agree the cake is a bit dry but once the pastry cream was added it was perfect. I chose to fill each cake with the cream instead of cutting the cake in half and creating a layer. I think the cream was able to infuse any missing moisture that may been lacking in the cake. Yummy. Next time I would just go with a simple chocolate glaze instead of a ganache though...or find a way to make it less sweet...maybe use bittersweet chocolate. But I think that's a personal preference. I'll mAke these again! Thanks Martha!
    • tonil901
      19 MAR, 2017
      I should mention that I made the pastry cream in a double boiler which slowed the process and made a lovely fluid pastry cream.
  • vabeach
    17 FEB, 2017
    What a disaster. The cupcakes were dry and tasteless, the end result a nightmare to transfer to a cake plate or to eat without mess and top falling over. I would not make again. Cooking instructions not detailed enough - if you have never made pastry cream, this thickened way too quickly. So disappointed I spent so much time and money on a flawed recipe!
  • blessedus3
    20 SEP, 2014
    I made these this summer for my dear friends 60th birthday party. They were absolutely delicious. I doubled the recipe made a full size cake for the family and served the cupcakes for the rest of the guest. Every single one was eaten up. I will be making these again.
  • marthawithattitude
    24 JUN, 2014
    Very disappointed, wish i didn't work so hard on this recipe :( Good thing they looked so pretty.
  • Saira Mohiddin
    6 DEC, 2013
    Great cupcake recipe! Everyone who disagrees does not know how to follow directions. I kept them in the oven an extra five minutes. Absolutely delish!!
  • ReenieG
    10 SEP, 2013
    The vanilla cream is delicious, but it definitely didn't take as long as the recipe said. Ganache was your typical ganache. Cake was AWFUL. Dry and crumbly - Wish I would have read the reviews before baking! I bake a lot, and this was the worst yellow cake I've ever made. Definitely think this recipe should be updated to one that holds up to the Martha Stewart brand.
  • Kimberly Meier
    7 AUG, 2013
    This is NOT a good recipe. The cake was sense, dry, and had no flavor, and the custard was thick and gloppy. I am a culinary school graduate, so trust me when I say: Go elsewhere for a Boston Cream Cupcake recipe!
  • lisab4xfre2764814
    17 JUL, 2011
    The yellow cake was very dense. I was expecting something much lighter. Flavor was ok. I would not make these again.
  • KDrausin
    7 JAN, 2011
    I'm a novice in the kitchen and i made these cupcakes with my daughter.(Using the recipe on the video) We had a blast. Take a peek.

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