Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe adapted from Kraft Kitchens. These are impressive little cupcakes that taste just like a boston cream pie or chocolate eclair

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake batter and bake in 24 greased medium muffin pan cups as directed on package. Cool 10 minute in pans. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  2. POUR milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minute or until well blended. Let stand 5 minute to thicken. Meanwhile, using a serrated knife, cut cupcakes horizontally in half. Gently stir 1/2 cup of the whipped topping into pudding.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoons of the pudding mixture onto bottom half of each cupcake; cover with top of cupcake.
  4. MICROWAVE remaining 1 cup whipped topping and the chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 minute or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 minute.
  5. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Frost each cupcake with about 1-1/2 teaspoons of the chocolate mixture.
  6. Refrigerate at least 15 minute before serving. Store leftover cupcakes in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

A nice change of pace from creating a Boston Cream Pie as a whole. I used the silicone liners instead of paper and they worked great with these cupcakes. I also used semi-sweet chocolate chips for the topping as that is what I had on hand. Made exactly 24 mini pies! Thanks V! Made for the Zaar Cookbook Tag Game '08.

HokiesMom March 12, 2008

This was great.. I would make cupcakes without liners next time.. I think an attractive presentation would be to arrange the finished cupcakes in a circle on a plate- to form a ring. I also think the recipe would be just fine making in round cake pans. Very easy and impressive.. I used some choc chips in lieu of the choc squares.

'nora January 23, 2008

These are soooooo yummy! I couldn't stop eating the darned things!! They take a little time to make but it's worth it. Despite all the tinkering, the pies hold together quite well once refrigerated. I especially love the chocolate ganache-like frosting!

Debbb January 06, 2008