BOSTON CREAM CUPCAKES

Cooks Country Magazine
Photo by Christina H.

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry Cream

  • 1 1/3

    cups heavy cream

  • 3

    large egg yolks

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1

    tblsp plus 1 tsp cornstarch

  • 2

    tblsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces

  • 1 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

  • Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4

    cups flour, plus additional for dusting muffin tin

  • 1 1/2

    tsp baking powder

  • 3/4

    tsp salt

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 12

    tblsp unsalted butter, softened but still cool, cut into 12 pieces

  • 3

    large eggs

  • 3/4

    cup milk

  • 1 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

  • Chocolate Glaze

  • 3/4

    cup heavy cream

  • 1/4

    cup light corn syrup

  • 8

    oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

Directions

For the pastry cream: Heat cream in medium saucepan over medium heat until simmering, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks, sugar, and salt together in medium bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until mixture is pale yellow and thick, about 15 seconds. When cream reaches full simmer, slowly whisk it into yolk mixture. Return mixture to saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thick and glossy, about 1 ½ minutes. Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla. Transfer pastry cream to small bowl, press plastic wrap directly on surface, and refrigerate until cold and set, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. For the cupcakes: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray, flour generously and tap pan to remove excess flour. With electric mixer on low speed, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in large bowl. Add butter, one piece at a time, and combine until mixture resembles coarse sand. Add eggs, on at a time, and mix until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined. Add milk and vanilla, increase speed to medium, and mix until light and fluffy and no lumps remain, about 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups three-quarters full (do not overfill). Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes, then transfer them to rack to cool completely. For the glaze: Cook cream, corn syrup, chocolate, and vanilla in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Set glaze aside to cool and thicken for 30 minutes. Prepare and fill cupcakes: Insert the tip of a small knife at a 45 degree angle about 1/8 inch from the edge of the cupcake and cut all the way around, removing a cone of cake. Cut away all but the top ¼ inch of the cone, leaving only a small disk of cake. Set the filled cupcakes on a wire rack set over parchment paper. Spoon 2 tablespoons of glaze over each cupcake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Refrigerate until just set, about 10 minutes. (cupcakes can be refrigerated for up to 2 days; bring to room temperature before serving.)

Keyingredient.com uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. You can change which cookies are set at any time and find out more about them by following this link.

Please describe your issue: