You'll never believe how simple it is to transform three store-bought ingredients into the richest, creamiest personal Boston Cream Pies of all time! Just follow the simple steps below.

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Things You’ll Need

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (plus ingredients called for: eggs, oil, water, etc.)

  • 1 16-ounce can chocolate frosting

  • 1 instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 cups whipping cream

ingredients for mini Boston Cream Pies

Step 1: Bake cupcakes

Prepare your yellow cupcake mix, per instructions on the box.

Fill greased cupcake pans three-quarters full and bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes.

cupcake batter

Step 2: Prepare custard filling

Substitute whipping cream for milk and whip your instant pudding mix for 2 minutes.

custard filling


For a flavor boost, add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to your custard mix.

Step 3: Fill cupcakes

Allow cupcakes to cool, approximately 30 minutes. Cut horizontally and use a pastry bag or tool to pipe a thick layer of vanilla custard filling.

custard filling

Step 4: Apply ganache

To make an instant ganache, simply scoop a can of store-bought chocolate frosting into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 10-second intervals until it's just soft.

Use a spoon to ladle a bit of chocolate on top and allow to set for about 10 minutes before assembling.


Making ganache from scratch is also very easy! Just pour 1 cup of very warm heavy cream over 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate in a large, heat-proof bowl and stir.

chocolate ganache


If your frosting gets too runny, just pop it in the fridge for about 10 minutes to let it firm up.

Step 5: Assemble

Place a glazed top on each bottom with a thick layer of cream in between. Store in a covered container and refrigerate.

tiny boston cream pies


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