Boston Cream Cupcakes


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Serves 10 cupcakes | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a great way to use up leftover egg yolks.


Ingredients You'll Need

2 eggs
6 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
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Custard:
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup milk
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp butter, softened
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Frosting:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk


Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with liners. In a small bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and salt, beating until thick and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Fold in flour, 2 Tbsp at a time. Spoon into a cupcake pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cakes springs back when touched. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.


Custard: In a small pan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount into egg yolks before adding them to the pan (Adding a little bit of heat first will keep it from turning into scrambled eggs). Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature without stirring. Once cool, cream butter and gradually beat in custard.


Frosting: Beat frosting ingredients until mixed. Add more milk if necessary.


To assemble: Cut a hole out of each cupcake middle and reserve crumbs. The batter may be sticky. Spoon custard into each center. Pipe frosting on top and garnish with reserved crumbs.


Questions, Comments & Reviews


Wow I didn't know you could make these like this!

I followed this cake recipe to the letter and make cake turned out extremely dense and very eggy. I would add a leavening agent to make it a bit airier. Also for the frosting I would use confectioners sugar instead of granulated sugar.


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