Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes


Yep. You read that right. Boston cream pie cupcakes. What have I been missing out on for the entirety of my life?

Ever since I stumbled across this recipe from lifeloveandsugar.com, I've been avidly revisiting the page in awe at the dreamy vanilla cupcakes with pastry filling and creamy chocolate ganache.

After yearning over the palatable treats for an unnecessary amount of time, I came to the realisation that they weren't going to magically appear on my placemat - the cold hard truth.

Alternatively, I'd have to tie up my hair, pre-heat the oven and get baking...

I followed the below vanilla cupcake recipe from lifeloveandsugar.com which gave me a total of 18 golden springy cupcakes. 

However, I found the traditional pastry filling making process a little intimidating so I reverted to Nigella Lawson's (as equally wonderful) custard butter cream filling recipe, in addition to her scrumptious chocolate icing recipe.








Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius fan.
2.Cream butter and sugar in bowl until pale in colour and light in consistency. 
3.Add and combine vanilla extract and sour cream to the mixture.
4. Next, add the egg whites and mix well.
5. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients together and in a measuring jug, combine the water and milk.
6.Add half of the dry ingredient to the mixture and stir well. Then pour in the milk and water and the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.
7. Put mixture into the cupcake cases.
8. Bake for around 15 minute  until the cakes are golden brown.

The directions on how to make the custard butter cream and chocolate icing are over on Nigella Lawson's recipe.

The verdict:
Ugh. Where do I start? I think it's safe to say I could devour these in a worrying amount of time - they went down a treat. It may be because I struggle with the basic baking algorithm or the fact that I avoided using an electric whisk, but I did find these quite a time consuming bake.
Nonetheless, this is certainly a bake that I wouldn't shy away from. Well done, Boston Cream cupcakes. You did me proud.

Have you tried Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes/ what did you think?


As always, thank you for reading feel free to leave a comment or contact me via email : lilybass.blogs@gmail.com












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