Mini Boston Cream Pies

Pat Morris


I like mini desserts for several reasons, (1) they're cute, (2) just the right size –a couple of bites, and (3) I am not as tempted to eat more than I should.

I make several smaller versions of everyday desserts: these Boston Cream Pies; Mini Cherry and Apple Pies, as well as Mini Whoopie Pies, Mini Cakes and Candies. I hope that you will enjoy these darling little mini Boston Cream Pies.

I often wondered why they call Boston Cream Pie a pie? It is definitely a layer sponge or yellow cake with a custard filling & Chocolate Ganache glaze. Whatever you call them- they are yummy!

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Makes 24 Mini Boston Cream Pies
10 Min
15 Min


1 box
(2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 box
(3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 c
cold milk
1/2 c
cool whip topping, thawed
2/3 c
heavy whipping cream, cold
1 c
(6 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips



1HEAT oven to 350ºF.
2PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool the mini cakes completely.
3BEAT pudding mix and milk (1 cup) with a whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min.
4MEANWHILE, use serrated knife to cut cupcakes horizontally in half.

Whisk 1/2 cup COOL WHIP into pudding;
5SPOON the pudding/custard mixture onto bottom halves of cupcakes, using about 1 Tbsp. for each. Cover with cupcake tops.
6HEAT whipping cream in a 1-quart saucepan,over low heat just to boiling.

REMOVE from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted.
7LET STAND about 15 minutes or until mixture coats a spoon.
8SPOON about 2 teaspoons chocolate Ganache onto each mini Boston Cream Pie top.

This is a simple Ganache -there are more involved ones you can make; for these minis, this works great and is good! ENJOY!!
9NOTE: You can bake the mini cakes in paper cupcake liners and instead of cutting the cakes in half, you can cut out a small plug down from the middle top of the cake (don't go all the way to the bottom); remove the cut out section and pipe the pudding mixture down in the hole; replace the cut out piece of cake and then spoon on the ganache.

Even though it won't look like a mini Boston Cream Pie (and you won't be able to get as much filling in it), it is just another way of making the little cakes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Yummy, #mini