Preferably using a homemade custard for filling, and I have a great ganache recipe, this recipe can be with a BC cake mix or completely scratch. I have searched the recipes and not found one I like, most call for instant pudding, which IMO is very grainy, hence the vanilla custard MFS. Pics would be good of past ones anyone has made.
Thanks in advance.
This is actually very easy. Take your favorite yellow/vanilla cake recipe, add pastry cream in the middle and top with your favorite ganache or glaze.
I love Joanne Chang's pastry cream. She shared it on the Martha Stewart site.
Her book, Flour, Is one of my very favorite cookbooks. It is well worth getting. It is on the intermediate level for scratch bakers.
I use Warren Brown's yellow cake recipe with changes.
I prefer a sweeter chocolate topping than just ganache. I sweeten mine by using less cream and adding corn syrup and vanilla bean paste. Sometimes I use a chocolate glaze/ganache combo.
Thank you once again scp1127. I copied the custard recipe from Martha's website, and will make these this weekend. I am also going to look for the book "Flour" today. Always looking to expand my cookbook library. I also found a great recipe on youtube about Poured Fondant or Chocolate ganache. The first time I made it, I couldn't keep my hubby out of it. The woman in the video did a really good job explaining how to make it. Easy peasy recipe.
Anyway, thanks again.
I haven't made boston cream cupcakes but a boston cream cake before and I used a BC Yellow Buttter Mix (using WASC recipe and omitting oil) and homemade pastry cream & ganacge --- it was really good!
I forgot to note that in cases where the pastry cream needs to be stiffer, like in a cupcake so that it doesn't end up on the person's shirt, I increase the thickener by 25-30% for insurance.
it was really good!