Boston Cream Cupcakes
Most of the big snack companies sell some variation on a cream-filled, chocolate-covered cupcake. Could we make cream-filled cupcakes from scratch at home?
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a Boston Cream Cupcakes recipe that produced cupcakes with big chocolate flavor and a smooth, creamy center—but none of the artificial, bland flavors characteristic of most Boston cream cupcake recipes. For our recipe, we used the reverse creaming method to achieve tender, close-crumbed cupcakes, then filled them with cream through a cone-shaped hole in the top of the cupcakes. Our chocolate glaze, which clung tightly to the tops of the cupcakes thanks to light corn syrup, covered any evidence of the holes.