We hosted the family fantasy football draft this year (again). I will say that drafting, parenting, and hosting are not easy tasks. I should also add how frustrating it is to have 8 other family members watch you try and do all three….but these is a theme in my life.
I love hosting parties. I also love a good theme. My intention was to have signature food from the big football cities: NY Cheesecake, Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, Philly Cheesesteaks, etc. Then I came to my senses and realized there is not one family member that would appreciate it. So I went with a traditional menu,but a did make Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes! They are a total crowd favorite and the make my Boston born loving husband very happy.
You need the following:
Yellow cupcakes ( just use a box mix)
Big Box of Vanilla Instant Pudding
Frozen topping (about 3/4 a cup) -thaw it
Vanilla Extract (a teaspoon)
Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Topping
Make you cupcakes according to the box. This can easily be done the day before and then keep them in the fridge. (You can make them two days before if need be and freeze them.)
Cup each cupcake in half. Try and keep the right cupcake top with the right bottom if possible. (Take the wrappers off)
Now start working on your filling. This is a “quick custard”. Follow the directions on the pudding box, replace some of the milk (about a half cup) with heavy cream. Once you have the consistency of pudding start adding in the frozen topping. Once you have a thick consistency add in your vanilla extract mix that it.
Now you have created a “custard”. True custard….heck no. But enough for a cupcake yes!
True Boston Cream Pie is equal parts cake to filling, so keep that in mind as you begin to fill your cupcakes. Huge drops of custard are a good thing. It is okay if the custard peeks out once you put the cupcake top back on!
Now heat your fudge up in the microwave. Don’t make it too hot or liquid like. When the fudge is ready pour it on the top of the cupcake. Make sure you use enough so that it slides down the sides of the cupcake.
Chill in the fridge until time for dessert!
You may need a fork to enjoy!