brooklyn vs. boston cream pie cupcakes

August 25, 2012 by Angie

For Week 34 of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge we are supposed to carve a baked good. The moderator elaborated on this for us and cutting out a hole in a cupcake and filling it with cream definitely counts. I made this delicious recipe for Brooklyn vs. Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

These cupcakes require a monumental amount of effort. I stirred, chilled, whisked, beat, mixed, chilled again, baked, melted, and chilled a third time. It took hours and created a lot of dirty dishes. The cupcakes are pretty phenomenal though.

Step 1: Baked Cupcakes

Step 2: Carving out the filling holes

Step 3: Filling the cupcakes with cream (making the cream counts for at least two steps and also involved two hours of chilling in the refrigerator)

Step 4: Chocolate Ganache

Bam! Look at that cupcake. It took so long to make I feel like it’s my biological child.

Because I’m not vegan, if I was really craving something like this in the future I would probably go to the bakery and buy a single eclair. For vegans, however, cream-filled, chocolate-topped, baked treats are not so easily acquired so going through all this work every once in a while is worth it because these cupcakes are really awesome.



  1. Jared says:

    So trill.

  2. Lauren G says:

    Angie got mad wifey skillz

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