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Mini Boston Cream Pies

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These miniature Boston Cream Pies are the CUTEST treat!  Covered in chocolate glaze with a surprise yummy filling in the middle, these are sure to make you and your family smile!

When you are as obsessed with desserts as I am, you get really fun kitchen presents!  For my birthday last year, my friend Angie got me the most adorable Mini Cake Pan ever.  They are made by Wilton and they create cute little layer cakes that have a square of filling on the inside.  I love them and decided to use them with this Boston cream Pie recipe instead of just a plain old regular size cake.  If you want to try the pans out just click on Mini Cake Pan and you can see them on Amazon– if you don’t want another kitchen gadget (I totally understand the dilemma!) just make this recipe in two regular round cake pans- put the filling in the middle and just pour that glaze right over the top.


  • One white cake mix (with water, oil and eggs to make according to box)
  • One box (3.4 oz) JELL-O instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. Cool Whip Topping
  • 2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1c. unsalted butter
  • 1 T. corn syrup


  • Make glaze 1st: Melt together chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup and mix well.  Refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make cake mix (whole egg method) according to box.
  • Spoon about 1/2 c. batter into each well greased Mini Cake Pan.
  • Place pans on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  • Tip pans over onto a cake rack and allow cakes to cool completely.

  • Repeat process (one cake mix makes 4 to 5 full (two piece) cakes).
  • To make filling, combine pudding mix with milk and whisk for 2 minutes.
  • Fold Cool Whip topping in and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
  • Trim bottoms of cakes flat and spoon filling into each cavity.

  • Tip one cake on top of the other, keeping the filling in the center.
  • Remove glaze (it will be pretty thick) from the fridge and frost tops and sides of each cake.
  • Reheat remaining glaze and pour over the top of each cake to make a smooth outer layer (do this on a cake rack over a cookie sheet so excess glaze can drip through).
  • Chill until glaze is hard.

My thoughts:  I just served these last night and they were a huge hit.  Everyone loved how cute they were and the surprise filling in the center.  I loved the creamy filling with the rich glaze…YUM!  The glaze is a little difficult to get right (I thought!)  I was hoping for a smoother finish- but it tasted GREAT!  –Enjoy!!!!!!!  -r


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

12 responses »

  1. I absolutely love, love, love Boston Cream Pie! This looks so delicious. I am going to go on Amazon and search for the mini cake pans. Cant wait to try this! Thanks 🙂

    • I love it too– it always reminds me of a custard filled doughnut – in cake form! I’m really excited to experiment with these pans– I think it would be fun to make brownie bowls with them– fill them up with ice cream and toppings! YUM! So much fun!

  2. I love those little pans.. just the sort of pan I’d buy.. And the cakes (including the icing) turned out perfect!

  3. Ooh, Boston Cream pie… this takes me back to the days I spend livin’ in the USA and eatin’ pie at Marie Calendar’s waaaay too often. I love the chocolate + sponge cake + custard combo of Boston Cream, but they only make it in doughnut form out on the Canadian west coast, so my hankerings for the real thing always go unfulfilled. These mini versions are adorable! 🙂

  4. You had me a mini! This is one of my favorite cakes! 🙂

  5. You make the most decadent looking desserts! These look amazing. And I totally agree you get the best presents when you bake. To me it’s a no-brained when people ask me what I want: ‘kitchen stuff!’

  6. I love Boston cream pie. I love miniature things. I’m in heaven!!

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  8. What on earth – these look amazing! Your blog is a dangerous place to browse at bed time – haha! *hungry*

  9. I am so glad I discovered your blog!!! I made your chocolate chip cookie/oreo/brownie cups today and they turned out AMAZING! I am just trying not to eat all 24 of them today! 🙂 My boyfriend’s favorite is Boston Cream Pie so I will definitely need to try these! I hope they turn out as well if I just use regular cake pans…although your mini pan is so cute and I am definitely adding to my wish list 🙂

    • Thank you!!! I’m so glad you are here too!!! I love those cups. I was thinking I might make a batch for Christmas. I think this recipe will work out ok in regular pans. Such a sweet girlfriend! Enjoy!


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