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Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes make a lovely, elegant presentation at your finest events. These cream filled cupcakes make a wonderful special treat. Think Valentine cupcake or Mother’s Day dessert.

These Boston cream Cupcakes are beautiful on cupcake towers at wedding receptions or formal banquet tables. 

 Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes are a decadent, elegant vanilla cupcake filled with custard and topped with a delicious chocolate ganache.

Visit  cupcake corner to see more of my very favorite cupcakes.  We’ve had lots of exciting flavor combinations, Orange Creamsicle , Moscato, Gourmet Carrot cake, and many many more. Boston eclair cupcakes might just be my very favorite yet!

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes really hits the nail on the head.  A light and fluffy fresh vanilla cupcake recipe provides the base. The custard filling is perfectly wonderful inside. A gorgeous and rich chocolate ganache tops it all off.

This custard cupcake recipe is really perfect for the Genaché top. The Genaché is a MUCH easier topping that a chocolate frosting for cupcakes. And it’s also VERY simple to do.

This special dessert tastes just like an eclair recipe but it’s easier to eat. That makes these cupcakes perfect party food.

Fresh Chocolate Eclair CupcakesFresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes are decadent vanilla cupcakes filled with a creamy custard and topped with a delicious , easy chocolate ganache. Beautiful, light and elegant!

Enjoy Boston cream pie flavors in this simple cupcake. 

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes:

These cupcakes take time so plan ahead. The custard is made on the stove. Chill it for an hour or so before using it. The ganache is also made on the stove but it’s very easy. And the vanilla cupcakes are simple cupcakes. The extra fuss is all about the custard.

Recipe NOTES AND TIPS:

TIPS ON THE TIMING:
  1. To make custard filled cupcakes a bit easier make the custard up to a day ahead. The custard will store fine. Just cover it and store in the fridge.
  2. On baking day make the cupcakes.
  3. While the cupcakes bake cook the ganache. Let it cool to room temperature before using it.
  4. Pull the custard out of the fridge and assemble the cupcakes when they are completely cooled.

Custard Filling:

  1. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl, add in milk and whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
  2. mix together sugar, cornstarch and salt in large heavy saucepan. slowly stir in a small amount of milk and egg mixture,
  3. making a smooth paste. Gradually stir in remaining milk mixture until blended.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, 20 to 25 minutes. BOIL and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat immediately.
  5. cool quickly:
    1. Set pan in larger pan of ice water.
    2. Stir occasionally and gently for a few minutes to hasten cooling.
    3. Stir in vanilla.
    4. Press piece of plastic wrap onto surface of pastry cream to prevent “skin” from forming.
    5. Refrigerate the custard until thoroughly chilled and set, at least 1 hour.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Add butter to a saucepan on medium heat
  2. Add in the heavy whipping cream and stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil
  3. Put the chocolate chips into a medium size bowl
  4. Pour the heavy cream mixture over the chocolate chips and stir constantly until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated.
    The sauce should be thick.

Putting the cupcakes together:

  1. Cut a circle into the top of the cupcakes and fill with the custard, replace the top.
  2. Put the ganache into a piping bag fitted with a circular tip.
  3. Pipe the ganache in a circle on top of the cupcakes
 Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes. Decadent vanilla cupcakes filled with custard and topped with a delicious chocolate ganache.

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Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes
Yield: 30 frosted cupcakes

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Fresh Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes make a lovely, elegant presentation at your finest events. These make a wonderful special treat for your Valentine, Mom on Mother’s Day, a wedding or Bridal shower, or girls night out!

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup light olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Custard Filling:
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • Ganache topping:
  • 16 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

CUPCAKES:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a bowl with an electric beater, beat eggs until they are thoroughly mixed, add in sugar and continue mixing.
  4. Add in oil and vanilla until they are thoroughly mixed in as well.
  5. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix until it is incorporated
  6. Add 1/3 of the buttermilk and mix thoroughly.
  7. Continue alternating adding in ingredients until they are all mixed in.
  8. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full.
  9. Bake 12-14 minutes checking often to ensure doneness.
  10. Cool on a wire baking rack.

Custard Filling:

  1. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl, add in milk and whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
  2. mix together sugar, cornstarch and salt in large heavy saucepan. slowly stir in a small amount of milk and egg mixture, making a smooth paste. Gradually stir in remaining milk mixture until blended.
  3. cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, 20 to 25 minutes. BOIL and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat immediately.
  4. cool quickly: Set pan in larger pan of ice water. stir occasionally and gently for a few minutes to hasten cooling. stir in vanilla. press piece of plastic wrap onto surface of pastry cream to prevent "skin" from forming. refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Add butter to a saucepan on medium heat
  2. Add in the heavy whipping cream and stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil
  3. Put the chocolate chips into a medium size bowl
  4. Pour the whipping cream mixture over the chocolate chips and stir constantly until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated.
  5. The sauce should be thick.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Putting the cupcakes together:
  2. Cut a circle into the top of the cupcakes and fill with the custard, replace the top.
  3. Put the ganache into a piping bag fitted with a circular tip.
  4. pipe the ganache in a circle on top of the cupcakes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

30

Serving Size

1 frosted and filled cupcake

Amount Per Serving Calories 327Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 65mgSodium 251mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 4g

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Wednesday 9th of December 2015

[…] vanilla cupcake recipe and I filled them with homemade custard. You can get the recipe for them here. For the frosting, I used a classic buttercream frosting and substituted the vanilla extract for […]

Mike

Saturday 28th of November 2015

The recipie doesn't include milk as an ingredient for the custard, but calls for you to "add milk."

How much milk in the custard?

And when do you add the eggs?

Kayti Lavergne

Saturday 28th of November 2015

Hi Mike! I'm so glad you caught that! The custard filling requires 3 cups of milk. You want to whisk the eggs together with the milk, once you have the cornstarch and the other ingredients combined on the stove, then you gradually want to whisk in the egg and milk mixture stirring constantly. I hope that helps! Thank you! Kayti

Nicky

Sunday 26th of April 2015

This look delicious. I'd love these for my birthday

homemadefoodjunkie

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Nicky, These would be perfect for a special birthday treat! Lol. Hopefully you won't have to make them yourself:)

Heaven

Saturday 25th of April 2015

Just looking at them, I know they are worth the extra work and time! I LOVE eclairs, cupcakes, ganache, and custard. Pinned! Stopping by from Say G'Day.

Kayti Lavergne

Saturday 25th of April 2015

Thank you! They definitely are worth the extra effort!

ashandcrafts

Saturday 25th of April 2015

Hi there! Visiting from the Say G'day party. This looks so moist and delicious! Pinned!

Kayti Lavergne

Saturday 25th of April 2015

Thank you so much for sharing!!

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