Excellent! These are simple to make, but they can be a tiny bit time consuming to assemble. The first time I tried this recipe, I used Butter Golden cake (a huge NO-NO), as that cake's texture was all kinds of wrong for this recipe. As long as you're sure to use Yellow Cake mix, it's all good. I sprayed the cupcake pan very well with a "baking" oil spray, and used the dry cake mix to sprinkle into the cupcake wells. I only filled half way, in fear of overly poofy cupcakes that happened with the Golden Butter mix! I could have filled 2/3 way as the recipe on the box stated. And I know, please don't hate me, but I changed some of the recipe around a bit, to preference. I did not use the custard part of this recipe because I like whipped cream filling - and whipped up some fresh heavy cream without adding any sugar. Instead of the ganache type icing (I was out of cream after using it for the filling, and forgetting to save some), I used the chocolate icing recipe from Eclairs II. It's 2 TB butter, 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (melt together over low-heat), add a teaspoon of vanilla, 1 cup of powdered sugar (mix well), and add one teaspoon of hot water while continuing to mix over low heat, until consistency is spreadable but not watered down (max 3 teaspoons). Side note: This mini Boston Cream Pie recipe works great in a mini-muffin pan, too! Just bake it for a shorter amount of time/toothpick test.
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Excellent! These are simple to make, but they can be a tiny bit time consuming to assemble....