I think it's been mentioned around here that cupcakes are not really my thing. I don't make them too often and when I do..they usually don't turn out that great. Now, eating cupcakes is most definitely my thing. So, after coming across these, I decided to give baking cupcakes another whirl. What a great idea! These are fabulous. All the great tastes of Boston Cream Pie without a ton of work and a mini size so, you won't feel so guilty about eating them :)
1 box yellow cake mix ( plus ingredients)
1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup whipped topping
for chocolate topping:
4oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup whipped topping
Mix cake mix according to box directions for 24 count cupcakes. Let them cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, whisk pudding mix and cold milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping.
With a sharp knife, slice cooled cupcakes in half. Spoon approx 1 TBSP of vanilla pudding mixture on bottom half. Cover with cupcake top.
Melt chocolate and 1 cup whipped topping in a small saucepan over low heat or in microwave. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Spread over cupcakes. Refrigerate cupcakes for 15 minutes before serving.