I did say Boston Creme!! I have been thinking how great it would be to have a push up cupcake that has filling down the whole tube. Well, thanks to Wilton making a mini donut pan, I have made that happen pretty easily! The best news is, the tube fits 3 of the mini donuts, not two like you get with mini cupcakes.
I had never baked with the mini donut pan before. Before taking on the task I read some tips online. To fill the pan neatly, put your batter in a zip lock or pastry bag. Do not attempt to fill with a spoon! It won’t come out right. If you get batter on the middle piece it will cook together and fill up the hole. The other thing is, do not fill up to the top. Only fill half way. I decided to attempt the donut recipe that was on the package. I am not thrilled with how it turned out. It was heavy and not a lot of flavor. I wish I would have just used regular cake batter. Oh well, just gives me an excuse to make them again!!
I used instant vanilla pudding with an extra tablespoon of vanilla and 1 1/4 cup milk (per Sandra Lee’s Boston Creme cupcake recipe). I also used her chocolate ganache recipe which was half heavy cream, half chocolate chips. See recipes here:
After baking cakes and letting cool, dip in the ganache and carefully put inside the tube.
I used the long cupcake filler tip on a pastry bag to pipe the filling in the middle of the donut.
Repeat 2 more times and VIOLA! A push up with creme all the way down the center!! Oh the options! I can’t wait to make more!!!!