(originally made 12/2009)
After a week of gingerbread men (150+ iced), and a week of baking
orders, I still had to produce some delicious desserts for 2 family
gatherings. I wanted to keep the desserts easy to portion this year,
so that people could have a little of each without guilt. I already
had a chocolate trifle, and Lemon Meringue Pie cupcakes, so I
wanted something a little different.
I just did not have time to make the cake from scratch, I used a
prepared cake mix (yellow, Betty Crocker) baked as cupcakes according to
the directions on the box. I used cook & serve vanilla pudding
with some scrapings from a vanilla bean added. I made the ganache from
8 oz semi sweet chocolate that I melted in 1 cup of heavy cream that I
brought to a boil. They were a huge hit. Will definitely give
them a try again, and used Gale Gand's Boston Cream Pie recipe.