Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vanilla Pudding Filled Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Evelyn's birthday party was Saturday and I made these cupcakes for the party. I wasn't planning on posting them, however my husband hasn't stopped talking about them since he had the first one. He thinks the second anyone makes these and tastes one, I'll be famous for sharing the recipe... I'm a little more down to earth. These were very easy to make and were very tasty. I really love this frosting recipe, I would be happy just eating that and leaving the cupcake!

Vanilla Pudding Filled Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

1 C white sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 C milk
rainbow sprinkles
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
2 1/2 cups milk

Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together butter & sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time and add vanilla. Beat until combined. Whisk together flour and baking powder. Slowly add to butter mixture and beat until smooth. Add milk and mix until smooth & creamy. Mix in a few tablespoons of sprinkles.

Spoon cake mixture into lined muffin pan. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a cupcake. Set aside to cool.

Once cupcakes are cooled. Beat pudding mix and milk for 3 minutes. Put pudding into a gallon bag and snip the corner. Remove the centers of the cupcakes using a cupcake filling tool or a spoon. Pipe the pudding into the holes.

For the frosting:

Beat butter on med-high until it is light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Wait until all sugar is mixed into the butter before adding the next. Add vanilla, salt and milk and beat until fluffy on medium- about 3 minutes.

Pipe onto the tops of the cupcakes. Refrigerate any unused cupcakes.


  1. Was disappointed when I got home from the store to make these and realized there is no cream cheese mentioned in the ingredients, but it is in the instructions! Would still like to try if u could update an amount of ceam cheese to use.

    1. Cristy,

      I'm not sure what happened to this recipe and Blogger won't let me edit it right now. It looks like that first line was from my other cheesecake cupcake recipe. Ignore the part about the cream cheese and start at creaming the butter. I will fix it as soon as I can.


  2. There's no directions for the vanilla pudding. Do I use jello instant vanilla with ingredients called for and fill? They look really yummy otherwise!!! :)

    1. Hi Kristin! Sorry, I just saw this comment. They are delicious. Its instant pudding prepared with 2.5 cups of milk.



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