Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

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Did you know that yesterday was National Chocolate Eclair Day?  I didn’t either until I saw it on Facebook and then I was suddenly craving chocolate eclairs.  My mom is the master at making chocolate eclairs and I knew I couldn’t even try and compete with hers.  So, I decided to make Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes instead.

Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

Connor and I spent the morning making these delicious cupcakes and I’m so glad we did!

The only bad thing is – I can’t stop eating them!!



Cupcakes Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk


Step 1:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin cups with cupcake liners.

Step 2:  In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3:  In separate bowl mix butter with mixer.  Gradually add sugar and continue to mix until combined.  Add eggs one at a time while mixing.

Step 4:  Add flour mixture, vanilla, and milk to butter mixture.  Continue to mix until combined.

Step 5:  Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for 18-22 minutes.

Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

Custard Filling:

  • 1 box (3.4 ounce) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups whipped topping (thawed)


Step 1:  Mix all ingredients together.  Let stand 5 minutes or until thickened,

Step 2:  Once cupcakes have cooled completely, scoop out center of each cupcake.

Step 3:  Spoon custard into food-storage bag.  Cut tip off one corner of bag and squeeze filling into each cupcake center.

Chocolate Butter Cream Icing Recipe:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk (I used half & half)

Step 1:  Cream butter in mixer.  Gradually add sugar and cocoa and continue to mix on slow speed.

Step 2:  Add vanilla extract and milk and continue to mix until frosting is thick and spreadable.

Step 3:  Spread icing over cupcakes.


Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes

I’m warning you right now – you won’t be able to eat just one.

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  1. These cupcakes sound delicious.I like cupcakes with a yummy filling. I will try this recipe soon.