Mini Boston Cream Pie Bites Recipe

Experience the delightful taste of Mini Boston Cream Pie Bites, an elegant and delicious reinterpretation of the classic Boston Cream Pie. These tiny treats feature layers of fluffy sponge cake, creamy vanilla custard, and a luscious chocolate glaze, making them perfect for parties, gatherings, or as a delightful snack anytime.


Cake Base:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


Prepare Cake Base:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a mini muffin tin.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy, then fold in the dry ingredients.
  4. Incorporate melted butter, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool.

Make Cream Filling:

  1. Whisk egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Heat milk to a simmer, then gradually whisk into the egg mixture.
  3. Cook on medium heat until thickened.
  4. Chill with plastic wrap on the surface to prevent skin from forming.

Create Chocolate Glaze:

  1. Heat cream to a simmer, remove from heat, and add chocolate, butter, and salt.
  2. Stir until smooth, mix in vanilla, and let cool slightly.

Assemble Bites:

  1. Core cooled cakes and fill with custard.
  2. Top with chocolate glaze.
  3. Chill to set the glaze.


  • For a gluten-free version, use a suitable flour blend.
  • Customize the filling or topping to include different flavors like caramel or fruit reductions.
  • Perfect for making ahead, store assembled bites in the refrigerator and add the glaze a few hours before serving.


Q: Can I freeze these Mini Boston Cream Pie Bites? A: Yes, you can freeze the cake bases and custard separately. Assemble with glaze before serving for best results.

Q: How long can these bites stay fresh in the refrigerator? A: Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 mini bites
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Mini Boston Cream Pie Bites are a fantastic way to savor the classic flavors of Boston Cream Pie in a fun, bite-sized format. Whether you’re hosting a party, attending a potluck, or just treating yourself, these miniature desserts blend tradition with novelty to create a universally appealing treat. Enjoy crafting and indulging in these delightful bites!

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