Okay....I'll be honest. Not only did I want to make something my dad would enjoy, but I was also excited to use my new cupcake corer. Some tutorials suggest layering the cake and filling so it more closely resembles the original dessert, but I figure a little deviation is okay. There are no rules when it comes to this stuff. It isn't even named right! Why is it called pie when it is so clearly cake? Should I be calling these Super Easy Boston Cream Cup-pies? Why do I genuinely enjoy the television show Ice Loves Coco? Some questions just can't be answered.
Since these are super easy cupcakes, convenience is the name of the game. I used a box mix of yellow cake and instant french vanilla pudding. Just make according to the directions on the box. Let the cupcakes cool and the pudding set, and you're ready to assemble.
The most complicated part of the process is the ganache...but that still isn't so hard. Just heat half a cup of heavy whipping cream to boiling and pour over about 8 ounces of chocolate chips. Whisk it up, let it cool and voila! You just made ganache.