Simple Recipe: No Bake Boston Creme Cupcakes

Frock Files | Boston Creme Ice Box Cupcakes

To end this month’s theme, home, while also kicking of May’s theme (to be revealed tomorrow!), I created a recipe for Boston creme cupcakes. These ice box cupcakes are delicious, cool, and easy. I’m also going to include a few ideas here to make it even simpler!

Frock Files | Boston Creme Ice Box Cupcakes


Nilla wafers or other vanilla cookies

1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
(Simpler Idea: use pudding!)

Whipped Cream:
2 cups whipping cream
6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
(Simpler Idea: Two words – cool whip)

Chocolate bar for shavings


1. Before placing on the stove, whisk cornstarch, sugar, milk, eggs, cream, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth in a medium saucepan. (If using pudding and Cool Whip, cook according to package instructions prepare pudding and skip to step five.)

2. Place saucepan on stove and heat on medium until boiling, whisking constantly. Once boiling, continue whisking for two minutes before removing from heat.

3. Remove from heat and place in a cool bowl. Whisk in butter and allow to cool.

4. Combine ingredients for whipped cream in a mixing bowl. Beat until soft white peaks form.

5. Line cupcake tins, and layer each with a cookie, one tablespoon of custard, cookie, one tablespoon of whipped cream, cookie, and a teaspoon of whipped cream.

6. Place the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 20 seconds. Use your vegetable peeler to make shavings to top each cupcake.

7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. The cookies will soak up the whipped cream and custard to get soft, cakey, and oh-so-scrumptious.

Frock Files | Boston Creme Ice Box Cupcakes

These last for about 48 hours and are completely crave-worthy. Have you ever tried ice box cakes before? I’m a little obsessed with them now.

Check back tomorrow to find out about May’s theme!

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  1. These look delicious! I love nilla wafers!!! I still remember my preschool days… we used to come in from recess and each of us would have two of them waiting for us on a napkin on our desk. I’ve been a huge fan ever since. šŸ™‚ Love the optional shortcuts you included in this recipe too!

  2. oh this is dangerous. way. too. dangerous. because i can just see myself making like a million of these and devouring them.

  3. oh my gosh these look amazing! and your photos are so pretty, too!

  4. Ice box cakes are the best!! These look divine.

  5. Wow, those look so yummy Joy! And I love the idea to make them in individual teacups šŸ™‚ My grandma and mom used to make Lemon Icebox Pudding on super-special occasions and it’s still one of my favorites to this day.

  6. these are adorable – love the idea of serving them in tea cups like that šŸ™‚

  7. These are adorable! I haven’t made ice box cakes yet. This may be the first.

  8. I’ve never had ice box cakes before. They sound delicious! I’m loving that you put them in those beautiful tea cups and, as always, your photography is so good. My niece wants to have a tea party themed birthday party this year. Your version would be such a cute idea (with the short cuts!). I’ll definitely be sharing this post.

  9. These looks so delicious! I can’t believe they’re so beautiful and so easy at the same time!

  10. All I have to say is: YuM!! These look so delicious! Now I want to dash home and make them!!

  11. These look absolutely delicious, and I’m all for the no-bake. šŸ™‚ Beautifully photographed too!

  12. Yummm! These look amazing. I want to make them immediately.

  13. These look absolutely gorgeous, I really love your photos! They sound so yummy too!

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