How to Fill a Cupcake

Filled CupcakesRemember those cream-filled chocolate cupcakes that you had as a kid, the ones that came two to a package. When you took a bite into the rich chocolate cake, you got a bit of cream filling. You can make your own filled cupcakes. It’s easy.

You can fill your cupcakes with whipped cream, commercial whipped topping, chocolate pudding, or marshmallow cream. If you want to get a little decadent with your chocolate, you can even use chocolate ganache.

To fill a cupcake, you will need an icing set or a pastry set with an icing tip for injecting the cream.

It’s easy to fill a cupcake with the filling of your choice. In fact it is super easy. The only challenge that we experienced was knowing how much cream was going into the cupcake. So we broke open several cupcakes to see. The first few were overfilled but we quickly got the hang of it. The long narrow tip that comes with the deluxe icing set helps.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Bake the cupcakes of your choice—chocolate, white, or any other—using a mix or your favorite recipe. Let the cupcakes cool.
  2. Mix the filling. Whipped cream sweetened with sugar and flavored with vanilla works well. You can use commercial whipped topping or pudding of your choice.
  3. Fill your pastry bag or icing set attached with the appropriate tip. (A star tip will work; a long narrow tip will work better.) Insert the tip through the top of the cupcake to a depth of about one inch. Insert one to two tablespoons of filling into the cupcake. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  4. Frost the tops of the cupcakes to cover the hole. Decorate as you like.