Creating pudding-filled cupcakes is a good way to ensure a tasty, moist center and give those who eat them a nice surprise when they bite into one. You might wonder how you can get the pudding inside the cupcake, but it is actually quite easy to do. Use pudding that will work well with the type of cupcakes and frosting you have chosen. While you can use homemade pudding, store-bought will work just as well.
Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before you begin filling them with the pudding. This will help make sure the cupcakes do not fall apart when you fill them. You can even place them inside the refrigerator for a half-hour or so to get them cold.
Fit your pastry bag with a 1/4-inch star tip.
Fill your pastry bag with the pudding you want to place inside your cupcakes.
Push the pastry bag tip about 3/4-inch deep inside the top of the cupcake.
Gently press on the pastry bag to begin filling the cupcake. Withdraw the tip from the cupcake top as you squeeze the bag. You will feel the cupcake expand a bit as you fill it with pudding. Do not overfill the cupcake because the pudding will come through the sides and top of the cupcake.
Wipe away any pudding from the top of the cupcakes.
Frost the cupcakes to complete them.