Better than a Boyfriend Cupcakes

Cupcakes so good they're Better than a Boyfriend. That's a mini donut on top!

Cupcakes so rich, decadent and dripping in chocolate I’ve named them Better than a Boyfriend Cupcakes!  Plus, they’re topped with a mini powdered sugar donut, so that’s better than a cherry! After all, we can’t have “bald” boyfriend cupcakes!

Valentine’s Day is next week and I have a bunch of red velvet recipes for all your red lovers out there!  But if you need a humorous treat for your Gal-entines day party than these are them!  If donuts aren’t your jam then top with with Oreos or Samoa cookies!  You can swap out the chocolate sauce for caramel sauce as well!

Cupcakes so good they're Better than a Boyfriend. That's a mini donut on top!

I dressed these up in cute blue liners because our cupcake boyfriend has to look sharp!  And guess what, you can have as many “boyfriends” as you want and no one has to know!

Cupcakes so good they're Better than a Boyfriend. That's a mini donut on top!

Your boyfriends might not be rich… but these ones sure are!

Cupcakes so good they're Better than a Boyfriend. That's a mini donut on top!

I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day was soooo much better as a kid!  Making cute pink and purple boxes and getting a bunch of funny cards and candy from everyone in class! No stress! Now you have to find a date or if you’re married you have to do something spectacular or stay in and feel semi lame because you didn’t get all dolled up.  Okay, getting dolled up is fun… but I still think I prefer the box full of candy and daffy duck cards from my classmates.

Cupcakes so good they're Better than a Boyfriend. That's a mini donut on top!

But these sure aren’t better than my boyfriend.

Better than a Boyfriend Cupcakes

Better than a Boyfriend Cupcakes


1 box Devil's Food Cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. butter, melted
1 C. buttermilk or milk
FILLING: (optional)
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp. Instant pudding (white chocolate, banana, or vanilla flavor)
2 C. chocolate chips
1 C. heavy whipping cream
(1/2 cup powdered sugar if you want it to be sweeter)


1. Whipped Ganache: Combine chocolate chips and cream and melt until smooth. You can do this in the microwave or over the stove but make sure to stir constantly so it doesn't burn. Let cool until you can drag a spoon through it and it leaves a mark.
2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pan with cupcake liners.
3. Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter and milk until smooth.
4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
5. Let cool.
6. Filling: Whip cream and pudding mix together until stiff and then use a knife to cut out a "well" into the cupcake and fill with filling.
7. Whipped Ganache: Whip until stiff! Pipe onto cupcakes over the filling and top with chocolate sauce (I use Torani) and mini donuts!

Enjoy my Better than a Boyfriend Cupcakes and have a happy Valentines!

11 thoughts on “Better than a Boyfriend Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Melanie Boyer says:

    OMGGGGGG!!! These look YUMMY, and I LOVE powdered sugar donuts!!! Question on whipped ganache… 1/2 __ of powdered sugar — (? 1/2 cup)?

    I am SOOOO trying these SOOOOOON!!!!

  2. 2
    Amber Williams says:

    I have the same question, 1/2 _?_ powdered sugar? Also, if you dont add it, the Ganache whips up like it is in the picture? Thats magical!!!!! These look and sound amazing.

    • 2.1

      I did add some powdered sugar to the one above but you can check out my Whipped Ganache post and that one doesn’t have any powdered sugar in it! It’s gorgeous and incredible either way!

  3. 3
    Stephanie says:

    These look better than any boyfriend!! Lol 😉
    Should these be keeped in the refrigerator ?
    I think I need at least three 😉

    • 3.1

      Yes! Because of the cream keep them in the fridge until they’re ready to be served! I kept mine out few hours and then served them! Just treat them how you would a bowl of whipped cream 🙂

  4. 4

    This is Awesome Recipe. Thank you for Sharing this. I have a question that any alternate thing can be used for heavy whipping cream..?

  5. 5
    Victoria says:

    Oh can I use one of these. They look amazing with the whipped Ganach.

  6. 6
    hiddensid says:

    these looks so yummy and very lovely i will surely try this out
    Cakes To Indore

  7. 7
    Katalin says:

    Will I be able to whip the ganache without putting it to the fridge to cool? I thought whipped cream need to be cold to be able to whip… is that not correct?

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