Whoopie pies are actually not a pie but more like two round, dense cakes with
cream- icing in the middle. They are usually eaten like a cookie.
The most famous flavor is chocolate cakes with vanilla filling, although they can come in any combination that your imagination can come up with, such as:
Pumpkin with vanilla filling
Chocolate Chip with chocolate filling
Vanilla with mint filling
For tea parties, try making miniature, bit sized portions or cut into quarters and serve in cupcake liners.
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having whoopie pies!"
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Whoopie Pie Recipe
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Add vanilla and beaten egg yolk.
Then mix baking soda with the hot water.
In the order given, add to the butter and sugar mixture the following ingredients, stirring after each addition:
1/3 of the hot water / baking soda,
1/3 of the buttermilk
1/3 of the flour mixture.
Repeat the above steps two more times, using up all the ingredients, mixing until just combined and soft dough forms.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets, flattening slightly.
Bake in preheated oven at 400º F (200º C) on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets for 5-7 minutes or until cakes are "set" and slightly cracked.
Cool completely before filling.
Yields about 2 dozen whoopee pies.
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat together the sugar and butter on low speed until just combined and crumbly. Add cream and vanilla, beat at high speed until smooth.
Fill cakes with the filling.
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