(Let’s Make) Whoopie Pies.

Last night in an inspired mood I found this recipe for whoopie pies and went to town. I’m happy to report that not only did the entire process take only a little over an hour, but they also turned out really well. Not too sweet and nice and cakey. *YUM*

(Let’s Make) Whoopie Pies
Makes: 18 Whoopie Pies


2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
White crystal sugar

3/4 stick unsalted butter (6 tablespoons), softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marshmallow cream, such as Marshmallow Fluff
2 teaspoons vanilla
Red food coloring
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 large baking sheets. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. In large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and beat to combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk in small batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until smooth, occasionally scraping sides of bowl.
2. With a tablespoon, spoon mounds of batter 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Sprinkle half with crystal sugar. Bake 15 minutes or until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.
3. To make filling: In medium bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add a drop or two of food coloring, and mix to tint pink. Makes about 1-1/2 cups of filling.
4. Spread a rounded tablespoon of filling on flat sides of half the cakes. Top with other cakes.

** Disclaimer: I found the recipe in Parents magazine of all places, which is strange because I would not recommend making these with kids. The marshmallow cream involved in the filling is easily the stickiest substance known to man and an ant trap waiting to happen.

  • Jessica

    February 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I have always wanted to make these!

  • joker

    February 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm Reply

    I’ve just produced a quart of salivation from just looking at the picture. I’m gah gah for Whoopies lol

  • Vailmama

    February 19, 2008 at 3:37 pm Reply

    I just saw these last night on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”, thanks for the recipe!

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