Have you ever made Whoppie Pie? I just made some for the first time. These tender little cakes are fantastic.
The traditional Whoppie Pie is not a pie at all, but a cake like sandwich cookie with a luscious cream filling.
The Whoppie Pies are easy to make at home.
After you pull the cakes from the oven, let them cool on the baking sheet.
I put the baking sheet on something like a cool stove top so air circulation gets around it. Or I use large, thick bamboo trivets.
You can bake the cakes a day before assembling the whoopie pies; store them unfilled at room temperature. Once the pies are assembled, refrigerate them in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh a couple of days.
After tasting these delicious treats, you’ll no longer wonder why they are named whoopie pies!
- 1 cup (155g) all purpose flour
- ½ cup (45g) Dutch process Cocoa Powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup (155g) packed light brown sugar
- 6 Tablespoons (90g) unsalted butter
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
- 2¼ cups (280g) confectioners’ sugar
- 5 Tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Have all the ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 325F ( 165C). Grease and flour the wells of the Whoppie Pie Pan.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together brown sugar and butter on medium speed until well combined, 1 minute. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Beat after each addition until well incorporated.
- Fill each well with 1½ level Tbs. batter. Tap the pan on the countertop to distribute the batter evenly.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the cakes cool into the pan for 5 minutes. Invert the cakes onto a rack and let it cool.
- To prepare the filling;
- In a clean bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar, butter, milk and vanilla on low speed until well combined, about 1 minute.
- Spread the filling on the flat side of half the cakes and top with one of the remaining cakes