Whoopie Pies

[ 1 ] January 28, 2013 |

Whoopie Pies

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.

Whoopie Pies

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.

Whoopie Pies

After tasting these delicious treats, you’ll no longer wonder why they are named whoopie pies!

Whoopie Pie
Serves: 12
  • 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
  • Filling
  • 2¼ cups (280g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Have all the ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 325F ( 165C). Grease and flour the wells of the Whoppie Pie Pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Beat after each addition until well incorporated.
  5. Fill each well with 1½ level Tbs. batter. Tap the pan on the countertop to distribute the batter evenly.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cakes cool into the pan for 5 minutes. Invert the cakes onto a rack and let it cool.
  8. To prepare the filling;
  9. 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.
  10. Spread the filling on the flat side of half the cakes and top with one of the remaining cakes

Whoopie Pies


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