Whoopie Pies

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I’ve heard that the New England area has something called a “Whoopie Pie” or “Gob” made of two small, chocolate, disk-shaped cakes with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them. Traditional Amish markets would sell them but after quickly gaining popularity they started to pop up in grocery and convenient stores. I thought they looked interesting so I found a couple recipes online and gave it a try!

They turned out really well! They actually ended up tasting alot like those new Oreo Cakesters!

1 Pkg of devil's food cake (with the oil and eggs listed on the package)
1 Pkg instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup water

Creme Filling
1 1/4 c. powered sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
3/4 c. marshmallow fluff
1/2 c. shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)

Mix the devil's food (according to package minus the water), pudding, and water together. After mixing let it set for 5-10 minutes (I have no idea why but they don't flatten out as much if they sit). Use a melon baller to drop balls of the dough onto cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cook at 350 for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Mix powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and fluff together and then add shortening. You can alter the flavor of the creme by adding another ingredient if you want. Justin loves peanut butter so after using 1/2 the vanilla filling I added 1-2 tbsp to it to make a peanut butter creme filling. I used the melon baller again to add one drop of filling in-between the two cakes.


Girl Meets Needle said...

I make these all the time, except I usually just make my own cake. To get a good whoopie pie, the "cake" has to be somewhere between cake and a cookie. The batter is much thicker than usual and the bottom gets crisp while the top stays puffy. :D You can also try dropping smaller amounts to make mini whoopie pies! :D

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