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Friday, 5 March 2010

Whoopie! Pies + Friday Fill-Ins

Whoopie Pies
I made a delicious batch of Whoopie Pies this week and they are going fast.  What is a Whoopie Pie you ask?  Well, it is a sinful confection made with two round(ish) chocolate, pumpkin or banana cake mounds, with a gooey, creamy frosting that is sandwiched between the cake.  A whoopie pie, also called: a gob, black-and-white, bob, or "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo.

  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  stick unsalted butter, softened (1/2 c)
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  cup  milk

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Make cakes: Sift flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt together into a bowl. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl of an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and beat at medium speed until fully incorporated. Change mixer speed to low and add dry ingredients, alternating with milk, mixing until just blended.
Drop batter 1/2 Tbsp. at a time and about 2 inches apart onto each sheet to make 18 cakes per baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes, until mini cakes are springy to touch. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to racks to cool completely. Change parchment paper and repeat to make 72 cakes.
Match cakes in pairs so tops and bottoms are similar in shape. Spread bottoms with cream filling and cover with top.
For Cream Filling, combine 1 stick of unsalted butter and 1 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar in a bowl and beat at low speed until blended. Then beat at high speed until mixture is fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract and 2 cups marshmallow cream; mix at low speed until blended well. (Makes 2 1/3 cups)

Note:  If you want to take the time to add the filling to a pastry bag and pipe the batter onto your parchment lined baking sheet, the cookies/cakes will come out in a more rounded shape.

Now on to the Fill-Ins.
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#166. we go!
1. Why are you making a mountain out of molehill?
2. I want you to take mother nature and give her a good hard shake for me today (brrrr!).
3. I'm learning to take control of anxieties and fears, then it will be on my terms.
4. Shake it up and see what happens.
5. I could use a record button for my mind these days.
6. I was feeling pretty confident about my outfit choice and then I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the window (Yikes!).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going with the flow, tomorrow my plans include the usual Saturday errands, then spending the evening baking for a wedding shower for my sister-in-law and Sunday, I want to enjoy a nice brunch with the ladies!


LarryG said...

you are a sweetheart!
thanks - looks wonderful and i'll be sure to post when I make some :)

TopHat said...

I will have to try making those Whoopie Pies! They sound yummy.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your pies looks wonderful. I thought my memory issues were due to being an old mom with a toddler and not I am missing a button.

Gal Friday said...

Oh Whoopie!! Pies!!
I have been thinking that is my next cooking/baking adventure(making things I have never made before), and here I am, checking on on my favorite blogs(after a week that was too busy, so I have catching up to do)and you have a recipe for them!!!
Growing up in Maine, we had these as kids and I have been having flash-back cravings for them. Yours look absolutely scrumptious.

Your weekend plans sound really nice, by the way....enjoy!

WackyMummy said...

Ooh! I could go for a whoopie pie!

only a movie said...

Definitely a regional thing, Jack. We had whoopie pies at the bake sales our school was doing for Haiti and they sold out super quick. That recipe looks yum.

Hope your weekend is ok. :-)

Shadow said...

aaaah, thank you! they sound delicious!!! would love to try this. got another question though. what's marshmellow cream?

kaye said...

oooh yum--I've got to make some of those.

don't you hate catching a glimpse of yourself and having it catch you off guard?

Billy Rhythm said...

At the office, we host a local bakery's website. We trade services. We give her server space, and she gives us whoopie pies. I took delivery just this morning of 15 chocolate and 17 pumpkin. They freeze great!