Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Summer treat in New England = Whoopie Pies

Oh, chocolaty, fluff filled cakes, how do I love thee! So very much. My mom made these when I was a kid and now I bake them for special occasions like neighborhood cookouts. I don't think I have anything more to say- just look at that picture!

Whoopie Pies

  • 1/2 C. Shortening
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 C. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 C. Cocoa
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients until everything is wet. I prefer to mix the dry ingredients first, and then add in the wet. Do not beat much- it just needs to get moistened through.
  3. Drop by the teaspoon onto an ungreased baking sheet. Try to keep them an even size as they will have to be paired up.
  4. Bake for approx. 6 minutes. Check their doneness by observing the color or by smelling for them to just start to toast on the bottom.
  5. Remove immediately from baking sheet and cool on a rack. Cool completely before frosting.

  • 1/2 C. Shortening
  • 1 C. Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 C. Fluff
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • Milk to moisten

  1. Put all ingredients into a large bowl and beat on medium high until smooth. Add the milk in slowly so that the consistency remains fairly thick.
  2. Fill cooled cake pairs using a pastry frosting gun or even just a spoon. Careful not to overfill or your whoopie pies will be super messy instead of normal messy! Spread filling on one half in the middle and then squish the other half on top, mushing the frosting throughout the treat.

1 comment:

Tara said...

WOW!! these look so great!! whoopie pies aren't a big thing in southern New England but that's not going to stop me from making these soon! thanks for the inspiration - i've been looking a long time for a great recipe. :)