The Perfect Whoopie Pie

To me, whoopie pies are the perfect dessert.  You can make them any size you want, there is cream filling in every bite, and there are so many different flavor combinations!  They are so easy to make and perfect for bringing to a party.  Plus, you can add a little food coloring and sprinkles to match your holiday or party theme.  I have never met a whoopie pie I didn’t like, but it’s hard to beat the classic chocolate, it is definitely my favorite.  (Stay tuned for my pumpkin whoopie pie recipe this fall, they are a close second!)

I credit my momma for this recipe.  She has been making whoopie pies this way for a couple of years.  I am pretty sure she got the recipe out of a newspaper or New England type magazine.  She couldn’t remember. So I apologize in advance for not giving credit where credit is most DEFINITELY due.  I have to admit, I made these whoopie pies twice last week.  I know, its bad.  In my defense, we had company over twice last week as well.  I can’t have guests over and not feed them something sweet!  I think its safe to say everyone enjoyed them.  I even dropped some off to our good friends so we wouldn’t eat them all.  Paul, Lina, and I still probably ate one each night for a solid week. I really need to find a new hobby.

Once again these are super easy to make!  I personally like keeping the cakes and filling separate until they are going to be eaten.  I store the cakes in an air tight container and keep the filling in the fridge. I find that keeping the assembled whoopie pies in the fridge leads to the cakes drying out a bit.

Other tips: 

The first step to making the filling includes whisking flour and milk over the stove until it thickens and then letting it cool completely.  For this reason I like to do this step first.  That way it can cool while I make the cakes.

Make sure your butter is truly soft before using it in this recipe.  The best way to make sure it is soft is to leave it out on the counter for a few hours before you know you will be baking.  In a pinch you can also put the butter in the microwave on the LOWEST power. Make sure to watch closely so it doesn’t melt! If the butter is too hard you may get little butter chunks in your filling.

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The Perfect Whoopie Pie
These classic chocolate whoopie pies are top notch. The cakes are rich, moist, and airy and the old-fashioned cream filling complements them perfectly. You will not be able to get enough of these, and neither will your guests!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30-45 minutes
Servings
Whoopies
Ingredients
The Filling
The Cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30-45 minutes
Servings
Whoopies
Ingredients
The Filling
The Cakes
Instructions
For the Filling
  1. Add the Flour and Milk in a small sauce pan and cook over medium-low heat. Whisk continuously until the mixture becomes thick and sticky (almost like pudding). This will take about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a bowl. Leave on the counter to cool for about 30-45 minutes. (At this time I make the cake batter and bake). After the milk/flour mixture has cooled, add the remaining ingredients (butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla, salt) and beat until fluffy and creamy. This will take 10-12 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Cakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. set aside. In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 4-5 minutes). Add the eggs one at a time. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl between each addition. Add the vanilla and beat 30 seconds. Then add the milk and dry ingredients little by little by alternating one then the other. Mix on low between each addition only until combined. Spoon heaping tablespoons of batter 3 inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake 10- 12 minutes just until cakes are set and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. *You can make your cakes bigger or smaller just adjust your baking time accordingly! Remove cakes from baking sheet with a spatula and place on rack to cool. Once cooled you may store in an airtight container until you are ready to assemble them or fill them right away and enjoy!
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I hope you enjoy these! If you make them let me know what you think!

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