I have seen whoopie pies a lot of places lately and I finally got the chance to try them for myself (twice actually!). The recipe I used both times and love is here. Both times I halved the recipe but I made a few tweeks. Both times I used more cocoa powder, just add and try to taste. The second time I had no buttermilk or vinegar to make it and the cakes still turned out great. Also I am just using Hershey's Cocoa Powder. And I made my own filling mixture both times, a marshmallow and a marshmallow peanut butter!
You will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
For some reason, my camera is being stubborn and I only have a few photos of this. Jump on over to their website for the full instructions.
I used about an inch - inch and a half wide scoop. Any bigger and the pies are too big for a single serving!
They can out perfectly!
Now for the marshmallow creme in the middle:
Approx based on taste:
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- Large jar of Marshmallow Creme (14 oz?)
- Powdered Sugar
- vanilla (optional)
- Splash Milk
I recommend keeping the filling refrigerated until you want to make a pie. It is still pretty squishy and messy. If you make the pies together in advance, you could use the creme in frozen form, and I would keep the cakes in the fridge, to avoid a melty mess. But believe me, the taste is definitely worth the mess. If you want to PB creme just leave me a comment and I will add it! Enjoy!