Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies were not mainstream in my hometown of Ames, Iowa. In fact, I’d never tasted one till I baked a batch for my family a couple years ago. Seeing Martha make them on her show was enough to motivate me to run to Sur la Table and buy a couple muffin top pans. The filling is exquisite…the mixture of butter, marshmallow cream and powdered sugar creates an extraordinary confection. And you know by now how our family feels about chocolate…

While Nick was home for his college winter break, he and Katie requested another batch of these perennial favorites. It had been over a year since I last made this version of whoopie pies, but it’s truly our favorite. We all hovered around the mixing bowl to sample any leftover filling. Peas in a pod, we are! My hubby says these are like over the top Suzie-Q’s…which is a good thing, I guess. Hope you’ll give them a try!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature plus more for muffin pans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake