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Whoopie Pies

The Best Homemade Whoopie Pies Recipe

by Bity

Whoopie Pies are definitely the most delicious treat of your dreams. They’re a chocolate cake-like cookie with an insanely fluffy, marshmallow-flavored filling that’s perfect for any occasion!

What are Whoopie Pies?

Whoopie Pies are a type of cake that is made from two layers of cake, which are then filled with creamy buttercream. The cake is typically topped with a chocolate or vanilla frosting.

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What’s so great about Whoopie Pie Recipe?

There are many things that make Whoopie Pies so great, but some of the main reasons why they are so popular are because they are delicious and filling. Whoopie Pies can be enjoyed for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as a dessert. They also make a great dessert to take to a party or to give as a gift.

What do these Whoopie Pies taste like? Well when you bite into a whoopie pie, you’ll be treated to a cakey interior and a gooey, sweet cream cheese filling. These pies are often compared to the famous dessert cupcakes, but with a whoopie pie’s unique flavor profile. Some say that the whoopie pie’s flavor comes from the combination of two classic American desserts – cake and ice cream. Others say that the whoopie pie’s unique texture comes from the incorporation of the whipped cream into the mix. Whichever theory is correct, one thing is for sure – these pies are delicious!

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Have you ever tried whoopie pies? Imagine an ice cream sandwich without the brain freezing!

These delicious cookie sandwiches are full of a fluffy marshmallow filling that is both airy and light as well as sweet and decadent.

This whoopie pie consists of an outer soft chocolate cookie made with unsweetened dark cocoa and an inner filling made with marshmallow fluff and buttercream. The bitterness of the cocoa cookie mixed with the sweet fluffiness of the filling makes for one delicious whoopie pie.

This recipe does require an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer but it is fairly easy to make and ideal for kid’s birthday parties or as dessert after a Sunday BBQ with the family and friends.

You can make them beforehand and store them in the fridge until ready, although this would require you to resist the temptation of freshly made whoopie pie. Believe me, this is a tougher order than expected. There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cocoa cookies in the air.

When making this recipe I like to weigh ingredients as this makes for a more precise prep. However, if you’re working with the volume measurements and see your cookie batter is just a little too runny, don’t hesitate to add a bit more flour to make it thicker and more scoopable.

Also, if you’re a big chocolate lover, try switching the hot water for a hot espresso and make that chocolate batter just a tiny bit more chocolaty and bitter. Coffee goes great in chocolate recipes!

If you want a simplified recipe, just skip the filling and fill with some whipped cream. Those whoopie pies will still turn out ever so tasty!

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What Kinds of Whoopie Pies Are There?

There are a lot of different kinds of whoopie pies, and each one has its own unique flavor and texture. Here are some of the most popular types:

  • Chocolate whoopie pies: These pies are made with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting.
  • Cherry whoopie pies: These pies are made with cherry filling and cream cheese frosting.
  • Peanut butter whoopie pies: These pies are made with peanut butter cake and peanut butter frosting.
  • Fruit whoopie pies: These pies are made with fruit filling and whipped cream or cream cheese frosting.

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How to Store Whoopie Pies?

If you’re like most people, you probably think of whoopie pies as a festive dessert that can be enjoyed any time of year. But did you know that they can also be a great way to use up a leftover cake or pie filling? In this article, we’ll show you how to store whoopie pies so that they’ll stay fresh and delicious for a long time.

1. Make sure the pies are well-frosted and cooled before storing them. This will help to keep the frosting from melting and turning the pie into a gooey mess.

2. If you’re planning on storing your whoopie pies in the freezer, make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container so that they won’t thaw out too quickly. Alternatively, you can place them in an icebox or fridge.

3. If you’re storing your whoopie pie on the counter, make sure to cover them with a layer of foil or plastic wrap so that they don’t get sticky and gross. And lastly, make sure to store them in a cool, dark place so that they’ll stay fresh for as long.

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Tips for an Amazing Whoopie Pies:

If you’re thinking about making whoopie pies, but are unsure of where to start, these tips will help you make the best pies possible.

1. Start with quality ingredients. Whoopie pies are all about the ingredients, so make sure you use quality ingredients when you make them. Good whoopie pie ingredients include cream cheese, sugar, and flour.

2. Preheat your oven before you start baking. This will help your pies come out evenly and quickly.

3. Use a round cutter to create perfect circles for your whoopie pies. This will help ensure that they come out looking their best.

4. Fill your whoopie pie with your favorite filling combinations. Some popular fillings for whoopie pies include chocolate cake, vanilla cake, and strawberry cake. Experiment to see what combinations work best for you and your guests!

This is the best whoopie pie that will have your family asking for more!

  • Yields/Serves; 24-30 whoopie pies (varies according to cookie pie size)
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes.
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes.
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Here is the list of ingredients for this Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe:

Pies:

  • 2 cups (283g) of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (45g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (120ml) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract of vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup (120ml) hot water

Whoopie pie Filling:

  • 1 cup (200g) unsalted butter, softened, at room temperature
  • 2 ¼ (270g) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 10 oz (285g) marshmallow fluff

Equipment:

  • Cookie sheets or baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Hand mixer or standing mixer
  • 2 pastry bags (optional but makes the work easier)

How to Prepare This Whoopie Pie Cake Recipe?

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF and set oven racks to the upper and lower third of the oven.

STEP 2: Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them aside. You will need to bake two or three times depending on the size of your cookie sheets.

STEP 3: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until well combined and set aside.

STEP 4: In a large mixing bowl mix in the brown sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract of vanilla bean paste and whisk until well combined.

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STEP 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet batter mixing until smooth. At this point, it should look like a thick brownie batter.

STEP 6: Add the hot water and continue to mix until smooth. The consistency should change a bit making it smooth and velvety.

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STEP 7: Transfer the cookie pie batter to the lined cookie sheets with the help of an ice cream scoop or with a pastry bag (ziplock bags also work) if you feel like this will be easier. You want to drop a 1 ½ tbsp scoop of batter at a time, leaving at least 2in (5cms) in between each scoop/pie. They should be really spaced out.

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STEP 8: Bake the first two sheets for 4 minutes, then rotate them (the lower cookie sheet will go to the first rack and the first rack cookie sheet will go to the lower rack) and bake for 4 additional minutes. The center of the cookies should spring back when touched.

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STEP 9: Remove from the oven and allow cookie pies to cool before moving the parchment paper off the cookie sheet or attempting to pick them up. They are really soft and fluffy and will become manageable once completely cooled down.

STEP 10: Repeat step 8 and 9 until all the cookie pie batter is baked.

STEP 11: While the cookie pies cool down completely, make the filling. In a large bowl (if using a hand mixer) or in the bowl of a standing mixer, add the softened, room temperature butter and whip until creamy and fluffy.

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STEP 12: Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, or vanilla bean paste and whisk until airy. The mix should start to whiten as you whip.

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STEP 13: Once airy and fluffy, add the marshmallow fluff and fold it into the mixture. Add to a pastry bag and fill the whoopie pie making them into tiny little cookie sandwiches.

Notes:

*Store these in an airtight container in the fridge

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Variations of the whoopie pie filling recipe:

There are so many variations of whoopie pies, that it can be tough to decide on the perfect filling recipe. Here are a few of our favorites:

Chocolate whoopie pies: Add a little dark chocolate to the batter for an extra rich flavor.

Cherry: Add a few pitted cherries to the batter for a fruity twist.

Peanut Butter filling and Jelly: Combine peanut cream butter and jelly for a classic combo that everyone will love.

And this version that’s come with a creamy filling (buttercream filling).

The possibilities are endless! So what’s your favorite whoopie pie filling? Let us know in the comments below!

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Whoopie Pies

Bity
Whoopie Pies are definitely the most delicious treat of your dreams. They’re a chocolate cake-like cookie with an insanely fluffy, marshmallow-flavored filling that’s perfect for any occasion!
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 -30
Calories 383 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pies:

  • 2 cups 283g of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup 200g light brown sugar
  • ½ cup 120ml buttermilk
  • ½ cup 120ml vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract of vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup 120ml hot water

Whoopie pie Filling:

  • 1 cup 200g unsalted butter, softened, at room temperature
  • 2 ¼ 270g powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 10 oz 285g marshmallow fluff

Equipment:

  • Cookie sheets or baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Hand mixer or standing mixer
  • 2 pastry bags optional but makes the work easier

Instructions
 

  • STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF and set oven racks to the upper and lower third of the oven.
  • STEP 2: Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them aside. You will need to bake two or three times depending on the size of your cookie sheets.
  • STEP 3: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  • STEP 4: In a large mixing bowl mix in the brown sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract of vanilla bean paste and whisk until well combined.
  • STEP 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet batter mixing until smooth. At this point, it should look like a thick brownie batter.
  • STEP 6: Add the hot water and continue to mix until smooth. The consistency should change a bit making it smooth and velvety.
  • STEP 7: Transfer the cookie pie batter to the lined cookie sheets with the help of an ice cream scoop or with a pastry bag (ziplock bags also work) if you feel like this will be easier. You want to drop a 1 ½ tbsp scoop of batter at a time, leaving at least 2in (5cms) in between each scoop/pie. They should be really spaced out.
  • STEP 8: Bake the first two sheets for 4 minutes, then rotate them (the lower cookie sheet will go to the first rack and the first rack cookie sheet will go to the lower rack) and bake for 4 additional minutes. The center of the cookies should spring back when touched.
  • STEP 9: Remove from the oven and allow cookie pies to cool before moving the parchment paper off the cookie sheet or attempting to pick them up. They are really soft and fluffy and will become manageable once completely cooled down.
  • STEP 10: Repeat step 8 and 9 until all the cookie pie batter is baked.
  • STEP 11: While the cookie pies cool down completely, make the filling. In a large bowl (if using a hand mixer) or in the bowl of a standing mixer, add the softened, room temperature butter and whip until creamy and fluffy.
  • STEP 12: Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, or vanilla bean paste and whisk until airy. The mix should start to whiten as you whip.
  • STEP 13: Once airy and fluffy, add the marshmallow fluff and fold it into the mixture. Add to a pastry bag and fill the whoopie pie making them into tiny little cookie sandwiches.

Notes

Store these in an airtight container in the fridge (read the section about How to Store Whoopie Pies?)

Nutrition

Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 200mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38g
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Conclusion:

The Ultimate Best Whoopie Pies are the perfect dessert for any occasion! Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack to take to a party or an excellent dessert to serve to guests, these pies are sure to please. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also easy to make – so you can have them on hand whenever the mood strikes you.

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