The whoopie pie is a classic dessert which is essentially a sandwich made with two round, mound-shaped chocolate sponge cakes and a fluffy vanilla cream filling. They have been a popular treat for kids and adults alike for generations—and though the origin is still a mystery, it has historically been a New England treat. Making your own whoopie pies is fairly easy with the right ingredients and a bit of patience, and the finished product is well worth the time. There is nothing like a warm whoopie pie with a tall glass of ice-cold milk.
According to Martha Stewart’s recipe, the ingredients you’ll need to make the whoopie pie shells are as follows: all-purpose flour, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, butter, sugar, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract. For the frosting you’ll need sugar, water, light corn syrup, egg whites and vanilla extract. Begin by sifting together the dry ingredients. Next, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, and then add the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Once incorporated, begin slowly adding the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Once your baking sheets are lined with parchment paper, you can begin scooping the chocolate mixture using an ice cream scoop onto the pans. Bake for 12 minutes and then start in on the filling. Once everything is cool, fill the whoopie pies with filling and you’re done!
Some of the best whoopie pies are the ones that are homemade—and chances are your family will certainly agree.