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For Cakes

  • 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… I didn’t have buttermilk, so I used 1 cup of milk + 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (let it rest for 10 min before using)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg…I also didn’t have eggs, so I used 1 teaspoon baking soda + 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar.

My whoopie pies didn’t come out as smooth as they are supposed to, and were a little crumbly, but still delicious, I think because I didn’t have a real egg.

For Filling

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream such as Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

I actually didn’t make the filling. I had leftover Wilton vanilla whipped icing from cupcakes I made for work. It’s very light and fluffy like marshmallow fluff, but less sticky, so I think its perfect for whoopie pies.

Make cakes:
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until combined. Stir together buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl.

Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a standing mixer or 5 minutes with a handheld, then add egg, beating until combined well.

  • Left…egg substitue…1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  • Right…Buttermilk substitute…1 Cup milk and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (let rest for 10 min).

Reduce speed to low and alternately mix in flour mixture and buttermilk in batches, beginning and ending with flour, scraping down side of bowl occasionally, and mixing until smooth.

Spoon 1/4-cup mounds of batter about 2 inches apart onto 2 buttered large baking sheets. Bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched, 11 to 13 minutes. Transfer with a metal spatula to a rack to cool completely.

Make filling:

Beat together butter, confectioners sugar, marshmallow, and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Assemble pies:
Spread a rounded tablespoon filling on flat sides of half of cakes and top with remaining cakes.

This recipe was taken from Epicurious.com

They really are delicious and I will definitely be making them again. Hope you enjoy!! Thanks for stoping by!!