While whoopie pies might be the source of some controversy, primarily over from which state they originated, the fact remains; these things are to die for! They are delicious, easy to make and when wrapped well, easy to take! I have fond memories of making whoopie pies with my Mom growing up. I’ve even asked for these in place of a birthday cake for more than one birthday celebration.
The whoopie pie trend has caught on and whoopie pies, laregely only available in New England can now be found throughout much of the United States and there is even a neat pan to make them in and a variety of whoopie pie cooksbooks. And, speaking of variety, the whoopie pie shown here is only one of many different kinds of whoopie pies made nowadays. Pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling are my second favorite but I’v seen gingerbread whoopies, strawberry, chocolate chocolate and many more varieties.
The cake batter and filling recipes are also up for debate. The recipe that I’m sharing here is the one that my Mom and Gram have always used and is, not suprisingly, my favorite. I’m not sure where the recipe originated from. The end result is soft chocolaty cakes filled with a smooth, creamy and sweet but not too sweet fluffy filling.
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