Sunday, February 6, 2011

Making Whoopie

I was at the bread store(not a bakery, just a bread store - weird, I know) with my BFF the other day when she picked up a packaged whoopie pie and asked, "What's this?"  I glanced over and said, "It's a Whoopie Pie," but with a 'Well, duh' inflection.  What?  How does one get to be 40 something  somewhere over 29 and not have ever seen or heard of a Whoopie Pie?  Obviously I didn't buy one because we're gluten free and I'm sure it was laden with preservatives and such.  But, I did think about Whoopie Pies all week long, because you know how I obsess about food once a suggestion has been made.  I finally broke down and made some yesterday.

I started by whisking an egg, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.  I added a package of Bob's Red Mill GF Chocolate Cake Mix and a package of Mori-Nu Mates Chocolate Pudding Mix.

I like using Mori-Nu Mates pudding mix for adding a decadent richness to cakes.  I then added 1/4 cup of hot water and 1 tablespoon agave nectar.  The batter will be quite thick.  I dropped the batter in 1/4 cup circles on a parchment lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart.

After baking in a 350 oven for 20 minutes the cake-like cookies will have spread out to about twice their prebake size.  I use air insulated cookie sheets if you have single layer cookie sheets, these may be done after 15 minutes.  Let them cool completely before filling them.  You can make the filling while they are cooling.

The filling I used for the whoopie pies is the same swiss meringue cream recipe that I used for my almond macaroons.  Using the full meringue recipe will allow you to generously fill the whoopie pies.  Spread 1/3 cup frosting on the flat side of half of the cookies and cover with the flat side of another cookie.
This recipe makes six large whoopie pies.  BFF and family came over last night and agreed that these were fantasticly rich and tasty.  They're gluten eaters with finicky children, so this is high praise.  But if you are gluten eaters and have regular boxed cake mix, you can make this by just reducing the liquid in the instructions by 3/4 cup.

These are so indulgently rich that one whoopie pie could be a very filling dessert for two people.  The perfect way to end a food fest like SuperBowl Sunday spreads tend to be.  I'm linking this up over at 3 Sides of Crazy's Tailgating Time and Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.
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  1. These look so good...brings back memories of my mom making me whoopie pies 50 years ago!

  2. These look so yummy and I love that they are gluten free!

    Kat :)

  3. Awesome!
    I'll have to try these!
    I have never made whoopie pies. I am sure they put the boxed ones to miserable shame.
    Thanks for the GF option.


  4. Yum! I've never tried making whoopie pies, but I might have to as these look great!

  5. Your whoopie pie is killing me!Ive been craving for one since yesterday.Wish I had a whole tray of that right now.I hope you could add this whoopie pie widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for whoopie pies,Thanks!

  6. Oh Yum!!! Thanks for linking these up at the Tailgating Time Super Bowl party. I just posted a Valentine's Day party for this week, hope to see you there! :-)


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