when we went to maine this summer...
my husband fell in love.
not with the surroundings.
not with the weather.
definitely not with the antique stores.
(and since he is already in love with me)
it was with a dessert!
he fell in love with the
and believe me, everyone within 100 miles knew it.
this is how wikipedia describes it:A whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo) is a baked good made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, sometimes pumpkin cake, with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them. While considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition, they are increasingly sold throughout the United States. According to food historians, Amish women would bake these (known as hucklebucks at the time) and put them in farmers' lunchboxes. When farmers would find these treats in their lunch, they would shout "Whoopie!"
this is what amypedia calls it:
basically a sandwich cake filled with
he first discovered them at a quaint little grocery store.
and when i say quaint.
i mean po dunk.
full to the brim with
you could think of under the sun,
little shack, adequately named
THE COZY CORNER
if your ever in orrington maine...you should go there.
for the experience.
for the super friendly people.
for the weird people.
for the food.
for the fishing gear.
for the lottery tickets.
(you get were i'm going with this right?)
for the WHOOPIE PIES.
since every time my husband would buy one and eat it in
impressively record time...there are no pictures.
and seriously, he must have eaten a least a dozen
while we were there.
his favorite was the pumpkin chocolate chip.
i found a recipe for them when we got home
out of BH&G magazine.
NOT the pumpkin chocolate chip though.
something way better.
red velvet whoopie pies.
i made smaller versions though.
the original ones are the size of a CD.
....and he ate 12!!!! i know, disgusting.
here's my cute little version.
and here's the recipe.
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 1oz bottle red food coloring
1/4 c. softened butter
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
preheat oven @ 375*
line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
in med bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda,
and salt...set aside.
in large bowl beat butter for 30 seconds
(AND NOT A BIT MORE :)
then beat in brown sugar until light & fluffy.
beat in egg and vanilla.
alternately add flour mixture & buttermilk.
beating after each addition until combined.
stir in the red coloring.
ok it says to spoon batter in 1 or 2 inch rounds
onto parchment paper.
that was just not working for me.
so....i put on some latex gloves and dug in and rolled the dough into
little balls and them flattened them onto the parchment paper.
but please feel free to do it however you want :)
just make sure you have 1 inch between each one.
that is unless you want the world's largest whoopie pie
in which case my husband will be right over.
bake 7 to 9 minutes for 1 inch
and 9 to 11 for 2 inch.
(or 15 minutes if your using my oven.)
cool completely and remove from
now...let's make some gooey filling...
get back out your med bowl and beat softened butter
and the cream cheese until smooth.
fold in the sticky, messy, did i say sticky?
now slap some filling on the flat side of one cake
and squish on another one to make your
tonya & sean spoiled him for christmas when they brought
him back 3 of his favorites.
they went like this...
i went to take photos and once again i missed the window
SO i guess your just gonna have to make some up for yourselves
or wait till i UPS some from the cozy corner.
my guess is their an authorized UPS shipping depot also.