What is a Whoopie Pie?

A whoopie pie is a delicious baked good that also goes by the name gob, black-and-white as well as bob.

Whoopie pies consist of two circular shaped thin cakes with a creamy filling between them. The end result of a whoopie pie somewhat resembles a giant Oreo cookie or an ice cream sandwich.

The origin of whoopie pies is largely up to debate. Some people argue they are from New York similar to the egg cream, but the general consensus is they are either from New England or from the Pennsylvania's Amish culture.

You can buy Whoopie pies at convenience stores all over North America, but let's face it, the most delicious pies are the ones you make at home. The other benefit to home made whoopie pies is that you can indulge and eat like 10 without looking like a glutton buying them from the store!

Whoopie PieWhoopie Pie Recipe

Whoopie Pie Cake Ingredients:
* 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
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 large egg

Whoopie Pie Filling Ingredients:
* 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

Fluffy Whoopie PiesCake Preparation:

To make the cakes for your whoopie pies, first preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together the flower, baking soda, salt and cocoa until well mixed.

In another small bowl, mix together the vanilla and buttermilk.

Using an electric mixer at medium-high setting, beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy and pale.

Next add an egg and mix until it's mixed in evenly.

Lower the speed on your electric mixer and alternate between adding in a bit of the flour mixture and a bit of buttermilk until it is all mixed.

On two large baking sheets, place 1/4 cup mounds of batter roughly two inches apart.

Place in the upper portion of your oven, then half way through cooking place on the middle shelf to help make your cakes puffy. Cooking time is roughly 11-13 minutes.

Filling Preparation:

In a bowl, beat together your confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla and marshmallow using an electric mixer on the medium setting. You should mix until the filling is nice and smooth.

Assembling your Whoopie Pies
Take one cake, and spread a heaping tablespoon of filling on the flat side of the cake. Take another cake and place the flat side on top of the filling.

That is it! Enjoy indulging in these tasty treats.