April 12, 2011

                                 {JPC red velvet whoopies with cream cheese filling}

Around here at JPC, whoopie pies reign supreme.  We love them in 25 flavors.  We love them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack.  We love them at weddings, showers, picnics, corporate events, and at our desks.  We just plain LOVEEE them. 

The generally accepted legend of the whoopie pie is that it evolved from little individual cakes mothers would make their children from leftover chocolate cake batter and frosting that when served after school would elecit cries of WHOOPIE from the happy children!

So we begged our chefs to share a traditional chocolate whoopie recipe with you so that you can LOVEEEE them too!   To maTo

For cakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon 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

For filling

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

Make cakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • 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. 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.



*TIP: to make things even easier for you when baking, check out this whoopie pie pan available from William Sonoma!     CHeck


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