Saturday, May 9, 2009

Whoopie! A Baking Triumph!

My baking successes are few and far between. Usually it's rock hard oatmeal raisin cookies, mushy wet cupcakes and I recall a totally inedible sweet potato bundt cake disaster. But practice makes perfect and things have been getting better. I'm proud to share the photos and the recipe for these delicious Whoopie Pies courtesy of They are super-duper easy and a real crowd-pleaser. Whip a batch of these up the next time you are baking to impress. xoxo - jenni

A batch of vanilla cake tops and bottoms baking away in
my amazing oven with the confection bake setting.

  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons marshmallow cream
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla (this is not a typo)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening

  1. Shell: Mix together shortening, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

  2. Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. Add milk, cocoa and hot water. Then add the dry ingredients.

  3. Scoop large rounded spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet and space at least 2-inches apart.

  4. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

  5. Filling: Add all ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth. Then place scoop of filling between two of the shells.

  6. Hold on to your socks because they are about to be rocked-off!

Voila! The finished result.

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