Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This recipe contains no raw egg, no shortening or oil, it's all butter baby. I have tried another zaar recipe for whoopie pies, but I like this one. It is from Cook's Country.com. Don’t be tempted to bake all the cakes on one baking sheet; the batter needs room to spread in the oven.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened but still cool
- 1 large egg, toom temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened but still cool (1 1/2 sticks)
- 1 1⁄4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon table salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups marshmallow cream
- For the cakes:
- Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.
- With electric mixer on medium speed, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg until incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, then beat in vanilla.
- Reduce speed to low and beat in one-third of flour mixture, then half of buttermilk. Repeat with half of remaining flour mixture, then remaining buttermilk, and finally remaining flour mixture. Using rubber spatula, give batter final stir.
- Using 1/3-cup measure, scoop 6 mounds of batter onto each baking sheet, spacing mounds about 3 inches apart.
- Bake until cakes spring back when pressed, 15 to 18 minutes, switching and rotating pans halfway through baking.
- Cool completely on baking sheets, at least 1 hour.
- For the filling:
- With electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in vanilla and salt. Beat in Fluff until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate filling until slightly firm, about 30 minutes. (Bowl can be wrapped and refrigerated for up to 2 days.)
- Dollop 1/3 cup filling on center of flat side of 6 cakes. Top with flat side of remaining 6 cakes and gently press until filling spreads to edge of cake.
- Whoopie pies can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days.
I put some of the filling aside and added some raspberry jam to it to make a few of the pies a little different. Had to tighten it up with a bit more confectioner's sugar. These are awesome!
I made these for a co worker's birthday, and everyone LOVED them...i even made a double batch and they didn't last the day!! this is an awesome recipe, i will definetly make again!!!
I've been making a recipe very similar to this for years and I agree...the marshmallow cream/butter mixture is much better than shortening mixture!