Strawberry Whoopie Pies

To the tune of “Peanut Butter Jelly Time”: straw-berry whoopie pies! Straw-berry whoopie pies!! Strawberry whoopie! Strawberry whoopie!

Sigh. I’m in love people. I love whoopie pies more than I love any other dessert right now. Insane, I know! They’re so much better than cupcakes. (GASP!!) And I believe that after our Nation’s Capital gets over this whole cupcake thing, we’ll all be running around trying to get our hands on the city’s best whoopie pie ever.

Since it seems I’m still an outlier on this position, I’ll keep making my whoopie pies and sharing the fun with ya’ll.

I got an actual cookbook awhile ago, called…wait for it…Whoopie Pies…and have been itching to try fun new combos beyond chocolate cake and traditional marshmallow fluff filling. And let me say, the recipe for the cakes was amazing! Each little cakester had a soft, round peak to it. They were soft and moist and after they cooled, they stuck to your fingers a bit. (Which was maybe the best part because this facilitated licking your fingers making everything that much more fun.)

But the frosting recipe. Whoa. I’ve never seen a recipe for something fail so quickly right before my very eyes. I read, read and re-read the recipe about a million times for the strawberry buttercream and after I determined (three times) that I’d done nothing wrong…just totally gave up on it. By this time it was about 9 o’clock at night and I needed a solution, fast! So, I revisited the other whoopie pie recipe’s frosting and improvised from there.

It makes me feel better to know that I’m not the only one who’s encountered strawberry buttercream problemos. At least I found a solution…even if it did have so much sugar in it that upon eating a whoopie pie one would immediately vow to go on a low-sugar diet.

Never mind that though.


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Let’s Make Whoopie (Pies)!

It’s February! It’s the month of love! Or if you’re watching the Valentine’s Day movie trailer it is, at the very least, the day our love life is put on display. I’m not too into Valentine’s Day, except to say it’s a fabulous excuse to make sweet treats (and maybe cut them into heart shapes) (okay, okay and to get dressed up too)!

If your sweetie likes sweets, then this is the treat for them! Too bad The BF doesn’t like sweets. But he likes gin, so if anyone has some great gin they recommend, let me know!!

One note about this AWESOME and intensely sweet treat: just save yourself the trouble and go buy a cookie dough scooper. It looks like an ice cream scoop, but smaller. Using a scooper ensures that each cake will be the same size, which is pretty important for these little cake/sandwiches. It’s also handy for cleanly and evenly putting the filling where it belongs!


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