I have always wanted to make and eat Whoopie pies! They always look so delicious and decadent. And whats not to like - two soft, chocolate cookies with cream sandwiched in the middle of them!

So, this was my first attempt. The only thing I would do differently next time is not add so much frosting to stick the two cookies together. It really oozed out! But they were still quite good and well worth the effort to make. 

For the cakes:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg

For filling

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream (I used Marshmallow Fluff)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F. 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 on greased 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.

Beat together butter, icing sugar, marshmallow, and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Spread a rounded teaspoon filling on flat sides of half of cakes and top with remaining cakes. This should make about a dozen whoopie pies. Try and pace yourself, as these are so good!

 

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