Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Whoopie Pies

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, and happy new year to you!

My birthday is the day after Christmas, and my sister-in-law knows that I love to bake - so she gave me this amazing Whoopie Pie gift set from Mama Moore's (I was unable to find a website - but I know you can find this type of pan at Crate and Barrel or Williams Sonoma):

For those unfamiliar with whoopie pies, here is some background information on them.

I wasted no time, and decided to make them the next day!  Included in the package is a whoopie pie pan with twenty indentations, the chocolate cake mix, and a peppermint frosting mix.  I love peanut butter and chocolate together, so I decided to use my favorite peanut butter frosting filling, found here.  (Note: most whoopie pie fillings use a marshmallow creme, but I think that any frosting is fine.)

It was super easy - unfortunately, my camera is on the fritz, so I don't have any in-progress shots, but here is a photo of the final product, taken with my cell phone:

I had stacked the tops in piles, so they are a bit messed up (lesson learned), but they were SO delicious, and a huge hit with my friends and family.  If you're looking for a whoopie pie recipe from scratch, I've had great results with this one
Also, I have to give a shout out to my favorite whoopie pie bakery - Wicked Whoopies in Freeport, Maine - they have all different flavors of fillings, and are sooooo delicious.
My New Year's resolution is...to bake more, of course!
- Sugar Baby

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