Triple Chocolate Whoopie Pies (compiled/modified recipes from the book “whoopie pies”)
So as I said in my last post, I was recently in crate and barrel and found this book (and this amazing table that will be in my apartment wednesday night) and wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Imagine, if you will, a world where there is nothing but cupcake tops and frosting.
My friends, I’d like you to meet the whoopie pie.
For the Cakes/Pies:
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 softened stick of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk (I used skim)
For the Frosting/Filling:
- 4 tbsp (half stick) softened unsalted butter
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cups confectioners sugar
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 375, snag 2 cookie sheets and line them with parchment paper
- In a small bowl, put the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and whisk together.
- In a large bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar together until completely solid.
** Bakerhi Note ** So here, the book calls for you to use a paddle attachment on a stand mixer. Not only do I not have a stand mixer, but I have a hand mixer with no paddle attachment. So, in my case, I went slow with at first, mixing the butter and sugar together until they’re fully incorporated, and then put the mixer on a higher setting until it was more of a solid. **
- After butter and sugar are solid, add egg and vanilla. Mix again, then adding half a cup of milk and half the flour mixture. Mix until fully incorporated and then add the rest of both.
** Bakerhi Note ** I did this wrong. I put in all the milk at once, and then half the flour mixture. Still came out fine. **
- Take a small spoon and place “dollops” of the batter on the trays 2 inches apart (similar to cookies). Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes, then take them out and let them cool. They should honestly look like the tops of cupcakes (taste like them too, mmmm….)
- Now, for the frosting:
Mix the softened butter, cocoa and confectioners sugar together. It’ll be sorta grainy and obviously too powdery, that’s good.
- Add the heavy cream and vanilla and mix until fudgy and fluffy. <3 yum.
** Bakerhi Note ** I like a lot of frosting, and for what I had initially wanted to do, this doesn’t put enough frosting on all the cakes for me. Next time, I’d make a double batch of this. **
So, as you see in the picture, there’s mini chocolate chips on the sides of these. I just poured some onto a plate and rolled the whoopie pies in them after they were frosted and put together.
This book is my new favorite, I can’t wait to try something with a little bit more of a color punch. On my new table!!
I’m going to make muffins this week, stay tuned!