Monday, July 18, 2011
I keep hearing that whoopie pies are the "new cupcake". I knew I was eventually going to have to try one. I made them on Friday night and all I can say is..."Whoopie pies, where have you been my whole life?" They are so good. They are like inside out cupcakes. If you aren't a huge frosting fan, but love cake, these are the dessert for you!
I used this recipe. They were surprisingly easy to make. Here's a tip: I don't usually have fancy "dutch processed" cocoa in my house. Good old Hershey's is what I usually use, but I recently found out the Hershey's makes a Special Dark (like their candy bars) cocoa. I've been using it in all my chocolate recipes and I think it definitely has a superior taste. And the chocolate desserts look so dark. Yum!
Supposedly they are called whoopie pies because, in the good old days, when women made these confections as a way to use up extra cake batter (who has extra cake batter? anyway...) their children would yell, "whoopie!". I told my daughter that story and she didn't understand "whoopie". It's not a word we throw around here, but "yippee" is. So she has renamed them "Yippie Pies". Whatever you call them, make them tonight!