Monday, June 23, 2014
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
I don't know if whoopie pies are normally associated with summer but they definitely are for me. I've heard they're a southern treat but Maine stakes a big claim to them as well. And it was in Maine that I first fell for these goodies.
Last year I tried my hand at an awesome pumpkin version and now it was time for me to master the original chocolate cakes. And I did include the marshmallow filling with the pumpkin but, where I see chocolate, peanut butter quickly follows. Just as I'd finished assembling this batch, a delivery man came to my door with packages. After I signed I offered him one and as he was walking away I heard him say to himself 'oh, that's good.' Enjoy!
1 Cup sugar
1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/4 Cup milk
1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 Cup peanut butter
Pinch of sea salt
Make the filling by beating together the powdered sugar, milk, peanut butter and salt until smooth. When the cakes are cooled, place a heaping teaspoon of filling onto half the cakes and top with the other half. I used a 1 oz. scoop and got 24 cake halves which resulted in a dozen whoopie pies.