Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

Because I love all of you. And because the sun is sort of shining.

And because it is 60F and I drove with the windows down and Pink blaring on the radio.

I think you need to know how to make Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies. You know you do.

Now, I have to give credit where it is due. I got this recipe, or the basics of it anyways, straight from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It was right there on the front of the Life section and it screamed to me that I must make the little pillows of deliciousness. And when a section of the paper speaks to me I try to listen. So hold onto your hats because there are a lot of pictures with this.

And the usual reminder. The recipe link is at the bottom of the post. Click on it and then go over to read and download and enjoy.

IMG_1275AThese are all the ingredients that are going to need.  Yummy.

IMG_1277A Throw the butter and the brown sugar into the bowl of the mixer and cream those two together. They will love you for it.

IMG_1279A While the butter and sugar are getting well acquainted put the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.

IMG_1283A Then you are going to want to sift your cocoa powder into the dry ingredients. I generally don’t sift anything, I am lazy, but cocoa powder often has lumps and you don’t want those.

IMG_1284 There, that looks just about right. Now set that aside for a bit and turn back to the butter and sugar.

 IMG_1285 IMG_1287 Add the egg and the vanilla and mix everything around. Light and fluffy is what you want.

IMG_1289 Then you are going to add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk alternately in stages beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

IMG_1291Once that is done you really need to taste it. You wouldn’t want to go to all the trouble of making these and then find that they are awful would you?

IMG_1292A  Scoop them out, stick them in the oven and bake them until done. Pull them out and let them cool COMPLETELY. That last word is important because if you don’t let them cool completely….

They melt the filling.

And that isn’t good.

I would know.

IMG_1294A Now on to the filling. Put the softened butter and the powdered sugar into the bowl of the mixer. Turn on the mixer to LOW and mix.

If you turn the mixer onto high by mistake….

IMG_1295A This is what happens.

IMG_1296 Thank goodness I have a Dust Buster.

IMG_1302A IMG_1299 Then add the marshmallow fluff and the vanilla. By this time I was getting lazy and just poured a glug of the vanilla in. But don’t be like me, Debbie the rule breaker, measure it out.

IMG_1306 Once the filling is prepared and the cakes are cooled take the time to match the cakes up so the top and bottom are about the same size.

IMG_1308A Then scoop a small (1 tablespoon) scoop of the filling…

IMG_1307 Onto the bottom half of the pie. Then put the top half on and gently press down to distribute the filling.

IMG_1274 Then make a cup of coffee and enjoy yourself.

Come on, you know you want to.

Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies


  1. OMG I want!!

    60 degrees is way to cold to drive with the windows down. :)

  2. Well, 60F is definitely warm enough for windows down when last week it was 30F. Today definitely feels like Spring.

  3. I am way past 60 yrs old and I have to confess I have never eaten a Whoopie Pie! But I'm thinkin' I've waited wayyyy toooo long to try 'em! lol


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