What American kid don’t like a good Whoopie Pie, (alternatively called a "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo), I know mine can’t get enough of it, its her sweet snack of choice or those Little Debbie cakes. So when the question arose about raising money for my her cheer leading jamboree, I didn’t think twice about baked goods but I also didn’t want to do the traditional baked items, so I decided on Whoopee Pies, plus its already considered part cake, part cookie and part pie, so I figured “I GOT THIS” :)
These can be done in many flavors & fillings but I decided to stick with the traditional Chocolate & Creamy Marshmallow Filling.
Chocolate Cake for Whoopie Pie
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 ½ cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 7.5 ounce jar marshmallow Fluff
1 ¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the marshmallow with the shortening until combined. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until well incorporated and fluffy.
1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well incorporated. Beat in half the flour mixture, and then half of the milk. Repeat with the rest of the flour and milk.
4. Line 2 cookie sheets with a slip mat or parchment paper. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop (or a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon) drop mix on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Tap cookie sheet against counter, so that the mixture spreads out a little bit.
5. Bake the cakes in the middle rack of the oven, one cookie sheet at a time for 10 minutes. Let cakes cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a rack.