Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

by - November 20, 2014

 
Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
 
      The whoopie pie or Black moon or Gob are a baked cake like cookie with a creamy frosting spread between the soft cookies. And it is  considered as a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition.
 
      Whoopie pies recipe has it's origins with the Amish. In Lancaster County Pennsylvania, it is common to find roadside farms stands offering these desserts.   Around 1930 Amish women first made this wonderful treats from leftover cake batter.
 
     According to food historians, Amish women would bake these  and put them in the children's lunch bags. When children would find these treats in their  lunch bags, they would shout "Whoopie!"
An Amish Whoopie Pie recipe was published in  a New England cookbook in the early 1930's. Since then, Whoopie Pies have been enjoyed by Mainers. Even now we can find them at  pop stores, restaurants, bakeries and gas stations across Maine.  (info courtesy)
 
 Baking Partner and Shhhhhh Cooking Secret Challenges gave an opportunity to try this delicious recipe.. Yeah these whoopies are so delicious and very spongy like cake in texture and  cookie  by appearance.. 
 
 After a long time I am participating in Baking Partners ( A Baking Group) started by Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.  And this month  Anitha of Anitha’s Kitchen Diary has challenged the group with this festive recipe.. Thanks Anitha for coming out with this wonderful and easy recipe.. My kids and me enjoyed baking them.
 
And Manjula ( Sorry Manju for delay) who is my pair for this month Shhhh Cooking Challenge (started by Priya Suresh) Challenge me with two wonderful ingredients " Cheese Cream and Coffee Powder ". There are 'N' number of combinations we can make with these two ingredients and I corporate these two ingredients in this recipe ( for original recipe check the recipe source) to make it apt for both the challenges.. These goodies are perfect for holiday season gifts for your loved ones..
 
Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
 
Preparation time: 15 minutes for preparing batter and 5 minutes for piping them
Baking time: 10 minutes
Yield: 40 ~ 50 depends on the size and shape
Recipe Source: Joy of baking
 
Dry Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all Purpose Flour           
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup unsweetened Coco powder
1 tsp baking Powder                      
1/4 tsp baking Soda                           
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
 
Wet Ingredients:
1 egg                                           
1/4 cup buttermilk ( I used whole milk instead of buttermilk)
1/2 cup lukewarm coffee or water  ( I mixed whole milk, water and heated it in microwave for 50 sec and added coffee powder. And followed the procedure as below)
1 tsp vanilla extract
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, coco powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. Beat sugar and butter using stand mixer or hand mixer till the mixture becomes creamy and fluffy.

4. Add eggs and beat till every thing incorporate together. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.

5. Now Pour in half of buttermilk (coffee mixer) and water or coffee. Mix and add 3/4th of flour. Mix and continue adding flour and liquids alternately till you empty flour and coffee mixture.


6. Using piping bag or spoon drop the batter on a prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Gently flatten the batter peaks to get smooth cookies using your fingers or spoon.


7. Bake for about 10 -15 minutes or until the top of the cookie spring back. Remove from oven and cool it on wire rack.
 
For Vanilla Frosting:
 
Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ Sugar/icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla Extract  
1/3 cup corn syrup      
 
Method:
8. Beat the Shortening and butter until soft and creamy .Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
 
9. Then add vanilla extract and beat in low speed until combined. Finally drizzle in corn syrup and beat until soft and fluffy.
 
For whoopie pies:
10. Transfer the filling to piping bag or using spoon, spread or pipe the filling on the flat side of the cookies and top it with other cookie. Dadaa yummy Whoopie pies are ready to serve..
  
Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

Preparation time: 15 minutes for preparing batter and 5 minutes for piping them
Baking time: 10 minutes 
Yield: 40 ~ 50 depends on the size and shape
Recipe Source: Joy of baking
 
Dry Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all Purpose Flour           
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup unsweetened Coco powder
1 tsp baking Powder                      
1/4 tsp baking Soda                           
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
 
Wet Ingredients:
1 egg                                           
1/4 cup buttermilk ( I used whole milk instead of buttermilk)
1/2 cup lukewarm coffee or water  ( I mixed whole milk, water and heated it in microwave for 50 sec and added coffee powder. Follow the procedure as below)
1 tsp vanilla extract
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, coco powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Beat sugar and butter using stand mixter or hand mixter till the mixture becomes creamy and fluffy.
4. Add eggs and beat till every thing incorporate together. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.
5. Now Pour in half of buttermilk (coffee mixer) and water or coffee. Mix and add 3/4th of flour. Mix and continue adding flour and liquids alternately till you empty flour and coffee mixture
6. Using piping bag or spoon drop the batter on a prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Gently flatten the batter peaks to get smooth cookies using your fingers or spoon.
7. Bake for about 10 -15 minutes or until the top of the cookie spring back. Remove from oven and cool it on wire rack.
 
For Vanilla Frosting:
 
Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ Sugar/icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla Extract  
1/3 cup corn syrup      
 
Method:
8. Beat the Shortening and butter until soft and creamy .Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
9. Then add vanilla extract and beat in low speed until combined. Finally drizzle in corn syrup and beat until soft and fluffy.
 
For whoopie pies:
10. Transfer the filling to piping bag or using spoon, spread or pipe the filling on the flat side of the cookies and top it with other cookie. Dadaa yummy Whoopie pies are ready to serve..
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6 comments

  1. Whoopie pies look so cute and delicious. I have never tried baking them, but yours photos are tempting me try them.

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  2. G'day LOVE whoppie pies and yours looks great! Congrats on completing this month's challenge too!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

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  3. Thats fantastic whoopie pie and superb use of both ingredients dear :) don't be sorry as I my self was late :)

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  4. Omg, wish i could make these beauties as much as prefect like u.

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  5. Wow pies looks so good and perfect.will try,awesome finishing

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