This weekend is General Conference for our church, if you are curious about that, you can click here to find out more. There’s this website that I love called “All Things Bright and Beautiful” which I subscribe to and she sent out this adorable reminder tag for the Young Women at church about General Conference with an Oreo cookie on it so I decided to make Whoopie Pies with my new Wilton Whoopie Pie pan for the girls. (I’ll put a picture at the end of the post of the bagged treats with the cute tags.) Since I was using the pan for the first time, I thought I’d go with the Wilton recipe on the box. The pan and the recipe both worked out great as you can see!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray pan with cooking spray.
2 Beat butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
3 In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add half the dry ingredients into butter mixture and mix on low speed. When dry ingredients are almost incorporated, stop mixer and add buttermilk. Continue to mix on low speed until all ingredients are almost incorporated. Stop mixer and add remaining dry ingredients. Mix on low until just combined. Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into each cavity (Pampered Chef Medium Scoop worked great for this) and spread batter to edges (I spayed the bottom of a drinking cup with cooking spray and used that to spread the batter). Cavity should be about 2/3 full.
4 Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Allow cakes to cool in pan 8 minutes. Prepare filling while cakes cool completely.
Yields 12 Whoopie Pies, 24 cakes total
Whoopie Pie Filling
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring, if desired
Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and salt and mix well. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla and blend well. If desired, add food coloring. Use immediately to fill whoopie pies. (I used my Pampered Chef medium scoop here to fill the whoopie pies and again, it was just right.)
So here are the Whoopie Pies all bagged up, in cute bags from “Pick Your Plum” another of my very favorite websites, ready to go for all the Young Women!