These incredible chocolate whoopie pies are made with two soft and fluffy chocolate cake rounds and a layer of creamy vanilla frosting sandwiched in between. It’s a fun and perfect little treat you can eat right out of your hands.Soft, fluffy and moist chocolate cake rounds with vanilla buttercream sandwiched in between. #whoopiepies #chocolatewhoopiepies #vanillabuttercream

Well, school is over and my kids are super excited for summer. They get to sleep in, stay up later than normal, and have fun all summer long. It must be nice to be a kid (jealous sigh). I on the other hand have to figure out a way to entertain them for nine weeks, so they don’t whine and complain “I’m bored!”, and fight with one another.

Now, I seem to remember as a kid having to entertain myself during the summer. My parents were too busy trying to make a living to be concerned with stuff like that. So I’m not sure how we got to this place, but it is what it is. I’m going to try to be more structured this summer and plan for some daily routines to help the days go by a little easier.Soft, fluffy and moist chocolate cake rounds with vanilla buttercream sandwiched in between. #whoopiepies #chocolatewhoopiepies #vanillabuttercream

Another thing I’m also going to plan for this summer is more playdates. They’re fun for me and the kids. I have a parent to chat with and the kids have other kids to play with. An important part of a successful playdate is fun snacks and these whoopie pies fit that criteria. I’ve already tested them out this week with a playdate with one of my boys’ classmates. The kids loved them, the dad loved them and I even packed some for them to take home to the mom and other siblings, so everyone is happy!

This recipe starts with a thick chocolate cake batter baked into individual mini cakes or little cake cookies. Then you make a basic vanilla buttercream for the filling, assemble, and you’re done! You can dust them with some powdered sugar or not, and serve with some fresh fruit on the side so there’s a healthy component. That way, you’re not that parent that just gives kids sugar during playdates.Soft, fluffy and moist chocolate cake rounds with vanilla buttercream sandwiched in between. #whoopiepies #chocolatewhoopiepies #vanillabuttercream

These whoopie pies are chocolatey and sweet. The cake texture is soft and fluffy. The filling is smooth and creamy. It’s like a frosted chocolate cake in a cookie form.

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Soft, fluffy and moist chocolate cake rounds with vanilla buttercream sandwiched in between. #whoopiepies #chocolatewhoopiepies #vanillabuttercream

Chocolate Whoopie Pies


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 whoopie pies

Description

These incredible chocolate whoopie pies are made with two soft and fluffy chocolate cake rounds and a layer of creamy vanilla frosting sandwiched in between.


Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (114g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk

Filling

  • 1/2 cup (114g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups (500g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 34 tbsp milk

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Gradually add in the milk, scraping the bottom of the bowl as needed. The batter might curdle, but don’t worry, it will come together when you add the dry ingredients.
  1. Slowly add dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  2. Using a 1-oz cookie or ice cream scoop, place dough onto a parchment-lined baking pan, 12 per pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Filling

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla, one cup of powdered sugar, and one tbsp of milk. Mix well. Add the remaining powdered sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with 1 tbsp of milk at a time. Add in the last tbsp of milk if needed for the desired consistency.
  2. Transfer buttercream to a disposable pastry bag and snip the end. When cookies have cooled completely, pipe 2 tablespoons buttercream onto the flat side of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edge of the cookies.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whoopie pie recipe, whoopie pies, chocolate whoopie pies

Recipe adapted from Women’s Day and Martha Stewart.

Soft, fluffy and moist chocolate cake rounds with vanilla buttercream sandwiched in between. #whoopiepies #chocolatewhoopiepies #vanillabuttercream

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