Recipe by pfogg
"I've never been able to find whoopie pies this good! My grandmother always made them -- the secret is in the filling. I give them out at Christmas time, everyone looks forward to them. The recipe makes extra filling -- doubles as a great cake frosting!"
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unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
2 1/4 cups
I had a similar recipe years ago that i got from an old Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook but had lost it, much to my disappointment. I never liked the whoopie pies with the marshmallow cream filling because it was always way too sweet, so i'm really happy to find this recipe. Thanks!
The cakes came out great, but no one really liked the filling. The texture was perfect, but it was missing flavor. Followed recipe exactly. Might try this, but with different filling recipe.
Cakes were great!! Didn't care for the filling much. If you do decide to make this filling, I would suggest dividing it in half. Makes way too much, even with being generous.
I'd add some marshmallow fluff to the filling!
The cakes were good, but the icing recipe was off. I agree with other reviewers that there was an excess of bland flavored icing. I tweaked it and the result was delicious...essentially I would follow the recipe but change the icing proportions as follows:
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
3/4 cups vegetable shortening
3/4 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
1 Tablespoon of vanilla (or almond) extract
These are delicious, the only drawback for me was the richness of the filling. I really piled it on the cakes, and it was just too much. I will definately put less filling next time. I also used a tip from another whoopie recipe and wrapped each one in plastic wrap, then refrigerated them. They are good straight from the fridge.
Filling was a total flop, but the cakes were really good. The filling was one of the most disappointing (and time consuming) of my baking endeavors. Will use my grandmothers recipe next time for the filling, but might stick with this recipe for the cakes. I definitely learned from this recipe though!
They were pretty good different from what I had expected but good though in a different way! Very chocolately!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nana Bessie's Whoopie Pies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 289
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