February 13, 2011

... Whoopee Pies

Chocolate and Buttercream.  What could be more perfect for a holiday surrounded by sweets?

Moist, fluffy, chocolate cake...

plus rich, decadent buttercream frosting (pink or not... that's your choice).

Because who doesn't need a little whoopee... especially on the holiday of love.

Whoopee Pies
makes 20ish pies

1 package Devil's Food cake mix
1 4-ounce package Instant Chocolate Pudding mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 eggs
1 cup water

12 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 cup marshmallow creme
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make pies, combine ingredients in a large bowl with electric mixer.  Beat on low until moistened, then on medium for 2 minutes until light and thick.  Drop by heaping tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.  Pies will be 3" in diameter after baking.  Bake 15 minutes or until pies spring back when lightly touched.  Cool pies completely.

Combine filling ingredients in a large bowl and beat 2 minutes with an electric mixer on high, until light and fluffy.  Spread filling on the flat side of half of the cookies.  Top with the remaining cookies to make sandwiches.

Taylor's Notes:
I make these about once a year, hence the heart-shaped cakes and pink buttercream frosting.  Clearly, you can make them 'normally' and leave them round.  But I think they're pretty darn cute as hearts, no?

Enjoy... and Happy Valentine's Day!


Laura said...

Yum! I think I MUST make some of these today!

kate said...

too stinkin' cute! hvd siiister!