Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

 

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in

my heart) i am never without it (anywhere

i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done

by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear

no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want

no world (for beautiful, you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

be E.E. Cummings

I hope you’ve enjoyed one of my favorite poems.   When my husband and I got married, I had this printed on our wedding program.  These few paragraphs mean a great deal to me.  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

 

I’m excited to be sharing these whoopie pies today as part of the new Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge!  The Lady Behind the Curtain has organized this fun monthly challenge where we get two ingredients each month and have to use the ole noggin to come up with a tasty dessert for you all to drool over!   I am going to have fun checking out all the deliciousness, hopefully you will too!  Come back next month to see how we bake up two new ingredients!

This month’s ingredients were chocolate and cherries.  I had so many ideas swirling about my head and I probably changed my mind at least a dozen times.  I finally settled upon whoopie pies simply because I haven’t made them in a long time. I love whoopie pies.  They are perfect hand held cakes.  These are very chocolatey and are the perfect texture.  I found the recipe in this sweet little book by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell.  I used their chocolate whoopie pie recipe with very little moderation.  I was so pleased with how they baked just flat enough to place a dollop of filling on one side, but plump enough for you to really sink your teeth in them!  My filling is your basic buttercream with marshmallow fluff and marachino cherries mixed in.  These are HEAVEN!  This will be the perfect dessert for our Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling
 
Ingredients
  • For the Cakes:
  • 1⅔ cup flour
  • ⅔ cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 7oz container of marshmallow fluff
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. For the cakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a mixer cream butter and shortening until smooth. Add sugar and continue to mix, scraping down sides as necessary. Add egg and vanilla and mix another 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add half of the flour and half of the milk and beat gently just until mixed. Add second half of flour and milk and beat well until creamed.
  6. Scoop batter by tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cakes spring back when touched. Remove and let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. When cakes are cooled, using a small cookie scoop, top one half with filling, top with another cake. Whoopie pies are best eaten the same day. Store in an airtight container.
  7. For the filling:
  8. Beat butter in very creamy. Slowly add in powdered sugar continue beating. Add vanilla and fluff. Mix in cherry juice adding more if desired. Carefully mix in chopped cherries.
  9. Makes about 18 pies.

I’ll be linking this up to these fabulous sites as well as to:  Jam Hands, The DIY Dreamer and


25 Responses

  1. These whoopie pies are so cute! I love how they look!

    • Thank you Melissa! I was so pleased with how they turned out!

  2. These look so moist and yummy, Tanya! I want some to eat please…pretty please, with a cherry on top! :)

    • Take them, please! I’ve eaten like 5 of them!

    • Thanks Aimee! They might be too dreamy, actually it’s the filling! I ate quite a bit of it before the whoopie pies came out of the oven!

  3. Confession time: Ive never had a whoopie pie. Nope, not a one. Your cherry-filled pies, though, are unlike any I’ve seen — and I want one! Yesterday.THanks, Tanya for sharing a great recipe and for another fantastic round-up.

    • What???? John, you need a whoopie pie! I need to send you some!

  4. These are simply mouth-watering
    I want to grab a few right now!!!!!

    • Thank you! My kids have been devouring these! The filling is wonderful!

  5. These are so pretty. I want to pop those babies open and eat that frosting with a spoon! And I love the poem too, it’s so sweet!

    • Dorothy, that frosting was amazing. I had quite a bit left in my bowl after making the pies. I took a huge spoon and ate it up!

  6. These Whoopie Pies look so delicious! Just pinned them to my Link Party Recipe Board :) Thanks for sharing at last weekends link party!

  7. Whoopie!! I love shouting that! I’ll be saying it again when I meet you at WDW in May! I can’t wait!
    Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker! Hope to see you there again on Monday night!

    • I shout that too Karyn and my kids look at me like I’m nuts! Can’t wait to meet you too! I’m so excited for May!

  8. Lisa

    Okay, these are to die for. I used 3 different cocoas, regular, dark and black and they were amazing. I do think the filling needs a bit more cherry flavor. I did put in some UV cherry vodka in place of the milk.

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