In these whoopie pies, two moist chocolate cakes are filled with a lighter than air chocolate cooked cream.
'Whoopie Pies' on Serious Eats
These fat, cakey, filled sandwich cookies take their color and taste inspiration from a favorite ice cream flavor, with extremely agreeable results. The refreshing minty flavor of the cookies is pair perfectly with a rich, thick chocolate filling, making them a crowd-pleasing dessert. Though optional, a few drops of green food coloring really bring the ice cream association full circle, making for a nostalgic and novel sandwich cookie treat.
True: traditional whoopie pies are not pie at all--rather, they are cake-like cookies with frosting sandwiched in-between. But in the case of the Coconut Cream Whoopie Pie, you can have your cake and eat your pie, too: the rich filling is sort of like a mix between coconut frosting and cream pie filling.
Like traditional chocolate whoopie pies, this recipe makes a dense cake that's sandwiched together with a light, creamy center. Which brings me to the filling. I grew up eating whoopie pies that were held together with a filling made from butter and marshmallow Fluff. To this day, that's my preferred filling. I know many people don't share my affinity for the white stuff.
It combines all of the key flavor points of both the banana split and s'mores, but the delivery is a bit of a curveball: cakey banana-marshmallow cookies are lined with chocolate before sandwiching ice cream flecked with graham cracker bits.
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As someone who grew up near New England (whoopie pie territory) I always felt that packaged chocolate snack cakes, like Suzy Q's, were a poor imitation of the whoopie pie. When I want chocolate cakes sandwiched together with sweet, creamy icing, nothing but a whoopie pie will do.
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[Photographs: Robyn Lee] Usually when I think about whoopie pies, my thought process isn't too complicated. I want to eat that. Preferably now. But making pumpkin whoopie pies for the first time, I started analyzing the white, fluffy innards. Amish...
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