Hi! I’m Bourbonnatrix, of Bourbonnatrix Bakes, member of the Daring Bakers since 2011. I started blogging while looking for a creative outlet when on maternity leave with my second daughter, and have been enjoying the process ever since.
Since this time of year is especially busy for us bakers, I thought I’d go easy on you and ask you to be creative in the flavors you chose while making whoopie pies.
Whoopie pies are a cross between a cookie and a cake (not a pie!), with two round, mound-shaped halves sandwiching a sweet creamy filling.
According to Wikipedia, Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. It is also Maine’s official state treat. The traditional Whoopie pie consists of a chocolate cake and a vanilla marshmallow filling, but pumpkin and gingerbread cake is also common enough. Want to know why they are named Whoopie pies? Check Wikipedia for the cute story!