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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

10 Jul

July 10th, 2011

I just got back from a much-needed vacation to Hawaii (I’m already missing it!) and I’m ready to be back in the kitchen! Before getting back to the swing of things, I stopped by Bay Street Emeryville for some last minute shopping. I couldn’t leave without picking up a whoopie pie from Teacake Bakeshop. Whoopie pies are essentially made of creamy frosting sandwiched between two round, soft pieces of cake. I forgot how good these things are, and so it inspired me to whip up a batch of my own.

Just so happen, it was my friend, Kate’s birthday, so I decided to make her some chocolate whoopie pies with a classic buttercream frosting. The cake part came out super moist and somewhat crumbly, but that didn’t matter because you can basically finish the whoopie pie in two bites.

Whoopie pies are considered a Pennsylvania Amish tradition, and they even have a Whoopie Pie Festival held in September! If only there was one in the Bay Area…

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