Friday, March 28, 2008
This recipe was a real favorite when the kids were little, and Tom and I still love them. They are a bit different from some whoopie pies, in that the filling isn't marshmallow, but a confectioners' sugar frosting. Today I put in a little orange juice. You could also add lemon juice or some melted chocolate.
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 cups flour (I used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry, and 1/2 cup white)
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
6 T. baking cocoa
In the mixer, at low speed, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternately with 1 cup milk.
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, and bake at 350º F. for about ten minutes, but check sooner. Cool on cooling rack.
For the filling:
Beat together 3 T. soft butter and 2 cups confectioners' sugar. Add milk as needed.
When cakes are cool, spread the flat side with filling and top with a second cake, sandwich style.