I guess this is me enjoying my break. It’s so weird. I thought I’d be more active with this blog once I got out of school. Oh whale.
As you can see from the picture above, we made chocolate whoopie pies with (a little too much) cream cheese frosting! These really remind me of Oreo Cakesters. Almost tastes the same too! We got the recipe from this website.
Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies
From Whoopie Pies
(Makes about 12 medium-large whoopie pies)
1 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
4 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
1 cup of brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of milk
Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and have all ingredients at room temperature. Lay out your parchment paper on your baking trays (I used two trays).
Using your mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar together.
Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt (as I am typing this, I just realized I forgot to add in the salt this morning!).
Add half of the dry mixture and half of the milk to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Add in the remaining half of the dry mixture and the milk. Mix until completely combined.
Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, drop 1 (mini) or 2 (medium-large, what I made) tablespoons of the batter onto your parchment paper. Remember to evenly space the batter. I was able to fit twelve of the 2 tablespoons on one tray.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly tapped. Remove from the oven and let it cool on the tray for 10-15 minutes.
Gently remove the cakes from the parchment paper and allow it to cool.
Make your favourite frosting to fill the whoopie pies!
Although I’m not much of a fan of chocolate cakes or chocolate ice cream (vanilla, ftw!), Julius LOVES chocolate. Whenever we go out for frozen yogurt he always gets every kind of chocolate flavor available. I’m not kidding.
It’s not surprising that he went crazy over the chocolate batter.
Unfortunately our whoopie pies had cracked tops when we took them out of the oven. I researched why and people said it was probably because the oven was too hot. The next time I attempt this recipe, I’ll definitely check the oven’s temperature with my newly bought oven thermometer! Woot woot. I seriously love my oven thermometer. It’s so friggin’ useful I swear.
Overflowing with love.