Have you ever tasted Whoopie Pies? They are a delicious cross between cupcakes and biscuits which are sandwiched together with a flavor-filled creamy frosting.
It is commonly believed that these cakes were first made and named in New England. The story goes that when children opened their lunchboxes and found these sweet treats they shouted "Whoopie". Such was their excitement when Mom packed one for lunch or morning tea - or preferably packed more than one!!
I had heard about these before I attempted to make them. For years my mother-in-law made powder puffs filled with strawberry jam and whipped cream and these are a similar concept.
Also known as gobs, black-and-whites, bobs, or "BFO"s for Big Fat Oreos, these little cakes have now earned their place at fashionable morning and afternoon teas. They have come a long, long way from the basic pies that were first created from leftover cake batter.
Similar to cupcakes, you can be as creative as you wish with the range of cake and fillings only limited by your imagination. Whoopie pie recipes are now readily available. The first little pie I ever made was chocolate with a peanut butter filling and it was a huge favorite.
To make baking even easier, it is definitely worth purchasing a whoopie pie pan. It means that all your little pies are of equal size and it is easy to match them up size-wise for filling.
These are really easy to make but to make the job even easier and quicker there are whoopie pie makers available.
This page contains my favorite whoopie pie recipes. I hope they will soon become your favorites too!!
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie
- this Red Velvet Whoopie Pie recipe is perfect for Christmas or Valentine's Day.
Lemon Whoopie Pies
- can be filled with either lemon butter (lemon curd) or whipped cream.
Raspberry Whoopie Pies
- raspberry whoopie pies with a marshmallow filling are really tasty. The mixture of cake, tangy raspberry jam with soft, creamy marshmallow is so good.
Peanut Butter Filling
- this wonderful peanut butter filling is very rich. It is perfect as a cupcake frosting or as filling for whoopie pies.
Cream Cheese Filling
- this delicious cream cheese frosting is very rich. Once made, cream cheese icing needs to be refrigerated and keeps for 4-5 days.
My website is about cupcakes, but I think these little treats fit into the wider cupcake category. Because I am only touching on whoopie pie recipes, I would like to share some of my favorite recipe books about these little cakes.
Do you have a recipe for whoopie pies that you would like to share? Sweet or savory, vanilla or chocolate, we would love to hear your favorite whoopie pie recipes.
Click on the links below to see some great whoopie pie recipes. They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Amish Whoopie Pie Recipe
I have always been told that this is an authentic Amish whoopie pie recipe. 1 cup sugar 4oz (120g) butter, softened 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose (plain) …
Wicked Whoopie Pies
I call these my wicked whoopie pies as the combination of chocolate cake with the fluffy, marshmallow filling tastes decadent. They are so soft that they …
Chocolate Whoopie Pies
I have only recently started making whoopie pies and I have found this recipe for Chocolate Whoopie Pies and they have become my favorite. I usually …
I grew up with my mom making powder puffs. They are so easy to make but need to be made several hours or preferably the day ahead so that they can absorb …
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I make these every year for Thanksgiving. I don't bake much and these are a real treat to my family when I make them. 9oz (260g) all-purpose (plain) …
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