In the spirit of today’s election, whoopie pies seemed the right voting “buttons” to spur on enthusiasm and excitement for the voting experience. While the pervasive sentiment has been to “just get it over with”, voting is an event that reminds us of the awesome power we all hold in our hands. May you all find the thrill in voting or at the very least, enjoy a sweetly patriotic whoopie pie. Happy voting everyone!!!!
Whoopie Pies Recipe
Ingredients for the cake batter
- ½ cup salted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Cups all purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
Ingredients for the Filling
- 2 cups marshmallow cream
- ½ cup confectioners sugar
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
For the cake batter:
- Mix the butter and sugars in an electric mixer until fluffy.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.
- Stir the vanilla and buttermilk together in a measuring cup.
- Turn the mixer on low; add the egg and slowly add a little of the flour mixture, then a little of the buttermilk until it is all combined.
- Divide batter into two bowls and add desired food coloring.
- Spoon a large tablespoon mound onto a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes and check if the bounce back when touched, if not cook for another minute or so.
For the filling:
- Beat marshmallow cream, confectioners sugar, butter, and vanilla until smooth.
- Place a spoonful of filling onto the flat side of one of the cakes and top it with the opposite color.
- Makes about 10 whoopie pies.
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk
Makes about 3 cups of icing.
*recipe from Babble
*buttercream lettering recipe from Wilton
*voting button image by Cafe Press
*all voting whoopie pie images created by The Word Magician