I was looking at cookbooks on Amazon a few months ago and I came across a book called “Whoopies!” If you haven’t figured it out yet, let me fill you in. “Whoopies” is a book full of whoopie pie recipes (and yes, they all look delicious!). I have never made whoopie pies before so I clicked the “buy now” button and it arrived a few days later. When I woke up this morning I decided today was the day. I would attempt to make some whoopie pies. How hard could it be? After all, aren’t they just little cakes with filling in the middle? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I would practice by making some red velvet whoopie pies with cream cheese filling. Easy peasy!
I gathered together all of my ingredients and got my whoopie pie pan out of the cabinet. I know, I know, why do I have a whoopie pie pan if I never make whoopie pies? I don’t remember when I bought it, however, I’m sure it was an impulse purchase (and I probably had a coupon). I read the directions and mixed the batter exactly as instructed. The batter is definitely thicker than normal cake batter. Considering they aren’t exactly cakes, I wasn’t surprised. I will say, however, that it is just as tasty!
After the batter was done, I greased and filled the whoopie pie pan. Here is where the madness began. I over filled each little circle…a rookie mistake! Not only did I over fill, I over baked (will the horror ever end!?). I ended up with whoopie pies that were dry and too big. BAKING FAIL! I did proceed to make the cream cheese filling as the cakes weren’t that bad (as long as you had a gallon of milk handy so that you didn’t choke to death) and I wanted to finish what I had started.
So there you have it. My first attempt at baking whoopie pies. Though they were not very good, I learned several lessons and will live to bake another day (thanks to the milk). Of course, when I attempt my second batch, you all will be the first to know! Have you ever made whoopie pies? If so, let me know! Any tips you can offer would be greatly appreciated. That’s it for now! As always, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING (or in this case, BAKING!).