Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  • Yield 12 pieces

These sweet homemade chocolate whoopie pies are a creative take on a classic.

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Ingredients

7 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
4 teaspoons espresso powder
1 cup hot coffee
1 cup hot water
4 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and set aside. In a separate bowl mix the cocoa powder, hot coffee, and hot water. Combine the brown sugar and oil and mix into the coffee mixture.
  3. Combine the eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and whisk into coffee mixture. Fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture and combine.
  4. Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, place drops of dough 1-inch apart on a parchment or silicone mat-lined cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until whoopie pies’ centers spring back when pressed.
  5. Meanwhile prepare your choice of marshmallow filling, mint marshmallow filling, champagne filling or cream cheese filling. Once whoopee pies have finished baking and have been allowed to cool, spread or pipe onto one side of the whoopie pie and top with another to assemble.

Still haven’t had your whoopie pie fix? Try the vanilla whoopie pies or red velvet whoopie pies pictured above.

Recipe courtesy of the Hanover Inn, Hanover, N.H.

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