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Classic Whoopie Pies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these classic whoopie pies!  Dark chocolate cake, sandwiched around a fluffy, marshmallow-y vanilla creme filling.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maine whoopie pies, whoopie pie, whoopie pie filling, whoopie pie recipe
Servings: 28 sandwiches
Calories: 300 kcal
For the cakes
For the filling
To make the cakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa powders, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the soft butter, and mix on medium speed using the paddle attachment for about a minute.  The mixture should resemble damp sand.
  4. Stir in the eggs until incorporated.
  5. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, and add the Greek yogurt and vanilla.
  6. Mix on medium-high speed for about a minute and a half, to aerate the batter and build the cake’s structure.
  7. Using a 1-ounce scoop, drop balls of batter on the prepared sheet pans.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cakes spring back when lightly pressed.
  9. Cool completely, then sandwich around 1 ounce of filling.
To make the filling:
  1. li>Place half the sugar in a small pot with the water, and cook over medium heat.
  2. Place the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whip on medium-high speed with the whisk attachment.
  3. When the whites can hold soft peaks, slowly add the remaining sugar (about a tablespoon at a time) while continuing to whip.
  4. When all the sugar has been added, add the vanilla and continue to whip the meringue until stiff.  Turn the mixer down to low speed while you wait for the sugar syrup to come to temperature.
  5. When the sugar syrup has reached 235 degrees F, remove it from the heat, turn the mixer back up to medium-high, and slowly pour the hot syrup down the side of the mixing bowl in a thin stream.  (Do not pour onto the spinning whisk; it could splash out of the bowl and burn you.)
  6. Continue to whip until there is no hint of warmth when you place your hand on the side of the bowl.
  7. When the meringue is completely cool, whip in the butter, a tablespoon at a time.  (If the mixture seems runny, place the entire bowl and whisk in the refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes, and re-whip.  If the mixture seems curdled, just keep whipping- it will come together.)

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Nutrition Facts
Classic Whoopie Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 124mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.