Have you heard that whoopie pies are the new cupcakes according to a New York Times article. This was the first time that I have attempted them and I have to say they were YUMMY! I don’t know about replacing the cupcake, but they were a fun change! There are so many recipes out there, but I choose this “cheater” one using a cake mix because it was super easy and fast. Perfect treat to make with my boys on a Sunday afternoon. Having 5 boys who LOVE football, you can imagine these were a HUGE hit at my house! To make the football shaped cake, I simply spooned the batter onto a silpat lined cookie sheet and using the back ot the spoon created a nice oval. Really simple to make and these would be a perfect treat to serve for the Super Bowl coming up.
Football Whoopie Pies
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe
1 chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegtable oil
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 TB milk
Preheat oven to 400.
In a mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil. Whip together for 2-3 minutes.
On a silpat lined baking sheet, spoon batter in rounded mounds. Use the back of the spoon to round out the batter into football shaped ovals.
Bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely.
For the Butter-cream: Mix powdered sugar and butter in mixing bowl Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and spreadable.
Scoop into a pastry or ziploc bag with the end cut with a 1/2 inch opening.
Pipe butter-cream onto the bottom cookie 9wrong side up), then top with another cookie (right side up).
Recipe Source: Cake batter from jennysteffens.blogspot.com Butter cream from Betty Crocker