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Oh, thy whoopie pie!

Let me start by saying this... Getting the perfect bite for a picture is way harder than you think! This particular one took a good three whoopie pies to get to ;). 

Now, onto this delicious recipe I found on Pinterest a while back. If you like chocolate (and who doesn't) and peanut butter (and who doesn't), there is a very good chance you will LOVE these whoopie pies. For the record, I added only one thing to the original recipe. I think some lemon zest as garnish is key to making these pies not overwhelmingly sweet. And they look pretty awesome with that pop of yellow, don't you think?

Directions for the cakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet or whoopie pie pan. In a large mixing bowl mix together butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Once mixed, add in the egg and continue beating until all smooth.

Add Dutch process cocoa and continue mixing. Add flour and milk and continue beating until smooth. Make sure it's completely mixed and soft.

Drop the cake dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto baking sheet or fill up whoopie pie pan. If using a baking pan, leave 1 inch between cakes as they will grow.

Bake 11 to 13 minutes until firm. Remove from oven and let cool. Spread peanut butter filling on one pie, while using another pie to press it down. Enjoy immediately or wrap in plastic wrap to store.

Directions for the buttercream

Beat melted butter and peanut butter in a bowl until mixed. Gradually mix in sugar and once thick, add milk in. Continue beating for about 2 minutes until buttercream is spreadable and fluffy.

Ingredients for the cakes

  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Lemon zest

Ingredients for the peanut butter buttercream

  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1 cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered confectioners sugar

Makes 5-6 whoopie pies

Posted on September 13, 2015 and filed under Test Kitchen.