The December Daring Bakers' Challenge had us all cheering - the lovely and talented Bourbonnatrix of Bourbonnatrix Bakes was our hostess and challenged us to make fun, delicious and creative whoopie pies! Delicious little cake-like cookies sandwiching luscious filling in any flavors we chose... What else is there to say but "Whoopie!"
So this month we had to make whoopie pies. I always wanted to try them but never had. I made them for Christmas this year and I think they were amazing. I decided to make red velvet whoopie pies with cream cheese buttercream and decorate them with snowflakes. Well, except the color that with a little imagination turned out to be ¨reddish¨, the whoopie pies were very soft and tasty and I will definitely try to make different kinds of them. I didn't have any difficulties with the recipe, it was very easy to make and fun. I tried a recipe from Joy of Baking where it says that if you don't use Dutch process cocoa they will not become red red. So, because I cannot find it here I used the regular unsweetened cocoa and I tried with some paste colour and with some liquid colour but no luck. Also, I used a pretty big ice cream scoop and the whoopie pies became pretty big too.
The only thing I changed from the recipe was the cream cheese filling. The recipe said 3 cups of icing sugar but when I had put 1.5 it was already too sweet so, I decided not to put more since the consistency was exactly how I wanted it to be.
The result was 13 and a half big and delicious whoopie pies.
You can find the recipe for the whoopie pies here.