Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream


First and foremost.. ty so much for joining my GA.. to those that have not done so yet.. do join in the fun.. my GA ends tmrw night so good luck to all yah..


Hows everyone doing?? its almost midweek and u can sense that this year is passing by quickly.. well to me that is.. ever since Sonia is in school.. i no longer get to do what i used to do.. no baking in the morning.. no chilling in bed till 10am.. everything changes which is refreshing to be honest..

My day typically starts at 6am.. by 8am i am already sitting at Starbucks having my latte with my ipad in hand.. i dont like to update my blog using Ipad and hence no updates in the morning.. by noon I will be driving back home.. yep this year i no longer hold the title SAHM... i am also the driver.. but i dont mind.. i love the feeling of being out and abt especially when its time to fetch hb fm work cos we always end up going somewhere after that :op


The whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them. - From Wikipedia


Yes.. i finally baked these beauties.. i remember seeing it for the very first time in one of the newly opened cafes in town.. it comes in many colours and it looks like macarons without feet.. i remember telling hb that this cafe is selling macarons without feet until i saw their sign saying.. "I am really really NOT a macaron" hehe.. we decided to check out this place.. ordered a couple of whoopie pies.. ordered our typical Espresso and were pretty dissapointed with the taste of the so called macs without feet..

I guess i was expecting it to taste somehow like macarons and wasnt too sure of what to expect?well that was the last time i even set my eyes on any whoopie pie.. err well until Yani and I had our coffee at Starbucks.. (not my kinda of cafe to be honest!) .. saw whoopie pies and decided on it simply bec we were curious.. took a bite and ... ahhhh ... so this is how it shud taste like.. cakey, cookie and err pie?? while macs have crisp shells.. whoopie pies hv a chewier/denser texture.. more like pie/cake rather than a cookie.. hahaha confused?? bake it lahh.. :op

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups (230 grams) flour
3/4 cup (75 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder - i used valrhona
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract or vanilla essence
1/4 cup (60 ml) buttermilk
1/2 cup (120 ml) lukewarm strong coffee or !/2 cup (120 ml) lukewarm water - i used double espresso hehe

Method
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (can also use a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg beating well. Beat in the vanilla extract. In a small measuring cup, mix the buttermilk and coffee (or water). With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk/coffee mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Drop heaping tablespoons (can also use a small ice cream scoop) of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. With moistened fingers or with the back of a spoon, smooth the tops of the cookies.
Bake for about 9 - 10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies, when lightly pressed, spring back. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: If u hv my mac sheets.. u can use it to bake ur whoopie pies.. the original size of whoopie pies is abt 5cm which i think is far too big for our Asian mouth muahahha



Now for the filling u can use any kinda fillings.. i decided to use swiss meringue buttercream and added enough chocolate ganache into it... u can also bake red velvet with creamcheese filling...

Swiss meringue buttercream recipe u can get fm here.. bake it and i am pretty sure that someday the whoopie pie craze will come to Asia.. just like macs and cuppies!

Source: Joy of baking

42 comments:

Messy Mummy said...

It look so YUMMY! Terseksa hati & perut tgk. K.Rima post time nak masuk tdo.. Buat kaki nak melangkah masuk dapur drpd bilik :p *wpun kat dapur chipsmore je ader*

Rima said...

Messy Mummy
Alamak sorry lah dear but kan if i am here munching dessert my reader pun harus kunyah something.. if no whoopie pies.. chipsmore pun jadi lah kannn hehehe

Ribbon Clown said...

I slaluu nampak whoopie pies ni dlm Foodgawker n tastespotting, tp tak pernah terpikir nak try.. ok.. bookmark now..hihi

gi tido k rima..esok pagi2 nak bgn..same to me..si adam dah sekolah..segala routine mak nenek bertukar..

Rima said...

RC
Memang pun.. i also tak pernah terfikir nak buat cos of my bad experience.. actually kan that cafe now sells macs too.. they still jual whoopie pies lah but not in big scale nevertheless homemade whoopie pies taste a lot more richer simply bec we use good quality ingredients.. bookmarked and harus cuba wokey!

Ahh ahh segala macam chilling schedule dah tukar.. dah tak leh jadi tai tai hahaha

zana said...

Hi rima,

your whoopie pies so tempting.... I definately will baked.....thanks for sharing the receipe...

Ayu Safieza @ Humaira' said...

whop whop....waaa this is totally mengguda mulot ai, kak rima...berbunyi2 perot tadi...tgok ni terus diam.....hahhahahaha....

It is midnite here and I wake up for a glass of milk....n then...arghh......gojes tak leh blah la whoopie ni!! gosh...

afid said...

salam kak Rima,

Sy SR akak, hari ni nak tanya la..boleh tak simpan lebih coklat masak/bittersweet yg belum guna dalam fridge? ke nanti rosak?

Lagi satu, kalau kat kl ni mana ye nak beli valrhona coklat tu? mcm lagi sedap kot kalau guna tu..hehhehe...tq..:)

Rima said...

Zana
Yes u shud! It's always nice to try out new stuff..

Rima said...

Ayuuu
Muahahaha whoop whoop .. Termakan something tak? Hehe

U can bake it too!

zarin said...

macam gitu ye rasa whoopie pie ni! dah laaama i ngidam nk makan tp takut nak makan coz tkde kawan nk temankan haha ada ka nak try something new pun kena ada kawan kan!
kat starbuck ada eh ths whoopie pie? k nanti i nak pi cari lah

p/s
ths yr i jd driver n makcik kantin jugak hehe

rahel said...

Uwaaaa...nampak cantek dan menggiurkan betul...macam nak ambik je semua...nyum nyum nyum..

Rima said...

Afid
Welcome on board! Yes u can.. My Valrhona buttons I selalu keep in Tupperware n letak kat fridge..

I know the cafe kat IMC building next to Concorde Htl got sell.. Tak pun u can buy fm classic fine food

Rima said...

Zarin
I also hold that tittle.. Tiap pagi harus pack lunchbox.. Semalam pasta with cheese.. Cheese sausage also n raisins.. Tdy she wants cereal, cheese n raisins.. Kira selamat hehe

Here got.. Tak tahu pun cos if given the choice I no like Starbucks.. Tu yg baru ferasan they sell whoopie pies

Rima said...

Rahel
Ambik ambik.. It's free hehe

Mel said...

Lovely looking and yummy whoopie pie you have baked Rima! I think instead of going for buttercream filling, we can have ice-cream too, won't you agree?

Rima said...

Mel
Yes of cos! Why not.. Btw ur Coffee n fruit cuppies looks gd! Yumm

juliana said...

Ya lah Kak Rima sekali imbas tgk totally mcm mac....hehe... sya mmng suka klu benda yg ada filling2 mcm ni... b4 i baked it nak try dulu yg dkt strbck hopefully adalah dkat KK ni...

KG said...

so, the rasa like the one we had @ starbucks ke? nak pi try buat lah..before tt collect all this recipes berkepuk kepuk tak buat lagi :o

Rima said...

Juliana
Actually kan lagi sedap if u bake it urself but if no time beli ajer hehe

Rima said...

Yani
Bake it urself! More rich.. More chocolaty.. More.. More... Moreee hhhahahaha.. Lagi sedap lah.. Tasted macam devil food chocolate cake pun ader.. If lazy buat Swiss meringue tampal with ganache ajer hehehe

Ummi said...

Rima, waaah mmg dah ternampak2 kebizian melanda...Sonia punya pasal...xpa... Uiiks ada udang di sebalik mee eh, jemput hb balik sama2...then turn pergi ke lain dulu before sampai rumah..yeahahh i liiikkke.. Akak pun selalu camtu...masuk jek kete, abang...kita rasa nak cari itu, nak cari ini laahh..haiyaaa..hb kata, apasai x cakap siang2, petang2 baru cakap....hahahhaha. Apapun, request selalu tertunai...mst layan kalau nak perut kenyang kan...hahaha, keji x ai? ^__^

K.Nor said...

wowww.. look so yummy la rima.. bak 2 ketul hehe

Rima said...

KUmmi
what to do kan.. macam sotong dibuat nye.. ni Rima baru lepas masak tengahari.. Hairi nak makan bef school.. kejap lagi nak kasi dak sonia makan.. then off pi hantar dia masuk bilik for her afternoon nap.. nasib today ade pembantu kemas and iron baju.. kira boleh rehat sikit lah waktu sonia's nap.. by 5pm i hv to drive to hb's work pulak.. ishhh.. busy kat tengah jalan.. kira if dapat bake pun it will be at night.. huhu

Ahhh begitu lah kaum wanita.. orang nye baru masuk kereta kita dah sound hehehe.. harussss :op

Rima said...

KNor
sepuluh ketul akan ku beri.. hehe

CT Delima said...

As'salam Rima

bila tengok woopie pie ni teringat k.ct pernah cuba buat. Banana woopie pie first time buat memang teruja nak makan...hehehe

Tapi yang ini so yummyyy!

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

They look so beautiful lah sis! Tergoda Love tengok...feels like keeping them safe! Gojesss :)

Rima said...

W'salam K.CT
oh ye ker?? sedap tak?? yg ini rasa hampir hampir macam devils food chocolate cake.. i loike

Rima said...

Love
how to keep em safe.. siang siang yg kecik kecik dah hilang dari pandangan.. the 5cm ones dibawak gi my hb's office.. ni ade a couple more tu pun dichop oleh adik ku hehe

MamaFaMi said...

Hi Rima...

Dah lama nak buat whoopie pies ni. Dah salin entah berapa banyak resepi tapi till today, satu pun tak buat lagi. Gamaknya nak kena tunggu Rima pave the lane dulu kot.. hahahaha...

Jun said...

hi dear...i've been eyeing this whoopie pie lama dulu seblom ade blog lagi tp nape x buat2 lg pon tatau le..sedap ye rima? agak2 kalu i buat ni, brape ketul i akan ngap? hehehhe....

inahar ali said...

salam rindu rima..woww whoopie pies ni mmg akak x pernah rasa lagi tp kalu tgk kt kekiutan & kecomelannyer mst tastenye pun superb kan!! hehe! kiss-kiss to dear sonia ek..muaah!

afid said...

tq kak..

arrgghh tertekan tgk gambar ni..i love coklat!

Anie said...

Rima,

Whoppie ni mcm code word for ehemmm :D Berlambak I nampak 'kuih' ni dkt sini hehehez but belom pernah teruja nak beli & try. Skarang dah ada recipe best....mana tau 1 hari tangan gatal boleh buat >.<

Rima said...

Mama
ahhhh harus pi buat lah kan since dah kumpul byk resepi.. Rima looked at a few and decided on this since ade video dia sekali hahaha

Rima said...

Jun
muahaha cuba jelas kan .. will u be baking the mini ones or the 5cm type.. if mini ones ku anggar kan dalam 3 ketul in one sitting?? hehehe

Memang dah lama pun.. the first time i saw it here in singapore was i think 2yrs ago.. masa tu ku buat macs pun belum lagi cun tu sebab macam tergelak bila first time nampak whoopie pies

Rima said...

Doc
i miss u too but kan we all live in the real world.. kadang tu tak kesempatan nak memvisit.. now that i hv to bertagak for a couple of hrs. dapat lah ku berjalan jalan di alam maya

Rima said...

afid
tarik nafas.. ok ker?? if teringin pi beli cokolat and ngap hehe

Rima said...

Anie
the ones that we had for the first time tu .. ya rabbi.. enggak enak.. sampai kita tolak one corner.. we were attracted to it since it was a newbie here.. surprise surprise.. the cafe still survive after close to a year and half but now cuma ade one row of whoopie pies and many many rows of macs..

Nothing beats like baking it urself.. fm scratch that is ahaks

anymz said...

rimaaaaaaa
kejap2 pengsan..kejap2 pengsan akak tgk whoopie pie rima ni tau..aduuuuuhhhhh rasa mcm dah sampai je ke tekak..cuma rasa dia je akak tak tau mcm mana..eh!boleh gitu ke?...hehehe

Nuridah said...

Assalamualaikum Rima,

Kdg our daily routine can make us happy,afterall semua utk somi dn anak2....besar pahala utk kita.

Whoopie menjadi cantik sekali.....masuk list dulu...haha.

Rima said...

KAnim
Muahahaha nak air tak? Nanti kita rengis rengis dipilis hehe.. Buat lah kak anim.. Nanti sure sampan ditekak ahak

Rima said...

W'salam Knur
Alhamdullilah actually bukan aper.. After 3yrs of not gng out every morning.. Rasa macam time gi kerja hehe

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