|Chocolate, Salted Caramel + Marshmallow Whoopie Pies|
Okay, maybe just a little more. How about all that combined to make one of the best whoopie pies you've ever had? These little beauties are incredible. I made them last weekend for a Super Bowl party (pipe on some white stitching and you've got football pies!) and not one was left. I combined two recipes in what I think may be my most successful whoopie pie attempt to date. (Although these Chocolate Candy Cane and Gingerbread Whoopie Pies are pretty fantastic.). If you need a recipe, try this one and let me know what you think. I couldn't believe how light and moist the cake was and how well the marshmallow filling held up on the warm Super Sunday afternoon.
Chocolate + Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies
Makes 8-10 Whoopie Pies
- 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 jar Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Mixture
|Clockwise, from top left: Baked whoopie pies, circular piping, |
assemble sandwiches, finished whoopie pies
Note: To shape these into footballs, using a butter knife or your fingertips to gently create points on either side of the mound, creating the shape of a football. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until firm. Let cool completely on wire racks.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 jar (7 1/2 ounces) marshmallow Fluff
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add Fluff and vanilla and continue mixing until well combined.
Transfer the marshmallow mixture to a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Arrange half of the whoopie pies bottom-side up. Starting from the edges, pipe the filling onto each whoopie pie in a circular motion until the whole surface is covered. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of salted caramel mixture over the filling and gently top with an appropriately-sized whoopie pie, top-side up.
Note: To decorate the whoopie pies as footballs, pipe a small amount of the remaining marshmallow filling to replicate football laces (see image, left).