Monday, July 1, 2013

Adventures in Baking #9: Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies w/ Chocolate Buttercream!

A while ago, I had to bake something to bring to a car wash to benefit my class...

...and then it rained, the car wash was canceled, and I was left with 40 whoopie pies.

Oh, well. At least they were tasty!

Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Buttercream

(cookie recipe adapted from here)



  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. vinegar + enough milk to measure 2/3 c. (or 2/3 c. buttermilk)
  • 85 g semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  4. Beat in half the flour mixture, followed by the milk. Add the second half of the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Preheat an oven to 350° F.
  7. On baking sheets lined with parchment paper, pipe 1+1/2 inch circles.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes, and then place onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Fill with:

Chocolate Buttercream:


  • 1 1/2 c. (180 g) powdered sugar
  • 5 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk, as needed


  1. Beat the sugar, butter, salt and cocoa powder until combined.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and beat together.
  3. Add milk until the right consistency is reached.

Mmmmmm! SO good. Even non-whoopie pie eaters liked them because of the buttercream instead  of the usual marshmallow fluff-based filling.

Happy July!

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