Husband's Whoopie Pie

Amidst all of this holiday eating, Husband decided it would be okay to make a sugar-rich, butter-infused dessert the other night. Unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you've heard of the dessert sensation that is a whoopie pie. These pies are not new, but are quickly becoming national favorites.

Husband tried his hand at making a batch after seeing an episode of Chuck's Day Off. {Side note: This show is the perfect match of yummy cooking show for me, but still being somewhat manly for Husband. The host does play some mean hockey!} This is the episode, to be exact.

{Chuck's Whoopie Pies}


  • Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups/375ml all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup/125ml unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7ml baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2ml salt
  • 1 cup/250ml sugar
  • 1/2 cup/125ml butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon/5ml pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup/250ml milk

  • Marshmallow Filling:
  • 1 cup/250ml sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30ml honey
  • 1 teaspoon/5ml pure vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature


For the chocolate cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl. 
Beat the sugar, butter and eggs with a mixer for about 30 seconds. Add the vanilla and beat for 30 seconds more. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk and beating until smooth. 
Using an ice cream scoop, drop mounds of the batter (about 1/2 cup for each) onto the lined baking sheet (6 per sheet as they will spread when baking). Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining batter. 
For the marshmallow filling: Whisk together the sugar, honey, vanilla, egg whites and 2 tablespoons water (30ml) in a large heatproof bowl using a hand mixer. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Beat with the mixer until the mixture is thick, creamy and stands in peaks, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and beat for a minute or so more, then let cool completely.
Spread a generous amount of filling on the flat side (bottom) of a chocolate cake. Sandwich with another cake, pressing down gently to spread the filling evenly. Repeat to make 8 whoopie pies. Serve immediately or wrap the whoopie pies individually in plastic wrap (they can be frozen).
Here's Husband's interpretation, with added espresso powder:
Complete with glass of milk.

I'm so proud of my handsome baker! You {know} I wouldn't attempt to do this. Baking is not really my forte, so I'm pleased to be married to a great baker!  


  1. I'm not the world's best baker, but this looks great!

  2. Oh wow that looks yummy!! I gotta try this sometime...now I just have to get over the fact that I can't bake.


  3. Thanks, Ladies! As I said before, I am definitely NOT the baker in this marriage. I just get to enjoy the treats! :)


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