I noticed this recipe on the blog of one of the other heavenly cake bakers, and couldn’t resist. The recipe is apparently called “Pumpkin Cookie Cakes”, but I know better. These may not be chocolate with a shortening/icing sugar frosting filling, but they’re definitely Whoopie Pies. I grew up in New Brunswick, which is similar to Maine in terms of our fondness for Whoopie Pies, so they’re one of my favourite treats. Just down the block from the building that housed most of my classes during undergrad at UNB was The Goody Shop, which was a little bakery famous for their Whoopie Pies. I really miss Fredericton sometimes.
If you want to see the details on how to make them, check out “Hot Oven, Warm Heart”. If you want the recipe, you can find it at this site, but be warned — there’s music that will start up automatically when you scroll to part of the page.
I took mine to an open house/anniversary party at my favourite wine making supply store on Saturday night, and they were a huge hit. 🙂