- Butter 200 grams • 717 kcal
- Sugar 140 grams • 470 kcal
- Egg 1 • 130 kcal
- Lemon 1/2
- Fresh cream 70 ml
- Flour 270 grams
- Cocoa 75 grams
- Baking powder for cakes 12 grams
- Milk 120 ml • 49 kcal
- 250 grams Creamy cheese (like Philadelphia)
- Ricotta cheese 100 grams • 140 kcal
- Powdered sugar 60 grams
Whoopie pies are delicious single-serves desserts that come from America. They are small cocoa cakes stuffed with marshmallows or cheesy creams. It seems that they came from the Amish culinary tradition and that when the children saw these desserts in the lunch basket they exclaimed: Whoopie!! You can also make colorful cakes for the children, they will love them.
In a bowl sift flour, bitter cocoa and baking powder (1). Mix well with a spoon so that the ingredients are perfectly blended (2). Take the milk out of the refrigerator, so it will be at room temperature when you have to use it. In a large bowl, place the butter at room temperature with sugar and work them with an electric whisk until you get a frothy cream. Add the egg (3) and continue to work with an electric whisk. Add cream, filtered lemon juice and vanilla extract.
Add a few tablespoons of flour mixed with butter and cream (4), alternating with a few tablespoons of milk. Mix with a manual whisk to avoid lumps. When the dough is ready (5), put it in a pastry bag and make the small cakes directly on a baking sheet (6). Bake them for about 11 minutes at 180 degrees.
Let the cakes (7) rest and prepare the cream to fill them. Work the ricotta cheese and the spreadable cheese with the powdered sugar (8) and a tablespoon of vanilla extract. Put the cream in a sac-a-poché and fill the whoopie pies (9).
Whoopie pies can be preserved in the refrigerator for at least 5 days, but store them in an airtight container.
If you have to prepare the whoopie pies for a children's party, try to color these small cakes. Add the flour without the bitter cocoa and divide the dough into two equal parts. Just color one with a purple food coloring and the other with a green food coloring.
A version of the original recipe includes a cream of marshmallows but it is particularly sweet.