My love for whoopie pies started several years ago around valentines day. I was tired of cake and cupcakes….old news around here. So I wanted to venture out and make a red velvet whoopie with cream cheese frosting….one bite and 'Whoopie!!' it was. But what even is a whoopie pie!? Park-cake…..part-cookie…..an inverted cupcake but not quite? Little did I know, they were so fluffy, light, and a perfect spin on your standard cake or cupcake. So my curiosity began…..
Its no wonder my curiosity ensued….us West Coasters don't see them very often. Whoopies originated from the Amish and can be found almost anywhere in Maine or Pennsylvania. And some say they got their name from the Amish children when they would find this treat in their lunchbox and shout "Whoopie!" Ok, done with the history lesson.
It wasn't until recently during my #31daysofpumpkin challenge that I found this perfectly delicious recipe by The Chunky Chef that my love for whoopies resurrected!
I modified the recipe slightly and used my Bourbon-Cream Cheese Frosting and added a dollop of salted pumpkin beer caramel sauce inside. Makes for a fun surprise when you bit into the Whoopie Pie, and a bit goooey.
Bourdon & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
80z Cream Cheese
4 T Butter
2-3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
1/2 t Vanilla Extract
1 T Bourbon
1 t Cinnamon
Hello! I'm Candice and I love baking. This blog is dedicated to all things sweet, exploring your passion, staying inspired and encouraging you to Eat More Cake!