According to Amish legend, when children would find these treats in their lunch bags, they would shout "Whoopie!" Interesting :).
Whoopie Pies The Red Velvet Way
makes about 15 pies
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8th teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon wilton red food coloring gel or add till desired color
2 ounces cream cheese, room temp. or 2 ounces of mascarpone ♥ cheese, room temp.
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2-2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk, I used a little less
1 teaspoon vanilla
scant of salt
Pre heat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In bowl cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Whisk in the egg and salt until smooth, then buttermilk. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add the red food coloring gel and mix well.
Spoon batter in 1- or 2-inch diameter rounds, about 1/2-inch high on prepared baking sheets, allowing 1 inch between each round. I used a small 1 teaspoon scoop.
Bake in the middle of the oven at 375F for 7-9 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
To make the middle goodness, whisk together the cream cheese/mascarpone, milk, vanilla, salt and butter. Then add the confectioners' sugar and mix till frosting is smooth. Chill middle goodness in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. When the pies are completely cooled, spoon a heaping teaspoon of filling per two halves to finish the pies.