I read somewhere that whoopie pies are the next cupcakes. So I had to try and make them right away! I found a recipe in Rose Levy Beranbaum's book and decided to trust her with it. This is the second recipe I made from her book.
First, I baked the little cakes and tried to peel them off the parchment paper. That didn't go so well (and I lost almost one third of the cakes in the process because they were so stuck to the paper). Then I made the buttercream and filled them. The cakes were really sticky and even stuck to a glass plate. Weird.
Well, I didn't really like this recipe. Maybe it's because I'm European and most of the cakes I eat here aren't that sweet, but I really hate the sweetness of buttercream. (I tried Rose's and Martha Stewart's and I like Martha's better though.) The batter was sweet too and not chocolate-y enough. We didn't know whether to eat it with our hands or with a fork, because they looked like sandwiches, but were really sticky! I hope all of Rose's recipes aren't like that because the two that I've made so far weren't as heavenly as the book suggests. Anyway, I think I'll stick to cupcakes in the future. Me and whoopie pies are over.
Approximate cost of one pie: 0,45 €