These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Green Butter Cream Frosting are each filled with some leprechaun luck! Well, not really, but I wish I could; I’d send some of that luck of the Irish, because these are as popular around here as a pot of gold would be! They are my old husband’s all-time favorite and have been since he was a child. Honestly, I’d never heard or tasted one until moving up here to Maine with him and having my mother-in-law Louise make these. I was sold on my first bite all those years ago.
In March of 2011, Maine won the world’s record for the largest chocolate whoopie pie weighing in at 1,062 pounds of pure goodness! Wow, that’s a lot of whoopie going on! Not only that, but guess what our official state treat is? Yep, you guessed it…the Whoopie Pie. So I decided to get in on the sweet treats train and make my own version of the Chocolate Whoopie Pie so I can whoopie along with everyone else! So…come on…and find your pot of gold with this tasty treat!
What a wonderful and delightful treat these Chocolate Whoopie pies are! Surprise the kids and pack a few in their lunches, make them for a school party, or bring them to a family function. No matter how or who you serve these Chocolate Whoopie Pies to, you’re going to hear…whoop, whoop, whoopie!
- 2 ½ Cups – Gluten-Free Flour*
- 1 tsp – Baking Powder
- ½ tsp – Baking Soda
- 1/8 tsp – Sea Salt
- 1 ½ Cups – Sugar
- ¼ Cup – Cocoa Powder
- ½ Cup – Olive Oil
- 2 – Eggs
- 1 Cup – Milk
- 1 tsp – Pure Vanilla
- ½ Cup – Chocolate Chips
- ¼ Cup – Very Hot Water – to melt chocolate chips
- 1 Stick – Butter – room temperature
- 2 Cups – Powder Sugar
- 2 TBS – Milk
- 1 tsp – Pure Vanilla
- 6 drops - Green Food Coloring
- Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl and set aside.
- Blend olive oil, eggs, milk and vanilla, until creamy.
- Heat water in microwave until very hot. Remove and add chocolate chips, mixing until all chips are melted.
- Combine flour and milk mixture - blend until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Mix in melted chocolate with wooden spoon until combined.
- Using a large spoon or small ice cream scoop to put batter on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minute or until center is done when inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove to wire rack to cool before filling whoopie pies.
- Cream butter with blender until smooth.
- Add vanilla and blend until incorporated.
- Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk to mixture and blend until incorporated.
- Add last cup of powdered sugar and last tablespoon of milk, and 6 drops of food coloring.
- Blend until well mixed.**
- Put about a tablespoon or more filling between 2 whoopie pies, unless you like more filling, then go for it!
*For this recipe I used Bob’s Red Mill – 1 to 1 **You may add more food coloring, depends on how deep you want the green to be. Total time does not included cooling time for cakes.
These Chocolate Whoopie Pies are little semi-sweet cake rounds with a sweet and creamy center that will have you hooked on the first bite. Humm…Yum! That creamy filling in the center of two, not just one, but two, cakes that look like a cookie and are moist, soft and so decadent that you will have your taste buds slapping your lips in appreciation and saying: thank you, now give me another bite! Add a little extra treat and roll them in some colorful sprinkles and add a leprechaun kiss before packing them in the kids’ lunch box for a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Serve them up at family gatherings, too. Either way you will be hearing everyone scream…whoopie…for these Chocolate Whoopie Pies.
From my kitchen to yours,
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