Confession of Weakness
Chocolate Coconut and Raspberry Whoopie Pies are my two new favorite flavors of this great iconic treat.
Its confession time, whoopie pies are my favorite cookie sandwich and I honestly have such a terrible weakness for these guys as I can’t allow more than one sit on my table to enjoy because literally I would eat all of them in one sitting!
There is just something about a chocolate cake and a fluffy filling that just taste so so good together and just leaves you so satisfied.
Your taste buds just sing for joy eating these and and it reminds me so much of that Shoney’s Chocolate Fudge cake, remember that classic? Oh mercy me!
Truly, it was then I think I discovered that chocolate and vanilla desserts stole my heart and soul!
How I Discovered This Dessert:
I first discovered this dessert on a trip to a Amish bakery in Maryland. Wow, walking in I was so overwhelmed by the selection of so many products. But, once I walked back to the bakery, they had me at pies and whoopie pies! Of course I went right for the chocolate with vanilla filling and bought several!
Sadly, hindsight being 20/20, I wished I would of bought out their inventory! The pies were soooo good, oh my goodness, I was in total heaven eating them, savoring every crumb of that thing thinking how good life is!
On my journey through this wonderful store, I cruised over to the cookbook section they had and discovered some authentic Amish cookbooks. Excitingly, I thumbed through to see so many recipes for their signature baked items, including whoopie pies.
Yes I did, walked right out of there with a new cookbook in hand for my collection, truly a gem and a steal.
I have tried several different recipes for chocolate whoopie pies but this one I found in that wonderful cookbook that day is simply too good not to share. Truly outstanding and I’m excited to share it with you and it could not be more simple.
I use a different filling than traditionally used because I just love the taste of this chocolate pie with fluffy american buttercream. Yum Yum!
As a side note, I guarantee you will be the love of your family, friends, and neighbors if you make these amazing treats for them!
Coconut and Raspberry Spin
These dessert sandwiches are great enjoyed in their classic style, however, I wanted to put a unique spin on these and incorporate coconut in one version, which I adore….and a raspberry buttercream and a chocolate drizzle on top for the other. The raspberry version is possibly my new favorite and that chocolate drizzle just takes it over the top for a chocolate lovers dream come true!
This was immediately given a thumbs up from my family with big smiles I might add. The drizzle is made with a bit of vegetable oil to make it a great chocolate coating that hardens nicely, similar to an ice cream coating. Awesome!
Let me know if you try any of these versions and if you become a whoopie pie junkie like me!