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  • Whoopie Pies – Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream
    American Recipes
    Whoopie Pies – Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream
    I'll admit it right now. I am not very good at taking orders from people, especially when it comes to food. My eyebrows furrow and my toes curl up when I hear a command. The kitchen is the one place that I want complete control and complete freedom to do what I please. However, when Pizzaboy sent me an email with a picture of something he saw on the internet, my toes started to curl and I pursed my lips. 'What is it that you want now?!' I ask. The attachment was the most enticing picture of a whoopie pie. "Hell yeah! I'll make that!" "Really?" "Yeah!" "Oh... cool!." The things we do for love. I've never eaten these before. I am pleasantly surprised by it's soft cake-like texture and it definitely sinks right into your mouth. My mind is going insane with all the potential flavour combinations ideas. ps. they are a heck of a lot easier to make than their French counterparts *cough* macarons *cough* Recipe is from Whoopie Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell Ingredients for the cake biscuit 1 2/3 cups plain flour 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup milk 1/ Position the rack in the centre of the oven and preheat to 170 degrees (375F). Line two baking sheets with silicone mat…