A whoopie pie is a great treat for anyone who likes cake and frosting, and portability. These are easy to stash in a lunch bag or wrap up for later. They even taste great right out of the refrigerator. Here are two recipes for the whoopie cake, spiced and chocolate, and two frosting recipes as well – marshmallow and creamy.
Whoopie pies are a New England and Amish tradition, but in all my years growing up on the East Coast and living in the Boston area, I never had one. How could that be? There’s even a Whoopie Pie Festival.
They remind me a bit of Ring Dings and Twinkies, probably because of the cake and fluffy sweet filling partnership, and because that’s the closest I’ve come to having one. According to the legend, if Amish children had one of these treats in their lunch box, they yelled “whoooooopie.”