S’more Whoopie Pies? Don’t Mind if I do.

Well Whoopie for Whoopie Pies, Y’all.

I have to tell you, whoopie pies, a southern delicacy built with two spongy chocolate cakes glued together with obey-gooey marshmallow, are one of the more underrated baked treats out there.  While their components are similar to those of a cupcake, they don’t require a special pan, baking cups, or a piping bag.  While they’re shape is similar to that of a sandwich cookie, their bite is more like that of a birthday cake.  They are down-to-earth, unpretentious, and just plain good.

Last week I found my father’s birthday to be the perfect occasion to whip up a batch.  A southerner for the first two thirds of his life, I’m fairly certain that pop-pop (as he’s known to the tots) is no stranger to a good a whoopie pie.  As I gathered my ingredients I decided to amp up this classic and throw in an extra cinnamon graham cracker layer.  The chocolate and marshmallow were just begging for it.  A Smore’s whoopie pie?  Don’t mind if I do.

I started by whipping up a small batch of big ‘ole whoopie pie chocolate cakes.  I added fun sprinkles, because… well you know how I feel about sprinkles.

They came out of the oven with perfectly cracked tops and spongy texture.  Just adorable.    While cooling, I found chocolatey soul-mates for each cake and paired them up on a cookie sheet.  Here’s a shot of the pies waiting to be filled, like a French macaron’s decidedly less dainty but somehow more fun crazy uncle:

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After fully cooled, I spooned on a generous layer of marshmallow filling.  I could have been less heavy-handed, sure, but these are whoopie pies, friends.  I’m going all in.

Following the marshmallow I added a healthy spoon of my graham cracker crumble filling.  You’ll find the detailed recipe for that below.

(I was so excited about my new creation that I moved on to assembling the sandwiches before snapping a photo. Bummer.  But wait…  is that a good enough excuse to go ahead and make another batch?)

Irresistible, are they not?  Chocolatey and creamy with and a touch salty-sweet-cinnamony graham.  Enjoy, my friends.

S’mores Whoopie Pies

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cakes:

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1/2 cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup buttermilk
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  8. 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  9. 1 large egg
  10. 1 handful sprinkles (optional)

Marshmallow Filling:

  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  3. 2 containers (approx 2 cups) marshmallow cream
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1 pinch of fine sea salt

Graham Cracker Crumble Filling:

  1. 1 sleeve graham crackers (approx 10 large crackers)
  2. 1/4-1/2 cup crushed pecans (optional)
  3. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  4. 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  5. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Method:

Chocolate Cakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, F.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, combine well-shaken buttermilk and vanilla.
  4. Cream butter and brown sugar using a stand mixer at medium-high speed, until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add egg and beat until well combined.
  5. With your mixer on low, alternately mix in flour mixture and buttermilk mixture in small portions, starting and ending with the flour mixture.  Mix until smooth.
  6. Spoon or scoop mounds of batter approximately 2 inches apart onto 2 buttered baking sheets. (The size of the cakes is totally up to you!  I like mine with about 2 heaping tablespoons of batter, but you can go much, much bigger if you like!  1/4 cup scoops is also a great size to try!)
  7. Top mounds with sprinkles (optional)
  8. Bake 11-13 minutes
  9. Transfer to cooling rack and all to cool completely prior to filling

Marshmallow Filling:

  1. Beat together all ingredients in a stand mixer at a medium speed until smooth, approximately 3 minutes.

Graham Cracker Crumble filling:

  1. Crush graham crackers and pecans in a large ziplock bag.  Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. Add corn syrup, cinnamon, and salt to butter and stir until combined.
  4. Add graham cracker crumble mixture and stir until all is moistened.  Allow to simmer over low heat until well combined.
  5. Remove from heat and allow crumble to cool prior to filling.

Assembly:

  1. Match each chocolate cake with a similarly sized chocolate cake.  Spoon on a generous layer of marshmallow filling, followed by a layer of crumble.  Top with corresponding chocolate cake.  Enjoy!

 

Smore's Whoopie Pie- Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Graham Cracker Treats recipe!


For more yummy treats from the Hansen house, like the very best scratch brownies you’re going to find, and adorable painted macarons, take a peak into my kitchen!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily says:

    These look delicious! Great photos, and nice recipe too. Look forward to trying it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. blroetzel says:

      Thank you so much! They are a fun little (or big, depending 🙂 ) treat. If you try them let me know how it goes!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. livinglavieenrose says:

    I need to try these as soon as possible💋

    Liked by 1 person

    1. blroetzel says:

      Yes, yes you do!!! 😍🤗😍

      Like

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