Monday, July 5, 2010

S'mores Whoopie Pies


Have you ever thought to yourself while eating a s'more with the graham cracker, roasted marshmallow, and chunk of chocolate that there has to be some other way to create this delicious treat without the mess?  I find it very difficult to get the perfect bite of all three ingredients without the chocolate slipping out or the marshmallow getting all over my fingers.  Well, look no further because I have the most amazing s'more recipe for you and I guarantee the perfect bite every time!


S'mores whoopie pies not only look beautiful but they taste amazing, just like the original, and are super fun to make!  The process takes a good amount of time, but it is well worth it in the end.  The cakes really do taste like a graham cracker and with the combination of the marshmallow cream and ganache truly makes the perfect little pie.  They are easy to transport and will keep well in the fridge for a few days.


S'mores Whoopie Pies
adapted from K Bakes
 
For the Cakes
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature 
4 Tbsp vegetable shortening 
1 cup packed dark brown sugar 
2 large eggs 
1/2 cup buttermilk 
2 Tbsp milk 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp white vinegar 
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

In a medium bowl, stir together both flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, shortening, and brown sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes.  Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla and beat until combined. 

In a measuring cup, combine the milk, baking soda, and vinegar.  Add this mixture slowly to the batter along with the flour mixture and beat on low speed until completely combined. 

Put the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip (or a ziplock with the tip cut off) and drop about 1 Tbsp of batter onto the baking sheet- repeat spacing them at least 2 inches apart. 

Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the cakes begin to brown.   Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 min before transferring them to a rack to cool completely. They are likely to break if you try and move them when they are too warm.

For the Marshmallow Cream
1 jar of marshmallow fluff (7.5 oz.)
1 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 
1 cup powdered sugar 
1 Tbsp vanilla extract 

Directions
 
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat together the marshmallow fluff and shortening, starting on low and increasing to medium speed until the mixture is smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 
Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat until fluffy.

For the Chocolate Ganache
12 oz milk chocolate chips 
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 

Directions
 
Place the chocolate in a large, heat proof bowl.  Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat just until it bubbles.  Pour the heated cream over the chocolate in the bowl and let it sit for about 10 minutes, until the chocolate is just melted. Stir with a whisk until smooth. 

Allow the mixture to rest at room temperature until firm enough to spread, about 2 hours.  You can also speed up the process by refrigerating for about 30 minutes until it is firm enough to spread. 

To Assemble the Whoopie Pies

Pair up your cakes with those of similar size and turn them over.  Pipe the marshmallow cream onto one cake and the chocolate ganache on the other and repeat until all paired cakes are covered.  If you aren't able to pipe the cream and ganache you can spread them with a knife onto the cakes.  


The recipe makes about 20 assembled whoopie pies. 


Aren't they pretty?!

9 comments:

  1. pretty, delicious, and an excellent birthday present! yum!

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  2. ok you've convinced. me. These are added to my list of things to make - I cant' wait!

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  3. one question - what size jar of marshmallow fluff?

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  4. Great!! Please let me know how they turn out. The jar of fluff should be 7.5 oz. :)

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  5. those look amazing! i love a good s'more!

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  6. J-you never cease to amaze me! They look delicious!

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  7. Thanks! They were absolutely delicious and perfect for the summer. Let me know if you try them!

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  8. Found your blog via google images.. of these! They look so tasty! Cant wait to see what else you have done!

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