So in to my pantry to find a box of decadent chocolate cake mix ...told you it was a cheat recipe
I chose this one that is for cupcakes but usually I would use a chocolate cake mix ...this one worked out great though ...
1 Box of Chocolate cake mix (this one had added chocolate frosting in it too)
Add the ingredients as the recipe on the cake box indicates
Mine needed Vegetable oil, eggs and water
I have a proper Whoopie Pie metal tray (available on Amazon)
If you haven't got one then you could do a sheet cake and then cut out your circles with a cookie cutter
I always use my yellow Kitchen Aid mixer
Put the mixture in the tray
MAKE SURE TO SPRAY OR GREASE THE COOKING TRAY
So that your pies come out easily I filled up the cups 3/4 full
To check they are ready put a bamboo or wood cocktail stick in the middle if it comes out clean they are ready
Let them cool for a 5 mins or so the place on a tray lined with Parchment Paper
Then comes the great part of these pies
I found out about this wonderful frosting
To fill the Whoopie Pies
It is quite different to usual frostings
VERY WORTH MAKING THIS GORGEOUS FROSTING
Very easy ...here are the ingredients
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
1 cup of GRANULATED SUGAR ( NOT POWDERED SUGAR )
For the white frosting: In a small saucepan, whisk the flour into the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick--thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. If in a hurry, place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools. It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in the vanilla.
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. You don't want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven't beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
Grab a spoon and taste this wonderful goodness.
Sandwich two of the cake circles together with the white frosting and pipe or spread the chocolate frosting on the top if you would like to add it ...they are great just with the frosting in the middle too
Sit down ......
GRAB THE PIE ON EACH SIDE AND ENTER IN TO THE MOUTH ..SQUISH DOWN AND THEN YOU WILL
BE READY TO SAY
THESE WILL ALSO FREEZE VERY WELL....OPEN FREEZE THEM THEN PACK IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS ETC.