I was walking through the supermarket a few weeks ago and I stumbled across this: the Betty Crocker Whoopie Pie mix. Now, I’ve mentioned my childhood near Amish country and the fact that this much beloved, handcrafted Amish treat has now become mass produced is a source of venting, but I decided to give it a try to see how it was. Anything for you, dear readers.
Mixing the cake bit is fairly simple: combine with the egg, oil and water. I baked it in my beloved whoopie pie pan which, to be honest, was totally unnecessary.
I think they would have held their shape fairly well without the whoopie pie pan (they were not as awesome as my oatmeal raisin cookies.) The real trouble was the filling. I made it with the required milk, but it just didn’t achieve the nice fluffy marshmallow texture that I wanted. Beardy boyfriend had to add quite a bit of icing sugar to get it right.
You can see the before and after shots! I really would not recommend this mix. If looking for a quick cake, I’d stick with a Betty Crocker cake mix (the nicer part of this kit!)
For those who want the original whoopie pie recipe from scratch, I should be posting one up-soonish!