While cupcakes will always hold a special place in my heart, the newest trend in sweet treats these days is whoopee pies. Yessiree folks, whoopie pies are hot, hot, hot! And, it’s no surprise either. What’s not to love about a creamy, cloud-like filling sandwiched between two moist and tender disks of cake?
The origin of the whoopie pie is a subject for debate. It is claimed to have been invented in both New England and Pennsylvania Dutch country, depending upon whom you ask. The most likely scenario is that Amish groups migrating to Maine in the early 20th century brought the whoopie pie to the area with them. According to some food historians, Amish housewives would bake these desserts out of leftover cake batter and slip them in their husbands’ lunch pails. When the men would find the treats in their lunch, they would shout “Whoopie!”. Wherever they came from, whoopee pies have become a very popular and much loved snack food all over the country. read more >>