Sweet Potato Whoopie Pies

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Sweet potato whoopie pies

Sweet potato whoopie pies

Apart from the many layered cakes, I also love whoopie pies because they look quite like macarons, except without ‘feet’. My girl once bought some whoopie pies for me and I thought they looked beautiful and tasted delicious. I had never given up wanting to try making them. However, along the way, life became too busy and I forgot about it. There are still so many things I want to try. But take it slow Mary…one at a time…..*grin*

Pumpkin whoopie pies picture from book

Pumpkin whoopie pies picture from book

Well, when I received a cookbook for my birthday recently from a dear friend from afar,  my eyes sparkled when I saw the pumpkin whoopie pies. Mmmm….looks TOO good! I just have to make them! Don’t they look beautiful and delicious? Comparing mine (top picture) to this one, you can tell I do need more practice to get the shape right. I must try the cheese filling too instead of the peanut butter cream.

Birthday gift from Ann

Birthday gift from Ann

Talking about birthday, I was so thrilled beyond belief when I received a parcel from Singapore. Ann of Anncoo’s Journal sent me a box of moon cake and pineapple tart moulds and also recipe cards!! I really couldn’t believe my eyes. I had been trying to get these punch-out moon cake moulds last year but didn’t manage to get them. When I went back last December, there wasn’t any in the shops. Apparently they only sell them during moon cake seasons…..*sigh*. But it’s just so kind and thoughtful of Ann to send me some! I just felt to touched!! The moulds come with really pretty patterns. I am going to have lots of fun making moon cakes this year….*BIG smiles*. Oh, and you really must visit Ann’s blog. It’s so full of awesome cooking and baking. Every picture will make you drool….*smiles*.

And back to my whoopie pies. I made them yesterday using sweet potatoes since I don’t have pumpkin. Sweet potatoes are my favourite and I’m sure they make a good substitute. I made 50 big whoopee pies, filled with peanut cream, to share with church friends. All were gone….*big smiles*. I like them too. They were soft, moist and cake-like….very delicious. I had 1 piece left for my breakfast just now. Still as good.

The recipe is not too difficult. I modified the recipe to make it easier and also because I didn’t have a few ingredients. The amount makes 50 fairly big whoopie pies so use half if you don’t need so many.

Ingredients A
1kg sweet potato

Mashed sweet potato

Mashed sweet potato

Peel the potatoes, cut into small chunks and put in a pot. Add some water (not too much) and boil until cooked. I think I added about half a cup and used low to medium fire. Make sure the water is not dried up and the sweet potato get burnt. To be on the safe side, steam it.

Ingredient B
6C flour
1t salt
2t baking powder
2t baking soda
1T cinnamon powder

Mix dry ingredients

Mix dry ingredients

Mix all ingredients A. I put all in a big mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.

Ingredients C
2C sugar
2C oil
5 eggs
2t vanilla essence

Egg mixture

Egg mixture

Put all Ingredients C in a big mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Sweet potato and egg mixture

Sweet potato and egg mixture

Add the mashed sweet potatoes to the egg mixture. Mix well.

Whoopie pie batter

Whoopie pie batter

Pour the sweet potato mixture into the dry ingredients above (Ingredients A). I used a cake mixer to mix it well.

Whoopie pie to bake

Whoopie pie to bake

Use 2 spoons to scoop the batter onto the baking tin lined with baking paper. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes. Remove. You can use an ice cream scoop.

Baked whoopie pies

Baked whoopie pies

Let cool before sandwiching them with your favourite filling. I got 100 pieces of these and so there were 50 whoopie pies!

Peanut butter mixture to sandwich whoopie pies

Peanut butter mixture to sandwich whoopie pies

I sandwiched them with peanut butter mixed with some oil and icing sugar.

Soft and moist sweet potato whoopie pie

Soft and moist sweet potato whoopie pie

Look at the fine texture. I even like it without the peanut butter filling. I need to try the cheese filling. I’m sure that would be really delicious….mmm. Will try again for sure. Hope to get a more rounded look.

I do hope you are having fun cooking and baking. Homemade food is always the best……clean, high quality, no preservatives and additives and a lot cheaper than bought ones.

Sweet potato recipes that you may be interested in:
Sweet Potato Jam
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
Sweet Potato Donuts
Popular Malaysian Dessert (Bubur Cha Cha)
Sweet Potato Cake
Healthy, Humble, Sweet Potatoes
Steamed Sweet Potato Jam Pudding
Baked Cajun Sweet Potato For Birthday

There are more in the Recipes section.

Quote of the day……

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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suituapui  on March 26th, 2012

Interesting. Looks good…

Belinda @zomppa  on March 26th, 2012

What a sweet gift! I LOVE these whoopie pies - brilliant!

Sophie  on March 26th, 2012

Waw, Home-made sweet potato whoopie pies: they look utterly delicious! I love your PB filling too! ,…yummy yummy: Great to give as a special food gift too! ;)

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on March 26th, 2012

Is my pleasure to send you those little gifts, Mary :)
I’ve never heard of whoopie pie before. Would definitely love to try it one day.

Mistletoe Tattoo ;)  on March 26th, 2012

Your whoopie pies look delicious, Mary. I’m allergic to Peabody, but would probably steal a few behind your back. Teehee.
Those moulds are so cute. Can’t wait to see what you make with them. Your friends are sweet for sending those gifts. But you know, friendship and care usually goes both ways. I’m sure they were reciprocating the beautiful friendship you’ve shown them. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Mary. This actually doesn’t look too hard…even for me. Would love to give these a try someday with cream filling. Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs!

Mistletoe Tattoo ;)  on March 26th, 2012

Omg PEANUTS! Not Peabody!!! LOL! Dumb autocorrect! -_-

Mary  on March 26th, 2012

@suituapui - Thanks very much, Arthur! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@Sophie - Oh yes, great as a gift too. Thanks very much for the suggestion :D

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - Thanks very much again, Ann! You are just such a sweet friend! :D The moulds are going to be very useful for me. Can’t wait to see you try this one. I would love to see your picture. I’m sure you can get that more rounded and beautiful look for your whoopee pies :D

@Mistletoe Tattoo ;) - LOL…I thought what you were talking about…Peabody! See….I really don’t like that autocorrect too. It always changes my chic to chic…haha. Thanks very much for your compliments…blushing now…haha :D

Swathi  on March 26th, 2012

Delicious I love whoopie pie, this version is awesome.

noobcook  on March 26th, 2012

love the sweet potato batter… what a great gift and thought! :)

Blackswan  on March 26th, 2012

Glad u’re back in action with all these lovely treats, Mary! Just realized how much I’ve missed u. Hahaha!

claudia lamascolo  on March 27th, 2012

Now these are an awesome addition to my cookie list of must makes thanks!

eileen@hundred eighty degrees  on March 27th, 2012

Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe. Wonder if a piping bag will pipe out rounded whoopie pies..

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 27th, 2012

This is intriguing and original! Love these whoopie pies.

Jeannie  on March 27th, 2012

I haven’t tried whoopi pies! I wondered why? Yours look awesome!

Juliana  on March 27th, 2012

Mary, the sweet potato whoopies look great…so soft. I would love to have one with a cut of coffee.
Hope you are having a great week :)

tigerfish  on March 27th, 2012

Don’t think I have ever tried whoopie pies too!

Katerina  on March 28th, 2012

They look delicious Mary! So soft and fluffy great with a mug of hot chocolate!

kristy  on March 29th, 2012

Oh dear, what cool whoopie pies! No worries, I bet you’ll get the shape right the next time. The only thing you need is a pipping bag. *wink*. Lately, I’ve been busy. My girl just got her SPM result. So, need a little time for her.
Hope you’re having a great day, Mary.

lena  on April 9th, 2012

you mean they are like cake-like texture? i always have the impression that they are like crunchy type of cookies. Yeah, cheese filling sounds delicious too! Good try, mary!

Jon @ vodkitchen  on April 17th, 2012

I’ve just returned from Taiwan where I had the most amazing pastries made with sweet potato filling… totally made me appreciate this veggie even more. Looking forward to trying your version.

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