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*
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.
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.
1kg 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.
2t baking powder
2t baking soda
1T cinnamon powder
Mix all ingredients A. I put all in a big mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
2t vanilla essence
Put all Ingredients C in a big mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Add the mashed sweet potatoes to the egg mixture. Mix well.
Pour the sweet potato mixture into the dry ingredients above (Ingredients A). I used a cake mixer to mix it well.
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.
Let cool before sandwiching them with your favourite filling. I got 100 pieces of these and so there were 50 whoopie pies!
I sandwiched them with peanut butter mixed with some oil and icing sugar.
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