There’s Nothing More Amish Than a Whoopie Pie!

by / Wednesday, 25 September 2013 / Published in Uncategorized

If there is one item that you will always find in an Amish bakery, it is the whoopie pie.  512px-Halloween_Whoopie_Pies_on_wire_rackTwo round, doughy crescents—mostly made of chocolate or vanilla flavored cake—are filled with a yummy blob of icing and voila!—you have one seriously wonderful dessert treat.

Legend has it that whoopie pies came into being from the kitchens of the Pennsylvania Dutch and Old Order Amish who made these delicacies from the leftover batter and icing from cakes.  The name sprang from the joyous cries of “whoopie” from the children (and husbands) when they found the treat in their lunchboxes.    Depending upon what region you hail from, whoopie pies have also been known as gobs, hucklebucks and creamy turtles.

But enough of the history lesson.  Whoopie pies can be simple, sweet cake sandwiches filled with a marshmallow-y cream or they can be fancy, luxurious and decadent. We’ll take them any which way at Amish Originals!

Here are some of our favorite recipes:

 

Black Velvet Whoopie Piesblackvelvet whoopie pies

Irish Cream Whoopie Piesirish cream whoopie

Raspberry Lemon Whoopie Pies  raspberry lemon whoopie

Cake Batter Ice Cream Whoopie Piescakebatterpies

From our home to yours,

Amish Originals

 

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