The girls helped him with the baking and of course wanted pink filling!
Beatrice’s Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Yield: 2 dozen small whoopie pies (about 2” diameter)
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 cup salted butter, soft, but not melted
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 Marshmellow Fluff
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir in the oil, egg, milk, and vanilla. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the cocoa mixture.
Drop the batter by small spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 8 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.
Prepare filling by stirring the softened butter into the confectioners’ sugar. Stir in the vanilla, Marshmallow Fluff, and optional salt. To assemble, spread a generous amount of filling on the flat side of one cake and top with a second cake.