So I am sucker for Oreo Cookies. There is usually a package of them in my pantry at all times. I have tried almost every variety but the classic is still my favorite. What is your favorite?
Why make them yourself?
I ask, why not? First, look how cute they are. Two little pillowy cakes with a creamy center…I’m in love. Second, they are DELICIOUS!! Third, they are SO EASY.
Yes, they really are easy. I know I was surprised too but trust me they are really are so easy.
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The beauty of whoopee pies is that they are a cake and cupcake that had a baby. The cake part is moist and fluffy but still substantial enough to be held without falling apart.
For this cake I made it with a little extra cocoa powder and some espresso powder to really intensify the chocolate flavor. It is slightly bitter, like a traditional Oreo cookie, but still sweet enough to make you want more. Don’t let the idea of espresso powder scare you. It does not taste like coffee in the least. It will be that one thing that no one can figure out what it is but everyone will love.
ohhhh the filling
My favorite part of an Oreo is the filling. Yes I am one of those that take apart the cookies and licks out the center, and I am proud of it. For these whoopie pies I wanted to make sure that the filling was light, fluffy and tasted like the middle of my favorite oreo.
I have to admit I was a little surprised at just how easy this fillings to make. A little butter, a little shortening, some vanilla bean extract and powered sugar and you have the middle of an oreo.
For this whoopie pie I wanted this frosting to be super light so I let it whip and whip and keep whipping. I know it will seem like forever but trust me you will love how light and fluffy it turns out to be.