I remember, when I was really little and we lived in New Mexico, whenever my mom’s visiting teachers would come to visit her one of them would bring me a whoopie pie or a moon pie for a treat! She was a very sweet old lady and I always got so excited! I don’t think I’ve had one since then though, which is a little tragic!
So when I saw this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake from The Recipe Critic on Pinterest I had to give it a shot! I really do enjoy baking and I always imagine my creations coming out beautifully but that is almost never the case. Baking, doing it well and making it pretty, is a skill and talent. One that I haven’t quite mastered yet. Maybe one day!
I was however, pretty happy with how this cake turned out! I’m sure it’s far from the prettiest whoopie pie cake you’ve ever seen, but it’s still a success in my book!
The sad thing is that I didn’t even get to try it so I have no idea how it actually tastes (aside from licking the batter from the spoon)! I’m sure it was delicious though! I made it to take to our ward activity where they were holding a dessert auction to raise money for the young men/scouts. I think it went for $25! Not too shabby!
I decided to practice my food photography skills throughout the process. Try to look at these without watering at the mouth. 🙂
I didn’t have any shortening to grease my pan with and I never have good luck just using a spray so I had to improvise. I ended up using coconut oil to coat the pan and then I coated that with cocoa powder. I was super nervous that my improvising would screw the whole thing up and I’d have no dessert.
But I think it turned out fabulously! The batter is super thick because it has a pudding mix in it so it makes the cake nice a dense!
Is your mouth watering yet?!
Now comes the tricky part of slicing the cake in half horizontally!
I used a trick I learned from my mom when she would cut our birthday cakes when we were little. Dental Floss! I put toothpicks at the same height all around the cake, then laid the floss on top of the toothpicks as I wrapped it around. Then pull each end across the other gently and tightly and the floss cuts through the cake! It’s quick and pretty easy and doesn’t leave a big crumby mess everywhere!
Now time for the good stuff!
The middle filling is made with marshmallow cream, powdered sugar and whipping cream. You can’t go wrong there!
Now just put the top of the cake back on and
drizzle pour on the chocolate ganache!
It really is sad that I didn’t get to taste this! It’s probably for the better though! I hope that it was enjoyed by the family that “bought” it!
If you want to give it a shot yourself you can find the recipe here! Let me know how it turns out!