Nostalgic Whoopie Pies.

There are some things that just scream childhood nostalgia and to me a Whoopie Pie is one of those things. Not because I grew up eating them, truth is I didn't try my first one until I was a full fledged adult.

Maybe it's the name, or perhaps the fluffy white frosting, but these fun desserts are just as much fun to make as they are to eat.

cocoa baking powder / heirloomed
whoopie pie recipe ingredients / heirloomed
dark brown sugar and black white gingham shirt / heirloomed

A few tips as I share the recipe below, I think they would be great with a dark cocoa powder, both for a beautiful dark color on the pies and also to cut down on the sweetness a bit. I also used a dark brown sugar for a richer flavor, but you can always use light brown sugar as well.

I honestly could not get enough of this pretty brown batter, as I'm always used to ad light, white batter in most of my recipes.

white lily flour Hershey cocoa powder ingredients / heirloomed
whoopie pie batter bowl / heirloomed
baking sheet of whoopie pies to bake / heirloomed

Whoopie Pies

Yield: 10
Author:
These whoopie pies are a blast to make and to eat. Their smooth, creamy filling and fluffy chocolatey pies are too good to resist.

ingredients:

For the Pies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
For the Filling
  • 2 cups of marshmallow fluff
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

instructions:

How to cook Whoopie Pies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In your stand mixer, combine sugar, shortening and egg and cream together with paddle attachment. Slowly add dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt - ensuring they are well mixed. Slowly add in milk and vanilla extract until the batter is well mixed.
  3. Onto greased baking pan add spoonfuls of batter to make each pie ensuring they are as level as possible for even baking and that you give enough space between each as they will spread slighting in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove pies from oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire baking rack.
  5. While pies are cooling, prepare filling by combining marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar and shortening in your stand mixer with whisk attachment. Add vanilla extract and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Assemble by taking one pie and spreading on a generous amount of filling. Take a second pie and press together to make a sandwich, continuing until all your pies are assembled. Enjoy!
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pan of baked whoopie pie / heirloomed
marshmallow fluff for whoopie pie filling recipe / heirloomed
frosting a whoopie pie / heirloomed
black and white gingham shirt frosting whoopie pies / heirloomed

The pretty texture of the marshmallow fluff was so fun and reminds me of my Grandmother. She always had a jug of it in her pantry for some reason, fudge perhaps? Her pantry was always stocked full of baking goods, able to make any and every recipe at a moments notice without going to the store. My Mom's pantry, and mine, is the same today.

frosting a batch of whoopie pies / heirloomed
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delicious whoopie pie recipe / heirloomed
enamelware tray of whoopie pies and oatmeal linen tea towel / heirloomed
whoopie pies and milk / heirloomed

I just love the color of our oatmeal linens next to these pretty Whoopie Pies. I think this was one of my unexpected favorite recipes. Love to know if you have a love for these special treats or if you gave this recipe a try for yourself! #HEIRLOOMED

Also - thanks to my friends at Falcon Enamelware for sharing this pretty Pigeon grey tray with me, the perfect size for serving and eating. 



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A Classic Carrot Cake.

Anytime we can get away with “eating our vegetables” and having a dessert at the same time is a win/win for any mom, right?

Classic Carrot Cake ingredients / heirloomed

Because we are all stocked up on fresh carrots for the Easter Bunny this time of year, I thought it would be fun to share this Easter dessert staple that is sure to become a tradition on your Sunday table if it isn’t already. 

Made from scratch carrot cake / heirloomed
Shredding fresh carrots for carrot cake / heirloomed
Shredded carrots / Classic Carrot Cake / heirloomed

CLASSIC CARROT CAKE

3/4 cups coconut oil, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

4 eggs, whole

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

2  1/2 cups freshly grated carrots

1  1/4 cup chopped pecans (1/4 cup reserved for topping)

1/2 cup plump raisins

 

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Click here for the full recipe for our basic Cream Cheese Frosting


RECIPE :

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour two (2) 9" cake pans and set aside. Wash and shred 2 1/2 cups of carrots with a hand grater or shred using a food processor. Next, roughly chop pecans. Set each aside. 

Using a stand mixer, combine coconut oil, granulated and brown sugar together until well mixed. Beat in eggs and add vanilla until smooth. Slowly begin adding dry ingredients to your mixing bowl on medium speed adding flour 1/2 cup at a time. Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg + salt to your mixer and combine.  

Fold your freshly grated carrots, pecans and raisins into your cake mixture by hand until mixed thoroughly. Pour cake batter evenly into your floured cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of your cakes comes out clean. Allow your cakes to cool completely before attempting to remove them from the pan or begin frosting them. 

When completely cool, remove cakes from pans and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with remaining pecans and enjoy!

Classic Carrot Cake components / heirloomed
cream cheese frosting and classic carrot cake recipe / heirloomed
hand carved wooden spreader by polders old world market / heirloomed
chopped pecans to top classic carrot cake / heirloomed
chopped pecan topping classic carrot cake recipe / heirloomed

I love a little variation on the classic carrot cake by adding in a variety of other dried fruits. Aside from the traditional raisins, adding tiny pieces of dried apricots or golden raisins, which are both yummy but also beautiful, even if just for garnish. You can also play with the level of spice in your recipe by adding a few shakes of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and the likes for a slightly different take on the treat. 

Classic Carrot Cake recipe / heirloomed

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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com