Let's Make Whoopie Pies
Gear up for game day with these adorable football-shaped whoopie pies using Reynolds KITCHENS® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid® to bake the pies and Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap to pipe the frosting.
- Serves: 16 persons
- Reynolds KITCHENS® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®
- 2cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1stick butter, softened
- 1cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1large egg
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 1cup buttermilk
- White crystal sugar
- ¾stick unsalted butter, softened
- 2cups powdered sugar
- 1(7.5 ounce) jar marshmallow cream (such as Marshmallow Fluff®)
- 2teaspoons vanilla
- Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap
Step 1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. In large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and beat to combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk in small batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Step 3Mix until smooth, occasionally scraping sides of bowl. With a tablespoon, spoon mounds of batter 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and form into football shapes. SmartGrid® lines represent 1 inch squares to help you with precise spacing.
Step 4Bake 15 minutes or until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.
Step 5In medium bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of filling. Spread a rounded tablespoon of filling on flat sides of half the cakes. Top with other cakes.
Step 6To decorate your whoopie pies to look like footballs, cut two pieces of Reynolds KITCHENS® Plastic Wrap about 15 inches wide and criss-cross them over each other to form a large X. In the center of the X, scoop all of your remaining filling and then gather the sides to push the filling down into a ball. Very carefully poke a small hole into the bottom of this ball so that you can pipe the football laces onto your whoopie pies. The thickness of your laces will depend on how big of a hole you poke into the plastic wrap.