On the same day that my mom and I were going to the casino I had a really hard time sleeping. Really, I didn't sleep at all. It might of been just because I was excited that my mom was visiting and I wanted to spend time with her, I'm not sure. Whatever my reason was, it doesn't matter, all that matters is, it caused me to do some baking. It was however my brothers graduation the same night so I had decided since I wasn't attending, yes I know, I'm a horrible sister, that I would make him something special. I decided to make strawberry whoopie pies, since this is something I don't think many people outside of bakers know about. I had never made them before, and I was so happy they actually turned out. They were absolutely delicious! I decided not to use a ganache or a cream cheese frosting to bind them together, I decided I wanted to use nutella. Let me tell you, these were amaziiiing. Oh my goodness, I almost didn't want to give them to him. They were so full of flavour, light, smoothe, just, perfect, I will definitely be making these again with different fruit combination's. Delightful!
For the batter:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mashed strawberries
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Nutella, as much as you want!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, stir together strawberries and sour cream.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until light and creamy. Add egg and beat until combined. Mix in vanilla. Alternately mix flour and banana mixture into the creamed butter, beginning and ending with flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Scoop the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4" round tip.
Pipe batter into 1 1/4" rounds onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Place into the oven and bake until the edges are a light golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and transfer sheet of parchment to a wire rack and allow the soft cakes to cool completely.
On the flat side of half the cakes, spoon about one tablespoon worth of the filling on top. Top with the unfilled halves to form a sandwich. Lightly dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.