So I have started baking again. I saw a recipe online for Whoopie pies. I have never eaten one in my life so I don't know how close to the real thing I created. I think they came out alright. Kind of like a cakey Oreo? The original recipe calls for shortening. I'm anti hydrogenated-crap... so I used butter and applesauce instead. Probably would have had a better texture if I used shortening, but I'll take my applesauce over the artery clogging white stuff.
Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 2/3 cup GF flour mix
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
12 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup applesauce
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon xanthan
Mix all liquid ingredients until blended. It helps to melt the butter first. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Once all the ingredients are together beat on high for about a minute remembering to scrape down the sides of the bowl and paddle. Place by the tablespoonful on a greases cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz Cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup butter softened
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
a few drops of red food coloring (not necessary but more fun)
Whip butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Whip in honey, vanilla and food coloring.
Frost 1/2 of the cooled "cookies" and place the other 1/2 on top to make sandwiches.
Additionally, You can add about 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the frosting to make it chocolate flavored.