Friday, February 13, 2009

Makin' Whoopie (Pies)

Since my boyfriend is not a fan of sweets (except for very un-vegan gelatin-laced gummi bears ... ick!), I opted to make Valentine's Day treats a little early to share with my co-workers. After pouring through dessert sections in several cookbooks, I settled on Kittee's Whoopie Pies from Papa Tofu:

Look, I know they're not that pretty. There's frosting spilling over the sides, and the cookies didn't get quite as a mounded and cake-like as they were supposed to. But trust me when I say they tasted better than they looked.

Since Kittee's recipe calls for a peanut butter filling (which sounds delish, but not very Valentine's-y), I used the strawberry variation from another whoopie pie recipe in the VegNews Magazine. It called for fresh strawberries (which I had frozen from last spring), soy marg, powdered sugar, and soymilk.

Unfortunately, I learned that margarine separates more than shortening in a frosting. So you could see a little separation in the pink filling. It tasted good, but not quite as pretty and fluffy as it would have gotten with shortening. I doubt I'll ever use margarine in a frosting again.

All that being said, these were tasty, and thanks to all the powdered sugar in the filling, super-duper sweet. Hope ya'll have a Happy V-Day!

26 comments:

twoveganboys said...

These look delicious. And there is nothing wrong with icing falling out onto the side. It just makes it fingerlickin' good. Like all food in the South should be. Happy Valentine's Day.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Your boyfriend is crazy! Those look amazing! Lucky coworkers!!!

jessy said...

i think they look pretty & awesome, Bianca! :) i love the pink color & how oh-so delicious look'n everything is! mmmmmmmmm! i've never had a whoopie pie - and now i think i'm gonna have to change all that! aren't kittee's recipes super yummers?! i just love 'em, too!

hope you have a great valentine's day & a glorious weekend!

VeggieGirl said...

WHOOPIE PIES!!! Love them :-)

shelby said...

Those look BEAUTIFUL to me!!!

Lauren said...

your whoopie pies look great! the vibrant pink is so cute, perfect for valentines day!
thats crazy and unfortunate your boyfriend doesnt like sweets..haha they look too good to pass up! ;)

poopiebitch said...

Yum! I am so excited for our dessert potluck, I can't stand it! Maybe I'll try making whoopie pies, too.

I have never tried the smlove pie, but it always looks soooo good I really want to try it... so I think it's a really good idea for you to make it :)

I might make a king cake seeing as our potluck is only three days before Mardi Gras!

shellyfish said...

Happy V-day sweetie! Those pies look outstanding, and if it's a Kittee recipe, you know it's a winner!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Hey, a little mess never hurt anyone, and besides, I think those look mighty tasty. I love that you used strawberry filling instead of peanut butter, yummy!

Gina said...

Those look yummy!!! Can I have ONE??

I love the pink, and I don't know what you're talking about, they look pretty to me :)

Megan said...

um, not that pretty?! they look pretty DELICIOUS to me :)

happy valentine's day girly <3

Melody Polakow said...

Happy Vday to you too! I think they look great.

Mike K said...

Those look pretty good - can't say I'm familiar with whoopie pies, but Papa Tofu is something I've been meaning to pick up. The black eyed pea burgers look great too!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

They look perfectly delicious! I've been thinking of getting that zine.

HayMarket8 said...

These look really good!

Macie said...

Yum! I think they look great.

BTW, I'm so happy to have found another awesome vegan in the South. It's hard down here, but your blog has inspired me to try to convert some of my mom's good ole fashion country recipes into cruelty free versions!

thecleanveggie said...

*drools a little*
wow those look amazing!

jrsimon56 said...

These look lovely. Happy Valentine's!

Vegan On Stage said...

oh wow wee wow!!! those look yummy!!!!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

So pretty! Perfect colors for V-Day.

Cyn said...

Those are so adorable and delicious looking! I love the pink.

aTxVegn said...

These are beautiful! Perfect for V-Day!

Shenandoah Vegan said...

I think they look perfect. I dont like them when they're too fat.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wishing I was one of your coworkers...

I hate it when the margarine separates. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. What a pain!

River said...

The frosting spilling over the sides is the very best part! Your boyfriend doesn't know what he was missing!

clottedsleepingbags said...

Fermentation is the greatest! Healthy, with that kick...this all looks delicious. Thanks for the post.