There seemed to be a bit of a craze in recent years for cupcakes, but the new sweet treat on the horizon to take its place might just be the Whoopie Pie. Whoopies are not largely known in the UK at the moment being of Amish American origin. The name is said to come from the Amish children's surprise in finding one in their school lunchbox.
A Whoopie is not actually a pie but something close to a cupcake. The ingredients are similar in that they use a general base of sugar, butter, eggs, flour and buttermilk, but the batter is cooked on a open baking tray as opposed to a muffin tin to give a flatter shape. When cooked a filling is then layered in between two parts and optionally on the top too.
With a good 50+ Whoopie recipes in this book there's more than enough to enjoy a different one every week this year. Why not try Rhubarb & Custard Whoopies or the original Chocolate Whoppie with Fluffy Marshmallow Filling.