Meet the new cupcake - whoopie pies. These delicious little treats are baking's latest trend.
Dark chocolate with salted caramel.
Raspberry and nectarine with vanilla bean.
Red velvet with buttercream
Welcome to the irresistible world of the whoopie pie.
Whoopie pies are two discs of sponge cake sandwiching a thick buttercream filling. Like cupcakes, they come from America, where they were originally baked by the Amish community. These melt-in-the-mouth treats are a suprise hit in Britain, where they are outselling cupcakes, donuts and macaroons.
With over 60 mouthwatering recipes this is a Whoopie-baker’s bible. It has treats for every occasion including seasonal flavours like Easter rhubarb with vanilla custard, indulgent treats like pumpkin with cream cheese, and cute party snacks like mocha-orange with espresso whipped cream. There are even alternative cake-cookie recipes such as oreo cookies and easy macaroons.
Find out what all the fuss is about with The Whoopie Pie Book
Claire Ptak is a California pastry chef who moved to London in 2005 after working at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. She owns Violet, a baking company in East London which supplies her popular Broadway Market stall and is best known for its American-style cupcakes with buttercream frostings that change with the seasons. Violet now is also a café and cake shop where whoopie pies have become a much-loved fixture. www.violetcakes.com
Move aside cupcakes, whoopie pies are all the rage now,The cupcake is dead. Long live the whoopie!,Like a huge soft Oreo cookie ... The perfect complement for a morning coffee,Chic and sweet, the whoopie pie has landed. Cupcakes are so last season