BakeLoveMom Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:20pm
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Hello, I have some homemade cake recipes and some altered cake mix recipes and I am trying to make whoopie pies. The first batch turned out flat, I had my oven at 325. I did some research and saw a recipe of 400 degrees. I am waiting for the temp to increase to put in my next batch. But my question is, will this solve my problem? How do I get poofy whoopies? I don't want to put them into a pan and have the sides brown, I want the traditional look. Can anyone offer any tips? Thanks so much.

Sarah

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ibmoser Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 5:03pm
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The consistency of your batter is most likely the problem. Most whoopie pie batters are very stiff. I tried an altered cake mix once, and the results were horrible, so I have only been experimenting with scratch recipes. Looser batters need a little support - like Wilton or Williams-Sonoma whoopie pie pans, but a thick batter will hold shape and puff up nicely. As a matter of fact, I have to spread mine out a bit so they won't be too tall. I bake mine at 325°. I have read on a couple of threads here that starting cupcakes at 350 or 375 and then turning them down to 325 after a short time will help make the cupcakes dome up, but I have never tried that.

BakeLoveMom Posted 29 Jul 2011 , 1:28pm
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Thanks so much, I think you are right. Our batter was way too thinned. We ended up turning them into cupcakes and will try whoopies again soon. I appreciate your help. Thanks again!!!

linedancer Posted 29 Jul 2011 , 3:05pm
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I made some whoopie pies for Halloween last year, using chocolate cookies and pumpkin filling:

http://www.marthastewart.com/354430/mini-pumpkin-whoopie-pies?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/halloween-cookies-recipes#slide_8

but instead of using her cookie recipe, i used cake mix cookies:

http://busycooks.about.com/od/cookierecipes/r/cakemixcookies.htm

They turned out great. Since these were "minis", I used my smallest cookie scoop and that was a large enough serving with two cookies and the filling. HTH

BakeLoveMom Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 3:27am
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Great, thanks so much...I have a lot of orders due this week, but next weekend I will be sure to try them. Thanks again,Sarah

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