February 10, 2009

Tuesday Treats.....

*UPDATE...These were delicious, would work well for all holidays :)
Okay, I found this recipe on this web-site and I think they look pretty yummy! We are going to our friends house for dinner on Valentines Day. I am bringing a couple of things, and dessert is one of them. This might be the "one"....

If anyone else has a favorite Valentine's Day recipe, please share :)

(Let's Make) Whoopie Pies

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
White crystal sugar
3/4 stick unsalted butter (6 tablespoons), softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marshmallow cream, such as Marshmallow Fluff
2 teaspoons vanilla
Red food coloring

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 large baking sheets. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. In large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and beat to combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk in small batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until smooth, occasionally scraping sides of bowl.
2. With a tablespoon, spoon mounds of batter 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Sprinkle half with crystal sugar. Bake 15 minutes or until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.
3. To make filling: In medium bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add a drop or two of food coloring, and mix to tint pink. Makes about 1-1/2 cups of filling.
4. Spread a rounded tablespoon of filling on flat sides of half the cakes. Top with other cakes.

1 comment:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have made these before...they will surely be a hit!! They are Nick's favorite....my sister's Mother In Law made them for Christmas and after watching Nick go back for seoonds and thirds, I had to forbid him from anymore...LOL!!

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day:)