Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strawberry Cream Cheese Whoopies

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One of the grocery stores I frequent is Fox & Obel because it's so close and within walking distance. It's a great place for me to grab some specialty gourmet food items as well as indulge in their wonderful bakery section. A favorite of mine are their "Fat Boys." These "Fat Boys" are essentially what many call "Whoopie Pies" - two round domes of cake that are sandwiched together with frosting. For a picnic I'm hosting today with friends, I took the idea of Fox & Obel's "Fat Boys" and made mini whoopie pies to share. To make it easy for myself with the other things I made for the picnic, I used a box cake mix and a tub of frosting. Perhaps when I have more time, I'll make these from scratch and experiment with other cake and frosting flavor combinations. But for today, strawberry cake mix and cream cheese frosting were coming together to make whoopie...

Strawberry Cream Cheese Whoopies
inspired by whoopie pies & Fox & Obel's "Fat Boys"

1 box strawberry cake mix + ingredients called for on the box:
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3 eggs
1 tub of cream cheese frosting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the boxed cake mix as directed on the package with the ingredients called for.

Pour the cake batter in 2 standard muffin pans - the batter should yield 24 cupcakes.

Bake as directed on the package and allow them to cool.

Once cooled, cut off only the tops of the cupcakes and set aside. Place the bottoms of the cupcakes in a bowl for later (to either eat or perhaps make cake truffles with!)

Using only the cupcake tops, spread a tablespoon or so on the cut side of one muffin top. Place another muffin top, cut side down on top of the frosting to create a muffin top sandwich. Repeat with all other muffin tops... and there you have your whoopies!

8 comments:

Molly Jean said...

What a great idea! I love simple, yet adorable, desserts.

Woman with a Whisk said...

Great idea to make these in muffin pans. They would be much more uniform in size that way!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I love Fox and Obel! You are so lucky to be able to walk to it.

I have to make a special trip if I go there.

Man your "pies" look great!

Nicole said...

those are SO cute! What a great idea!!!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a treat! These look delicious. Have fun on your picnic.

Mrs D said...

I love whoopie pies - very cute!

BMK said...

This looks like a fun summer treat! I love the strawberry variation.

Lisa said...

Do you think you could make these using fresh strawberries somehow? I have a whole bunch of fresh strawberries that I threw in the freezer and would love to use and I like the idea of these whoopie pies.

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