Halloween is upon us! Even though it has been many years since I last went trick-or-treating I still enjoy getting into the holiday spirit. Putting up decorations, watching classic scary movies, and enjoying some treats.
So to help celebrate the holiday I whipped up a batch of delicious chocolate whoopie pies with an orange tinted butter cream frosting. Simple, sweet, and festive. Two soft cake like chocolate cookies sandwiched together with a festive and creamy orange butter cream center.
- 1 2/3 cups of flour
- 2/3 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
- 1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of whole milk
I baked the cookies for 10 minutes and the centers were set. I let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
While the cookies were cooling I started on the frosting.
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- orange gel food coloring
Then I added 3 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar one cup at a time until well combined and smooth, I made sure to stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl.
I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mixed until incorporated.
Then I added 1 drop of gel food coloring and mixed until well combined. I scraped down the bowl. and repeated this process of adding food coloring until I achieved the desired shade.
To assemble, I took the flat side of one cookie and I piped the butter cream leaving some space along the outer edge. Then I placed the second cookie, flat side down onto the butter cream and very gently pressed the cookie.