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Whoopie Pies

A confection of two small and flat chocolate cakes with cream frosting in the middle.

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A Quick Tip by drifter51

  • Mar 26, 2011
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Today they made the world's largest whoopie pie (1000 lb) at the South Portland Mall in Maine. Meanwhile, there is a bill in the Maine legislature that would make whoopie pies the "official treat of Maine".
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March 26, 2011
Why couldn't we have our state dessert be something... sophisticated and actually nutritious?
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review by . April 19, 2010
When I was growing up in the 1960's that was the slogan for a yummy snack known as Lucky Cakes.  This marvelous confection was made by the Tip Top Baking Co. and widely distributed here in the Northeast.  Well Tip Top and Lucky Cakes are long gone but the slogan aptly describes a treat known around these parts as Whoopie Pies.  Extremely popular in the state of Maine and in some sections of Massachusetts Whoopie Pies are a sinfully decadent snack cake just chock …
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A whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo) is a baked good made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, sometimes pumpkin  cake, with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them.

While considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish  tradition, they are increasingly sold throughout the United States. According to food historians, Amish women would bake these (known as hucklebucks at the time) and put them in farmers' lunchboxes. When farmers would find these treats in their lunch, they would shout "Whoopie!"

Several variations of whoopie pie cakes have been popular at the Ontelaunee Energy Center during their spring turbine maintenance outages, contributing to employee morale so much that they have been heard loudly proclaiming "Whoopie"!

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