Ever heard of a whoopie pie? They're a bit like a macaroon but with a more cake-like texture. Hugely popular Stateside, the name comes from when Amish women would put them in farmers' lunchboxes and they'd supposedly shout 'whoopie' if they found one in their box!. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line baking trays with parchment. Mix flour, cocoa, bicarb, sugar and a pinch of salt. Whisk the egg, oil and buttermilk together, then mix into dry ingredients with 75ml boiling water.. Fall in love with this easy recipe for whoopie pies. Two light discs of chocolate sponge sandwich a fluffy vanilla buttercream filling. Perfect for cake sales, packed lunch treats or making friends at the office!. L.D. 71, officially known as "An Act to Designate the Whoopie Pie as the State Dessert", read "The whoopie pie, a baked good made of two chocolate cakes with a creamy frosting between them, is the official state dessert".. Spread cream on half of the whoopie pies. Sandwich the other half of the pies on top, pressing gently. Sandwich the other half of the pies on top, pressing gently. 4 For the decoration, mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice and raspberry syrup into a thick icing.. I’m OK with the red dye (I so rarely eat anything that contains it) but it is an issue for some – makes sense to me to have golden velvet pie. I won’t be dropping into that shop to buy any (a bit of a swim), but I’m hungry for some whoopie pies now, and have a convenient local source that may get a visit!.