• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Move over cupcakes: You've had your time in the limelight but we've moved on. Sweets are far easier to eat when the frosting is between the two thin cake layers, not on top. It all comes down to proportions: whoopie pies exemplify the perfect ratio between cake and frosting. These pies, in particular, straddle the cake/cookie line. There's the slightest bit of crispness on the outside, which then gives way to impossibly tender cake and a perfectly balanced cream cheese filling. We bet you can't eat just one so you might as well make two batches (don't double the recipe).

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened (natural) cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
    • 2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
    • 1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring (2 tablespoons)
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 13
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 304 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 13 g 19.8%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 27.73%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 25 mg 8.21%
    • Sodium: 258 mg 10.73%
    • Calcium: 35 mg 3.54%
    • Potassium: 65 mg 1.86%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.1%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 46 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.07%
    • Sugar: 30 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 5.42%
    • Vitamin C 0.21%
    • Vitamin D 0.03%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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