Whoopie Pie!

New England has a taste treat called a Whoopie Pie. It started out as two oval chocolate cakes sort of like oversized cookies with a filling or icing in-between. Now the whoopie pie has evolved with a gourmet twist.

The ones shown in my photo are the basic whoopie pie found all over Maine and New Hampshire. I read on Wikipedia that Pittsburg, Pennsylvania claims they originated there, but that’s hard for me to accept. In my mind, they are a New England specialty and the Maine legislature even declared them the official state treat.

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Whoopie pies at the Shaker bakeshop in Alfred, Maine – Photo by Virginia Allain

Anyway, you see some amazing variations on flavors for the cake part and for the filling. I found a site called Wicked Whoopies which featured tasty looking maple flavored whoopies and even chocolate ones with a peanut butter flavored fluffy filling.

If you don’t mind drooling on your keyboard, check out the site for Wicked Whoopies and admire the pretty pictures and amazing flavors.



I'm a retired librarian...photographer, online content creator, genealogist, and writer. My passion is convincing people to preserve their family history and to write about their childhood memories.

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One comment on “Whoopie Pie!
  1. CrizGazr says:

    Growing up in NH, my mother’s whoopee pies are still a wonderful memory. No question in our minds was the name, just knowing Mom was baking them was cause for joy. Thanks for the memory. I made brownies yesterday for my husband and they fell short -they needed to be more cakey and round and filled with yummy clouds.

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