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.
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.