So apparently I have a fan following for Whoopie Pies, and although I am typically too lazy to get up and get a recipe and share it online...for you all I will.
This recipe I read in The Costco Connection and its from a lady called Ann Byrn who wrote a book called The Cake Mix Doctor. For those of you who really know me, you know I am a huge box mix fan and haven't ever really enjoyed store bought cakes or "fake cakes" as I used to call them. Don't ask me why...
1 package plain chocolate cake mix
1 stick of butter melted
1 large egg
2 cups powder sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 large pasteurized egg white (for the uncooked filling she also mentions you could use ice cream)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mix cake mix, butter and egg in a large mixing bowl on low speed until they come together in a stiff mass. 1-2 minutes. Then form the dough into 1 inch balls with your hands and place balls on a baking sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake the cakes until they are still a little soft 10-12 minutes. I did 12 I think and of course it depends on your oven, but next time I would stick with 10. Let the cakes cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely for 30 more min.
In another bowl mix the sugar, shortening, egg white (it should say on the carton how many tablespoons=1 egg white) and vanilla on low speed for about a minute until combined. Then its pretty simple just put as much yummy filling as you want (she says about a teaspoon) on one side of a cake then top it flat side down with another cake to make a sandwich. It should make about 18 I think I had about that.
I still haven't found out if they like them at daycare, but the couple bites I had were yummy just needed to be a bit softer...maybe I will have to experiment with some ingredients in order to get them softer.