I don’t know how I missed the whole whoopie pie thing. I had never heard of them until becoming a food blogger; they were supposed to be the “new cupcake.” I never had them as a kid, and certainly never made them. But I did love Little Debbie snack cakes.
Remember those? They were Hostess’s poor little cousin from the wrong side of town. If Mom was trying to save money, we got Little Debbie in our lunches instead of Ho-Ho’s or Ding Dongs. I confess right here that I loved those little oatmeal cookie sandwiches with the white “creme” inside. God only knows what was in them.
Did you eat whoopie pies? Do you have a favorite snack cake memory?
It’s a bit odd for me to be featuring these, I know, especially since they require some kind of granulated sugar. It’s all the community garden’s fault. We had another bake sale on St. Patrick’s Day, and I made chocolate cupcakes with mint green frosting, which were awesome. And I had frosting left over. And another bake sale coming up. So I decided to make these, using reader Kate’s gluten-free whoopie pie recipe that I renovated early on, which is now vegan. Enjoy!
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All of our recipes are gluten-free, sugar-free, and made with plant-based ingredients to help you build a healthy life. This is one of a small number of exceptions that features granulated sugar. Suitable for Meatless Monday! Look for midweek posts on meditation, service, and life lessons, helping you create inner balance.