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Whoopie Pies

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Well, hello there!

What’s better than a Lillabee Chocolate Cake? A Lillabee Whoopie Pie, made from a Lillabee Finest Chocolate Cake Mix, of course!!

These little beauties are such an icon and so mouth wateringly delicious. I mean, how can you not love a chocolaty treat that has whoopie in it’s name! Whoopie!

Great for a birthday treat, a family gathering, or an any-day-of-the-week indulgence!

Go ahead and preheat your oven. You’re gonna love these!

 

 

 

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  • One box of Lillabee Finest Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of milk (cow, rice, almond, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 large egg

Preheat oven 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine vanilla, milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside. Heat water and keep hot. In the bowl of your standing mixer with the flat mixing attachment (I love this Flex Edge atachment for my  Kitchen Aid mixer) cream butter or margarine, then add in milk mixture and Lillabee Finest Chocolate Cake mix and blend until combined. Add in hot water and mix until fully incorporated. Add in egg.

Now, this step is optional, but it will definitely yeild a nicer looking whoopie pie: Let batter rest for 20-30 min. If you choose to bake right away, your whoopies will still be oh so tasty, but slightly pitted on the top. For a smooth surface the batter must rest.

After batter has rested, use a 4 oz ice cream scoop (this is the one I use) to place dollops of batter 2″ apart on baking sheet. If you do not have an icecream scoop, use a spoon to portion 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350° F for 14-16 min or on convection for 7-9 min. Let cool on baking sheet completely before assembling.

For the filling, I used our vanilla bean frosting from our cookies ‘n cream cupcakes.

Click here –> Vanilla Bean Frosting: Allergy Friendly

To assemble, place one whoopie cake dome side down, pipe frosting on top with pastry bag or scoop with a large spoon, then top with another whoopie cake dome side up. Top with a dash of powdered sugar and serve.

And that’s all, folks… Whoopie!!

Happy baking from the Lillabee Hive!

Simply Sensational Snickerdoodles

simply sensational snickerdoodles 3 w logoSo simple and simply sensational, these snickerdoodles will win the hearts and taste buds of any cinnamon lover out there. These heart warming treats are just like Grandma used to make… but now allergy friendly.

  • 1 box of Ultimate Cookie Mix (available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets)
  • 1/2 cup butter (or non-dairy alternative)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg 
  • 3 Tb additional sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 baking sheets
  • parchment paper

Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 375. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Simply mix together 3 Tb additional sugar and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon on a small plate and set aside. Next, follow the directions for sugar cookies on the back of a box of Lillabee Ultimate Cookie Mix. Once dough is mixed, scoop 1 Tb of dough and roll into balls. Drop the dough balls into cinnamon sugar mix and roll around until completely coated, then place 2″ apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Use fingertips to lightly press down center of each dough ball.

Bake one sheet at a time 9-11 min, until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheet until cookies are firm, approximately 3-5 min. Transfer to wire cooking rack to cool completely.

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Photos: Julia Vandenoever Photographer

Muffins Are Here

We’ve launched muffins. Yum yum! Come down to the Farmer’s market and pick up a mix along with your favorite fruits of the season. See you there!