Monday, March 5, 2012

Chocolate Stout & Baileys Buttercream Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies: portable cake-like snack dessert beloved all over New England (and spreading like wildfire across the US thanks to food bloggers and dessert mavens).

Chocolate stout whoopie pies made with Young's Double Chocolate Stout and filled with a Baileys buttercream: so damn good I want to shove five in my face right now heaven on a plate.

Whether you make these for St. Patrick's Day or just because they are awesome, you won't be disappointed.
Chocolate Stout & Bailey's Buttercream Whoopie Pies ~ makes 14-16 whoopie pies
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Young's Double Chocolate Stout or similar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 oz dark chocolate, chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

Baileys Buttercream
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1.5 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons Baileys (I used the caramel flavored Baileys because it is made of awesome) or similar

Preheat oven to 325º F. Butter and flour whoopie pie pan and set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat combine chopped chocolate, butter, stout, vanilla, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine. In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.

When chocolate has melted remove from heat and quickly whisk in whole egg and yolk. Whisk chocolate batter into dry ingredients and combine.

Fill whoopie pie pan halfway and bake for 10 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Turn out onto cooling rack and let cool completely before filling.

To make the filling cream butter and Baileys together. Add sifted confectioners sugar a half cup at a time. Fill piping bag and fill whoopie pies or simply spread on whoopie pies with a butter knife.


Enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I think I've only had one whoopie pie in my life, must remedy this!

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    1. I had to eat these two at a time. It was uh... in the directions... yeah. :)

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  2. Sounds like a perfect adult dessert. Nice job. good photo.
    Bunny

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  3. Yum! What a delicious combination of flavors - will I only be able to stop at just one pie? :) Have a great day!

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  4. Wow! These are gorgeous. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. Ok, I came to your site to check out your #greenslove recipe...but seriously, WHO could pass up Bailey's Whoopie Pies? What a brilliant idea. Thanks for early post so I have time to make before St. Pats!

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  6. I am absolutely drooling. I love any food or dessert made with alcohol, especially beer or liqueur. Best of both worlds!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like them!

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  7. Oooh looks delicious! Would the whoopie pie recipe work equally well as a cupcake? If not, any suggestions on how to modify it?

    Thanks!

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    1. I'm not sure if it has quite enough lift for a cupcake - I'll have to try it. You could definitely make your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and use the Baileys buttercream. I'll work on a beer cupcake...

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  8. These whoopie pies are gorgeous - look beautiful and I bet taste divine!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Brown Butter Mixed M&M Chewy Cookies

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  9. Your whoopies look gorgeous Jess! The filling sounds heavenly.

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  10. They looks delicious...I would like one just now with my cup of cofee!! great recipe :)

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  11. Oh, how very yummy! We love whoopie pies and these look top notch!

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  12. Okay! Wow. Never had a whoopie pie in my life, but this looks amazing! I adore Bailey's :)

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  13. I love whoopies, I'll be trying something similar to these soon, yumm!!

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  14. Junk food and alcohol... this is a perfect for how my day is going! :-)

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  15. These sound so good! I love that they have stout and bailey's, I have never seen that combo. Delicious :)!

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  16. YUM! These look amazing, I can't imagine how delicious they taste! I think a little alcohol in desserts never hurt anybody :) Especially for St. Patrick's Day! Lovely dessert, I would eat them all in a heart beat if I could! Have a lovely day!

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  17. I need to bake with stout and baileys. SERIOUSLY! These look so good! I've never had a whoopie pie in my life. Just saying that makes me giggle. They look delish!

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    1. Thanks Lyn! I try to keep a few nips of Baileys in the cabinet for baking. One little bottle is the perfect amount for flavor.

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  18. These look incredible! I would eat all of them!

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  19. Oh I love this... I make so few desserts but this is one to add to my to do list

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    1. Thanks Mike - let me know if you end up making them!

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  20. I am a little sad that it is Sunday and the liquor stores are closed. This looks like a yummy way to celebrate St. Patty's Day!

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    1. I always keep a few (2 or 3) of the little nips bottles of Baileys around. One nip is the perfect amount for baking.

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  21. I need these in my life like right now. I know what I'm making tomorrow!

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  22. wow do these sound amazing! yum!

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  23. Yummy!! I'm new to Whoopie Pies, just bought Mowie Kay's book and was planning to bake a classic red velvet. Might try this too!

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    1. Let me know what you think of the book - I'm not familiar with it but Thom (the husband) and I are looking for new ideas.

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  24. These are amazing. That buttercream sounds so dreamy!

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  25. You mentioned vanilla in the recipe instructions but not the ingredients list. How much did you use, 1/2 teaspoon?

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    1. A teaspoon! Excellent catch - thank you for letting me know. I shall edit the recipe.

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  26. My question is, how do you ONLY want to shove FIVE in your mouth?! I'd want to shove at least a dozen!

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    1. Ha! I know, right? Well, the Baileys flavor is pretty pronounced even though it's just a bit in the recipe which kept me in check... more or less!

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  27. Wow, there's not one thing in this recipe that I don't love! Yum.

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    1. Thanks Anita! They were definitely easy to make... harder to keep on the plate. ;)

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  28. This looks and sounds absolutely amazing. And cute little bottle.

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