Whoopie Pie Cupcakes & the BBCC

A few days ago, I decided that I'm going to do something similar to what happens in the movie Julie and Julia.  If you haven't seen it, it's about a woman who goes through a Julia Child cookbook and makes all the recipies while blogging about it.  I think she tries to do it all in a year, but I haven't seen the movie recently so I'm not sure if that's right.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I bought The Big Book of Cupcakes and I've decided that I'm going to make all of them.  I'm not going to try to do in all in a year or anything like that.  But I think it will teach me a lot about baking and, hopefully, make me better.  I'm going to call it The Big Book of Cupcakes Challenge!  Or just BBCC.

So.  Yesterday I made Whoopie Pie cupcakes, which are the first cupcakes in the book.  I probably won't go in order, (because the next cupcakes in the book are dried cherry and pistachio cupcakes and that doesn't sound appetizing to me at all) but I just really wanted to make these.

I like this book because it tells you how to make all the cupcakes from scratch and how to make them from a box mix.  Since my mom likes to buy four cakes mixes at a time when they're on sale, this helps me out a lot. :)  It also tells you how many calories are in each cupcake!  There are 210 calories in one Whoopie Pie (which is a lot more than I thought there'd be, but that's okay).

These cupcakes are so easy to make! 

Bake regular chocolate cupcakes and cut them in half
Filling: mix a cup of whipped white frosting (from the store) and 3/4 cup of marshmallow creme. 
I doubled it to make sure I had enough, but I had some left over.

For football season, I'm definitely going to make these with red velvet cake instead.


  1. Oh my goodness! These are fantastic!

  2. Oh I wish I could eat one, i'm gaining weight just looking at these lovely creations!

  3. I was lucky enough to be in Tuscaloosa yesterday and visited the Collegiate Baker's kitchen to sample one of these and they are great.

    The filling was very smooth and scrumptious and the cupcake is typically great like all of Beth's creations.

    Nice photography.

  4. Adorable cupcakes!

    Now I have to go stalking your blog because I'm making a cake for Matt's birthday and I need some decorating ideas! I'll post a photo of it!

  5. Thanks, everyone!
    Aunt Amy, I'd love to see a picture of it! :)