He may only be 3-years-old, but the munchkin is a big Bobby Flay fan.
It started a few months ago when my son woke up at 9PM clamoring for a snack. It had been a long day and my husband and I were just settling down for some much needed relaxation. So we compromised. The munchkin came downstairs for a nighttime snack and we all watched an episode of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on Amazon Prime. To our surprise, the munchkin loved the show. I don’t know whether it was the competitive aspect or all the yummy food or the fact that he already enjoys working in the kitchen, but by the end of the episode he was all: “Bobby Flay is so cool.”
And that’s where these whoopie pies come in. Since that first episode of “Throwdown” we’ve watched several more together and there is episode that the munchkin always talks about: the whoopie pie episode. There was pumpkin, there was cake, there were cream filled cakes! What’s not to love? And every day since he saw that episode the munchkin has been all: “Can we make whoopie pies like Bobby?”
Well yesterday we finally did it and the munchkin is STILL on cloud nine. I don’t blame him. These pumpkin whoopie pies were easy to make with lots of tasks for little hands, like mixing the batter, measuring confectioners sugar and spreading the frosting on the cakes while sneaking tastes of said frosting. The end result was two layers of fluffy, Autumn spiced pumpkin cake surrounding a creamy vanilla filling. Total deliciousness. The munchkin actually did a happy dance when I told him he could have one of the whoopie pies with a glass of milk.
The recipe we used is from Epicurious.com and since we didn’t modify anything other than omitting the candied pecans, I’m going to link to the recipe instead of posting it here. If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dessert to add to your table this year these pies should be a contender!