Stories of it rivalling the popularity of cupcakes cut straight to my heart but when a courier from Cakes by JudyC arrived at my door bearing two - well what's a girl to do!
They look like giant biscuits (about 8cm diameter) with icing inside.
JudyC says they are a sweet treat somewhere between a cupcake and macaron and they've been an American favourite since 1920. This cake-like sandwich is actually an Amish tradition. They may have a strange sense of fashion but they obviously know how to bake, and bake well!
So I've been nibbling on this choc chip whoopie pie for the last 10 minutes. It's a very buttery biscuit with a mother load of rich creaming filling inside. It is truly delicious but definitely more than a mouthful. And certainly not diet material.
JudyC is making whoopie pies for their Ashgrove display cabinet daily with alternating flavours and varieties. Next in my box is a peanut butter woopie pie. They are priced at $4 each.
Cakes by JudyC, Shop 1/227 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove. p3366 9111