Coconut Whoopie Pies

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Learn how to make a coconut version of this popular gooey treat. This recipe will make about 20 coconut whoopie pies.

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Step 1: Make the Cake

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4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 teas salt
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teas coconut extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and coconut).
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil, and coconut extract. Pour liquids into dry ingredients and beat until combined.

Using a cookie scoop, drop 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 7-9 minutes or until cakes spring back when touched. (My cookie scoop is about 1-1/4 oz or about the same as a rounded tablespoon.) Remove with a spatula and cool on racks.

Step 2: Make the Filling

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This filling has a fluffy texture and has both the body and stickiness to hold the cake sandwiches together. This is coaxed into life while cooking in a double boiler.
If you don't have a double boiler, you can substitute a sturdy pan and metal bowl (see pic.)

Filling Ingredients:
1 egg white
2/3 c sugar
1/4 c light corn syrup
3 Tbsp water
1/8 teas cream of tartar
1/8 teas salt
1 teas coconut extract

To prepare icing, combine egg white, sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar, and salt in a double boiler over boiling water. Beat with mixer until mixture is firm and forms peaks. Remove from heat and fold in coconut extract. Allow to cool before using.

Step 3: Plop, Squash, and Roll

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Plop: Place 1-2 Tbsp filling on the flat side of half of the cakes.

Squash: Top with plain cakes and push together to spread filling.

Roll edges in flaked coconut.
afigueroa63 years ago
i failed making this because 4 cups of flour was too much. the batter came out like a dough. i tried it again using 2 cups of flour and it came out ok. didnt really love this recipe. it could have been better.
kleredrager4 years ago
I failed at making this because im dutch and in holland we dont use the words cup and teas, so i kinda screwed it up. but still it tasted very nice. Thanks for the recepy!
Xromos6 years ago
Thanks! This is great. I'm a coconut lover and I've been looking for a treat like this. I will try to make some tonight.
Xromos Xromos6 years ago
I made a mistake the filling came out as an very sugary hard "icing". Any ideas?
starshipminivan (author)  Xromos6 years ago
I suspect you made something a bit like royal icing so I but I don't know where it went wrong. You can try a different filling. How about trying a modified marshmallow fluff filling. Beat together 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff, 1 teas coconut extract
Awesome. I will try it today since I have to go to the store anyways. Thanks :D
gonna make today will send pic on how it looks when done using lemon extract instead dont got coconut hope it comes out good XD
mg0930mg6 years ago
Sounds really good! I will do this at some point. =D