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Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies Recipe

Ingredients

For the Cakes

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 11 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • zest of 1 lemon

For the Filling

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • juice of 1 lemon about 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1 8 ounce block of cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Butter or spray a whoopie pie pan and set aside
  3. Beat sugar and butter together until creamy
  4. Add baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and almond extract
  5. Add eggs one at a time
  6. Add 1/3 of the flour, then 1/2 of the milk, another 1/3 of the flour, then the rest of the milk and finish with the last 1/3 of the flour
  7. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each of the whoopie pie pan cups
  8. Bake 7-9 minutes or until golden and springy to touch
  9. Cool in pans for about 5 minutes then remove and cool completely on wire rack

For the Filling

  1. Combine blueberries and lemon juice in a high speed blender or food processor and puree until as smooth as possible
  2. Combine cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium until creamy
  3. Beat in vanilla extract
  4. Beat in blueberry mixture
  5. Beat in powdered sugar one cup at a time until combined and smooth

For the Assembly

  1. Add about 1 tablespoon of the filling to the flat side of one cake and top with a second cake, repeat until all the cakes are all cakes are used
  2. Arrange on a platter and refrigerate about 1 hour so the filling sets up