I think this marks my first time posting a festive recipe several days before the actual holiday. Shocking, right? Unsurprisingly, this was kind of an experiment that I thought about doing awhile ago. I didn’t come up with the recipe, but did try a different execution of it.
Did you know that I made a wedding cake almost a year ago? It was this already huge chocolate stout cake recipe tripled and it was ridiculously delicious. If you’ve never had chocolate stout cake, I think you should change that very soon. It doesn’t taste beer-y, but has an even deeper chocolate flavor. And just so you know, even beer haters like it. :) By the way, all three winners of that Scharffen-Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest (remember?) incorporated stout into their cupcakes. That’s saying something.
Anyway, I think Deb basically halved that cake recipe (she’d made it into a bundt before), so I knew what I was getting myself into taste and texture-wise. I didn’t know if one could make whoopie pies simply by scooping cake batter without any alterations onto a cookie sheet, but luckily for me, it pretty much worked with this recipe!