Casual Friday: Move Over Cupcake, It’s Time for Whoopie Pie

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If you're up on your current events, then you probably know about the recent bill proposed in the Maine state legislature: LD-71 "An Act to Designate the Whoopie Pie as the State Dessert”. Finally! A political issue we can all believe in. If you're unfamiliar with the Whoopie Pie, Wikipedia defines it as  "an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them."

Now you could venture out to your local bakery in search of Whoopie Pies, but if you're feeling ambitious, there are plenty of great recipes out there. The classic is chocolate cake with a vanilla center and this recipe from Gourmet looks pretty darn near-perfect. Baking skills not up to par? This one uses a mix and I bet you won't get any complaints.