4/3/10

morning glory whoopie pies w/ orange cream filling

I've always wanted to take my all time favorite muffin the morning glory and turn it into a whoopie pie. Finally, I've gotten around to it, and am starting to put a dent in my 'to create' or rather 'to test' recipe pile. The pile is huge and consuming my office--must get down in size!
Getting on to this little gem of a whoopie pie--it was AMAZING. Such great flavors and textures going on (I always say that don't I?). Well, you know by now I love lots of flavors and some textures going on in whatever I create. Originally I was going to use a plain old filling, but it just begged for an orange zest-like taste; a pineapple cream cheese filling would be awesome too, if you're ever so inclined.
These are incredibly easy to make. What makes them easy are those whoopie pie pans found at sur la table. If you don't have those you could use jumbo muffin pans, and don't fill them up to the top (maybe a 1/4 of the way?). Or use those mini cake pans or tart rings.

morning glory whoopie pie w/ orange cream cream filling:
use my recipe for morning glory muffins found here. bake in whoopie pie pans at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes or until cake tester in middle comes out clean (cooking time varies depending on oven). let cakes cool completely. i went ahead and chilled mine in the fridge before filling; they are easier to handle when cold and firm.

orange cream cheese filling:
8 oz. of cream cheese, room temp
1/2 cup +/- of sifted confectioners sugar
1 ts +/- of orange zest
1 tiny splash of orange juice

beat all in a bowl with mixer or whisk until well combined. then spread on the whoopie pies. i like to chill them a while before serving. the center filling tastes better when it's chilled. should make about 5-6 big whoopie pies (depending what pan you use and/or how much batter you fill them up with.

48 comments:

  1. These are very creative and I love the idea of the pineapple filling as well...although I would not pass up these with the orange cream. You really know how to do up an awesome dessert, chica.

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  2. I just like to say "Whoppie Pie"!

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  3. Great recipe here! This is my kind of whoopie pie!

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  4. Would you look at that? Not only a GORGEOUS Whoopie Pie but even a pan to make them in? Good grief Dawn, I had no idea those even existed. I guess I live under a big ole rock.

    But I would love a taste of one of those sweet "pies"...they look and sound amazingly delicious!

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  5. Plain old filling?! From you? Never!!

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  6. Yum! You could make whoopie pie bites in a mini muffin tin too.

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  7. I would love to begin each day with one of these; for that matter, I'd like to finish the day with one of these, too. Orange cream . . . mmmmmm!

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  8. Seriously, you gotta start shipping goodies out here to me. I'll send you my address. xoxo

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  9. Ahhh that filling sounds incredible. I'd like to eat it with a spoon.

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  10. Ahhh that filling sounds incredible. I'd like to eat it with a spoon.

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  11. Whoopie!!!!!!
    Alright rather obvious but taking my favorite muffin & transitioning it into a whoopie pie is sheer genius!!!!

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  12. ahh so good im sure

    www.keepfashion.wordpress.com

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  13. Love a good morning glory muffin and slathered with cream cheese frosting can only make these better. yum!

    Happy Easter Dawn!

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  14. Oh wow, what a brilliant flavor combo - yum!

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  15. So...when are you opening up your bakery, eh?

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  16. do it detect a banner with color...quite a lovely compliment to the photography...
    this post is a winner...

    went to my local & often frequented starbucks & i told them i was using the via packets for a recipe i was baking... the woman behind the counter said..."making the baked bars?"...yes i said...from a blog i follow "vanilla sugar"...

    apparently i was not the only person to come in & purchase for your rendition of the "baked" bars...wow your blog is powerful!!

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  17. Really, I've never seen a dessert on your blog that I didn't adore. The Whoopie pies are so creative and with such flavors!
    Just what I expect from you!

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  18. Great idea! These look amazing, may I have one, please? :)

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  19. It's been ages since I've had a whoopie pie - maybe even decades. I like the sound of the orange cream filling as an alternative to regular vanilla cream. Oh, and good work on your blog header!! The font you chose looks great!

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  20. Carrots + cream cheese -------> I am so, so, very there. I'll have to check out the special pans, though.. (just curious :)

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  21. Looks mighty tasty there Mizzz Thang!

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  22. Oh Lord, I love anything orange. Yummy!

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  23. These sound glorious (get it hee hee). But seriously I love the citrus filling. So refreshing.

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  24. dawn, i MUST applaud you for this! the morning glory muffin is one of my favorites (for those rare occasions when i feel like grating carrots), and the addition of cream cheese frosting (orange-flavored, no less!) is clearly magnificent. bravo!

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  25. WOW! These sound amazing!! I love morning glory muffins and can't wait to try these!!!

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  26. I love you! And your whoopie pies. ;)

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  27. So creative and tasty - they look delicious Dawn.

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  28. ha, whoopie pie pans? are you serious? i need an extra kitchen for all the stuff i want to buy.

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  29. What an awesome idea!! I can only imagine they're wicked good.

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  30. Did you say pineapple cream cheese filling, hmmm totally licking my lips. I bet these were so delicious and I can so see why the orange would work great. How about pineapple and orange cream cheese filling.

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  31. I LOVE this idea. They look so delicious!

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  32. These look and sound fabulous. Came across the recipe for the muffins the other day and didn't have all the ingredients, so had to tag it instead. I'd have trouble eating just one of these...

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  33. A terrific idea and these whoopie pies sound so good! I love the orange cream filling, yum!

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  34. I am definitely liking the sound of these. I've never attempted the chocolate version because I know that I would really be wanting a chocolate cookie and not a soft, cakey whoopie pie. But these are like mini hamburger morning glory muffins and I am definitely keen!

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  35. Morning Glory Whoopie Pie! Just saying it makes me happy! GREG

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  36. oh man, morning glory muffins really are awesome. that frosting? really kicks it up :) i'd expect nothing less!

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  37. You're killing me! This looks waaaayyyy too good!!! I'm tempted to make this NOW

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  38. AAAAAh,....ooooh,....Waw, Dawn!!

    A georgous & creative creation of yours!

    These filled whoopy pies look so brilliant!!

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  39. These sound awesome! I love how you can just kick it up a notch!!

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  40. i love everything about whoopie pies - i just like saying it!

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  41. Very beautiful. I would love them for breakfast. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  42. I love it...the best of two worlds.... Morning Glory Muffins and Whoopie Pies!

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  43. you are killing me! WOW!

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  44. These are SOOOOO unique, love them!!! Saving to try!! beautiful!

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  45. These look totally soo good!!
    I want one.

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