A soft and sumptuous Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pie Recipe inspired by our recent trip to Maine. You are going to love these!
However if you did see them, you probably noticed the repetition of lobster, blueberries, and whoopie pies. Maine is not only known for its fresh seafood, it’s also known for its abundance of summer blueberries.
And although I hear this is somewhat disputed, Mainers firmly claim to be the state to invent the beloved Whoopie Pie.
As the story goes, a homemaker in Maine consistently used a cake recipe that produced more batter than her cake pans would allow. As to not waste the batter, she decided to pour it onto baking sheets to bake small round flat cakes. Then she sandwiched cream filling in between two cakes, thus making Whoopie Pies. This trend caught on, and nowadays Whoopie Pies are considered the statewide snack of choice in Maine.
If you happen to come from a state that also lays claims to Whoopie Pies, please take it up with the Mainers, not me. I’m just a messenger. *wink*
While in Maine, we enjoyed a wide array of treats containing blueberries, and quite a few whoopie pies as well. Yet it wasn’t until our last stop that I noticed freshly-baked blueberry whoopie pies in a bakery window.
Brilliance. Soft tantalizing cakey brilliance.
I knew the moment I returned home I would be baking up my own rendition of this wondrous treat. So today I’m sharing my version, a Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pie Recipe with silky lemon filling.
This Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pie Recipe starts with a vanilla batter that has the same consistency of a butter-based cake batter… Thick and easy to scoop. Not pourable like an oil-based batter. Yet, definitely not as firm as a cookie batter.
I mixed the blueberries in by hand as to not squash them. Then made sure to have extras on hand, so that the tops were well endowed with blueberries.
Make sure to allow plenty of space for the Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pie Recipe to spread out while baking. Eight or nine per sheet is about right for most baking sheets.
Once the whoopie pie cakes are completely cool, beat together a quick zesty lemon filling.
Flip half the cakes over and pipe the filling on the bottom sides. Then top each whoopie pie with another cake, and they are ready to serve.
This Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pie Recipe is truly amazing, if I do say so myself. Each little sandwich treat is ultra tender, packed with berries, and perfected by the tangy-sweet lemon filling.
If my family’s response is any indication, I think the Mainers will approve.
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