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Whoopie Pie History

Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition.
They're one of Maine's best known and loved comfort foods.
Mainers will even claim they were weaned on Whoopie Pies.

These treats are more like a cake than a pie or a cookie.
They are traditionally generously sized and go great with a tall glass of milk.
Whoopie Pies are a baked cake like cookie with a creamy frosting spread between the soft cookies.
You eat these like a sandwich, while enjoying the taste and texture of a fresh piece of cake.

The recipe has it's origins with the Amish. In Lancaster County Pennsylvania
it is not uncommon to find roadside farms stands offering these desserts.
Around 1930 Amish women first made the wonderful treats from leftover cake batter.
According to food historians, Amish women would bake these
and put them in the children's lunch bags.
When children would find these treats in their
lunch bags, they would shout "Whoopie!"
An Amish Whoopie Pie recipe was published in
a New England cookbook in the early 1930's.

Since then, Whoopie Pies have been enjoyed by Mainers.
You can find them at mom and pop stores, restaurants,
bakeries and even gas stations across Maine.
Sweet Jane has been baking Whoopie Pies for over 40 years.

Sweet Jane's Candy Store
2774 NE 102nd Ave Road
Silver Springs, Florida  34488
Phone: 352-625-1048

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