Saturday, August 21, 2010

Recipe: Raspberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup fresh raspberries (4 ounces)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and lemon zest until light and creamy.

Add vanilla and egg and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk and ending with flour mixture (scrape bowl as needed).

Beat well to combine.

Drop batter in 1 tablespoon mounds, about 2 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake until puffed and golden around edges, 10-12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cakes cool completely on sheets on wire racks.

In a large bowl, whip cream, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar to soft peaks.

In a small bowl, mash raspberries with a fork, then fold into whipped cream.

Divide raspberry cream evenly among bottomrs of half the cakes, then sandwich with remaining cakes.

Martha Stewart Everyday Food
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