baked sunday mornings: banana whoopie pies with milk chocolate swiss meringue buttercream

Banana Whoopie Pies | Solano's KitchenConfession time: when these showed up as this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings recipe, I wasn’t really thrilled.  I haven’t been keeping up with the baking schedule very well lately, and I knew that this week I would finally have a chance to bake whatever was up next.  Now that summer school has started, Fridays off = lots of time for baking! (as opposed to the things I really should be doing… like, you know, cleaning the house and getting the nursery ready).  I’ve missed a bunch of great looking recipes, so when I saw Banana Whoopie Pies, I felt kind of meh about it.  I mean, I like banana-flavored things, but they’re not all that exciting to me.  Daren usually enjoys them, however, and we had plenty of bananas laying around, so I forged ahead.

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Luckily, I was way off in my initial reaction.  I loved these!! The fluffy cake-like cookies (cake? cookies? what exactly are whoopie pies??) taste like some of the most delicious banana bread I’ve ever had.  And the Swiss meringue buttercream… wow.  I tend to bake almost exclusively with dark chocolate, even when recipes call for milk chocolate, but I figured in this case the milk chocolate was probably a better match for the banana.  Good call there, because it was amazing.  Light, fluffy, not overly sweet with a delicate chocolate flavor.  Definitely a perfect pairing for the banana.  I’d call this one a huge success.

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One small word of warning – the pies tend to be a little on the sticky side, so DON’T stack them the way I did in these pictures.  The cake will get all torn up… trust me :) Store them with sheets of parchment in between the layers and you should be good to go!

Check out the recipe over at Baked Sunday Mornings!




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  1. I found the cookies so sticky as well! They stuck to the tupperware I stored them in, stuck to the plate I put them on, and stuck to each other! I’m in love with this milk chocolate swiss meringue filling. It was sooooo good.

  2. Glad you liked them! They look pretty! They were a hit here too!

  3. So glad they were better than expected! They were good. And I really liked the filling…I liked that it wasn’t an overwhelming chocolate flavour (it was perfect).


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