Whoopie! School’s Over!

For someone who’s spent as much time driving to and from Massachusetts as myself, it’s surprising how little I’ve actually enjoyed the sights and sounds of Boston. Nonetheless, even as an outsider, the hustle and bustle of city life is somehow comforting, and after wandering the streets for just a night, I feel right at home. There will hardly be time to enjoy these surroundings as per usual, but this time, it’s for a very good reason indeed; Having traveled up for just the weekend, my family is now gathering to watch my sister graduate from her Boston-based university. A day that seems overdue and yet altogether too early, there’s so much to celebrate and so little time to pack in all this merriment. That’s why I started the party early, by presenting her with a sweet treat yesterday that absolutely screams “Boston,” both in name and heritage…

A Boston cream pie! But this was not any old yellow layer cake with custard filling- Try a Boston cream whoopie pie!

Converting this classic was a very simple task. Using the recipe from My Sweet Vegan as a starting point, additional flour replaced the cocoa, and an extra splash of vanilla joined the batter. For the filling, 3 tablespoons of custard powder added that familiar, rich pudding-like flavor, in addition to a creamy yellow color. Half of the cookies got a quick dip in ganache, were allowed to sit in a cool place until set, and then got paired up with a plain cookie and generous dollop of cream filling.

Here’s wishing that my sister’s life after graduation will be just as sweet, too.

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54 thoughts on “Whoopie! School’s Over!

  1. Congratulations to your sister! I wish her lots of luck towards her future. Boston is a great college town. Both me and my husband went to school in Boston, though we met after he graduated and I was still in art school.

  2. congrats for finishing another year of school already! These look so great, a tad like mallamors- can’t wait to try them! :-)

  3. YUM o YUM! My two favorite words “boston creme” Mmmmmm… Congrats to BitterSweetSis! :0)

  4. I’m seeing Boston Cream Pies everywhere lately on the net…is this a conspiracy? I’m going to have to give in and make one…and these whoopies are adorable.

  5. Congratulations of your sister!

    Those are so decadent. I think I would like them more than the regular whoopie pies because they’re vanilla. Mmm.

  6. Yummmm, those look awesome!! Congrats to your sister! Enjoy your time in Boston, my brother goes to school there too :)

  7. Wow–those are just gorgeous Whoopie pies! Can you believe I’ve never tasted one?? But I do know I love Boston cream pie–so these will surely be a hit with me!

  8. Sorry that I’ve been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader. This treat looks fabulous! I love the idea of a Boston Cream WHOOPIE Pie. Deeelish. And congrats to your sis!

  9. What I want to know is, did she eat them all right away?! :-) Nice graduation treat. My daughter graduates from BU in about 3 months. Summer semester should finish her up! I hope!
    Su in Michigan

  10. That looks totally delicious Hannah! I am reading graduation stories left and right in the blog-o-sphere…:) Either from relatives or from the actual blogger, so it’s officially that time of year! Here the exams are just starting so I think there is a geographical difference. I love your whooppie cookies. They look gorgeous and I’m sure they taste just about the same too!

  11. Congrats to your sister! Boston Creme Pie has always been a favorite of mine, though I’ve never had it since going vegan. These are just beautiful!

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