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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.

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

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. Brilliant! You know how I love those Whoopie Pies! These look even better!! =)

  4. They look absolutely wonderful Hannah! Yum!!

    Congratulations to your sister!

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

  6. 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.

  7. That whoopie looks fantastic!
    Congrats to your sister!

  8. 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.

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

  10. Send some over? They are SO SO good!

  11. Adorable! Congratulations to your sister.

  12. Mmm…a Boston and Whoppie pie combination. These are beautiful and I’m sure they were delicious. They must have taken a lot of work!

  13. That’s such a perfect idea- I LOVE Boston Cream Pie!

  14. I have to make this.

  15. Hannah, these look fabulous! What a sweet treat for your sister. You must be very proud of her as well.

  16. What perfect little whoopie pies! Congratulations to your sister. =)

  17. Oh these look so nice and mouth watering too :)

  18. Congrats on finishing the semester! I could really really really use one of those right now!

  19. 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!

  20. I think you just won whoopie pies. That’s a brilliant idea and they look delicious!

  21. 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!

  22. Wow! Those look amazing!

  23. these are adorable!

  24. congrats to your sister! being graduated is great. : )

  25. THose woopies look very yummy. And congratulations to your sister upon her graduation!

  26. i came across your site by accident… i’m so glad i did! i’m linking you on mine, i hope that’s ok!

  27. love the “whoppie pies”!!! hope you had a good time in boston!!

  28. The perfect Boston treat… revamped to be even cooler!! Congrats to your sis!!

  29. those are gorgeous – lucky sister!!

  30. Those look so yummy! congrats to your sister!

  31. Perfectly gorgeous Hannah!

  32. 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

  33. Congratulations to Hannah’s sister!

  34. That calls for a celebration!!! It is very sweet of you and best of luck to your sister!

  35. Congrats to your sister.
    What a great idea to make Whoppie pies with a Boston Cream touch!

  36. These look great!

  37. What an awesome idea – I love these!

  38. Woah, these are gorgeous! Yay for school being out.

  39. Is custard powder vegan? I would think it would have milk powder in it!

  40. 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!

  41. they look so good! school is over for me too! at least for another week or so until my summer class starts. ugh. ;)

  42. Whoopie! These pies look absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to your sister!

  43. Congrats on finishing the school year! You must feel amazing and relieved! :-)

    That boston cream pie looks too good to be true! Your pictures are always so great!

    Have a great day!

  44. 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!

  45. oh man…everything edible having to do with originating in Boston is sooooooooooooo good! These look fabulous!!!

  46. Adorable whoopie pies! They look like French macaroons!

    I wonder where I can order them online…

  47. Congratulations to your sister! Your whoopie pies look so yummy!!

  48. Perfect ganache topping, your Boston whoopie pies look delicious!

  49. Oh wow, they’re gorgeous!

  50. Those whoopies look ace! I wish I has a few right now to get me through the rest of Friday!

  51. oh, congratulations to your sister! she obviously has the best sister in the world, too. ;)

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