Make cute and delicious Vanilla Whoopie Piese with Fresh Strawberry Filling.
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare baking sheet and a template, if using.
In a bowl cream room temperature butter (4 tablespoons) with granulated sugar (1/2 cup) for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy.
In a small bowl combine 1 whole large egg and Vanilla Extract(1 teaspoon).
Beat egg mixture into the butter-sugar mixture and beat until pale in color and creamy, about 3 minutes.
Into another bowl sift all purpose flour (1 cup), baking powder (1/2 teaspoon) and salt (1/4 teaspoon)
On low speed, into the butter mixture alternatively beat buttermilk and flour mixture.
This mixture is semi-dense.
Divide the cake batter into 3 bowls and color it with gel food colors. I used red and pink, leaf green and yellow.
Slide a strawberry template onto a baking sheet and lay parchment paper on the top. Pipe strawberry cakes onto the parchment.
Bake cakes in the preheated oven 350F, for 12-14 minutes. Let cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
TIP: Use a wide spatula to lift cakes from the baking sheet.
In a clean bowl, beat chilled heavy cream (1/2 cup) till soft peaks are formed. Gradually, alternating beat in powdered sugar (1cup) and mascarpone cheese (1/2cup).
Then fold in fresh, washed, diced strawberries (1cup and 1/2 cup).
Sandwich 2 strawberry cakes with strawberry filling.
TIP: Use a cookie scoop to measure filling onto cakes.
Enjoy immediatelly or store in the fridge for up 3-4 days.
TIP: I prefer to let sandwiched cakes rest for several hour before serving.
Don't have lemon juice or vinegar, use cream of tartar, citric acid, yogurt, or sour cream. Learn how to make Buttermilk at Home.
Recipe by Hanielas.com