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Montreal Confections' Hot Dog and Cheeseburger Whoopie Pies

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PHOTO: Tastemades hot dog and cheeseburger whoopie pies.
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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Trick all your friends this April Fools' Day with these sneaky Hot Dog and Cheeseburger Whoopie Pies.

Ingredients

  • For the Cakes:
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the Butter Cream Filling:
  • 300 grams of unsalted butter
  • 300 grams of unsalted margarine
  • 750 grams of powdered sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    ­For the buns: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

    In a separate large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and buttermilk and beat until combined.

    In a small bowl, combine the milk, baking soda, and vinegar. Stir this mixture into the butter-sugar-egg batter. Add the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until just incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract and give the batter one final stir to make sure no lumps remain. Pipe batter onto parchment paper in the shape of the bun (round for cheeseburger and oval for hot dogs), leaving 2 inches between each.

    Bake for 10-12 minutes. The whoopie pies should spring back when you press them gently. Let the cakes cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

    For the filling: Whip together for 10 minutes. If making the hot dogs, add burgundy food gel to replicate the the hot dog wieners. If making the cheeseburgers, add dark chocolate to the buttercream to replicate a beef patty.

    Hot dog assembly: Prepare a batch of vanilla whoopee pies in an oval shape the bake & let cool. Prepare a batch of buttercream.

    Transfer 1 cup of icing and color it red for the ketchup put in a piping bag with a #4 piping tip. Transfer 1 cup of icing and color it yellow for the mustard put in a piping bag with a #4 piping tip

    Color balance of the frosting burgundy to replicate the wiener this can be put in a piping bag cut the hole to be the size of the wiener, no tip is required.

    Put some coconut in a ziploc bag add some green food gel and mix around till coconut is green to be used as the relish.

    Once ready to assemble, cut both pieces of the bottom edge of the whoopie pie bun to ensure it lies flat in the serving dish. Start with the burgundy icing by piping a straight line of frosting across the bun then take the other bun and press it gently into the burgundy frosting to hold the hot dog together--don't squish the wiener.

    Transfer to either a plate or a paper loaf baking cup then proceed with the topping a squiggly line of both yellow & red buttercream finish it off with the coconut and there you have it, a “sweet� food prank.

    Cheeseburger assembly: Prepare a batch of vanilla whoopee pies in an 2� round shape the bake & let cool. Prepare a batch of buttercream.

    Transfer 1 cup of icing and color it red for the ketchup put in a piping bag with a #4 piping tip. Transfer 1 cup of icing and color it yellow for the mustard put in a piping bag with a #4 piping tip.

    Flavor the rest of the frosting chocolate to give it a brown color that will replicate the beef patty, this can be put in a piping bag and cut a hole to pip the frosting on (no tip is required). You could also simply color the frosting with brown food gel.

    Put some coconut in a ziploc bag add some green food gel and mix around till coconut is green to be used as the relish.

    Separate the orange & yellow Starburst candies from a package open the candied and place in a microwave safe bowl or on a silicon mat. Put in the microwave to soften at 10 second increments as to not burn them. Watch out this will be hot--gently knead the two colors together, then roll it out onto a silicone mat. Once done, cut the pieces in 1-inch squares; you will need 4 per cheeseburger.

    Once ready to assemble, pipe a circle on one side of the whoopee pie, then add squiggly lines of both the yellow & red buttercream, then the coconut.

    Take the other side of the whoopee pie and secure on the cheese with dots of yellow buttercream for a total of 4 pieces of the Starburst “cheese� per burger. By having the cheese divided in 4 pieces, this will facilitate eating the whoopee pie. If not, it might be difficult to bite through the candy.

    Once both sides are decorated join them with a soft squeeze and press the two pieces together until the frosting reaches the edge of the bun.

    Transfer to either a plate or a paper baking cup and bring to your preferred victim.

    Recipe created by

    Montreal Confections and provided by Tastemade.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, eggs, buttermilk

    Course: Dessert


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