The whoopie pie is the official state treat of Maine (their state dessert is blueberry pie). In the way that donut holes were leftover from donuts, whoopie pies were first made from the leftover batter of larger cakes. The Amish also have a claim to the whoopie pie’s earliest appearance. Wherever they originated, these delicious mini cakes with cream filling have been a classic since the 1920s. In 2011, the world’s largest whoopie pie was created in South Portland, Maine. It weighed 1,062 pounds. Proceeds from selling servings of the enormous filled-cake were used to send whoopie pies to soldiers overseas. And like those who received them many years ago, the soldiers may have said “whoopie!” when they opened their surprise packages.
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