Whoopie pies should be declared Maine’s official state dessert what do you think. Here at the Atlantic Birches Inn in Old Orchard Beach we think it would be a great ideal before Pennsylvania tries to snap up credit for the tasty cakes. We already have a state berry the wild blue-berry, and a state drink Moxie why not have a state desert the Whoopie Pie.
Whoopie pie folklore has it being created during the Depression, by a woman in Bangor, Maine who was making a cake and she had some leftover batter. Mainers are traditionally known for being frugal and very resourceful, so she plopped the extra batter on a cookie sheet. When these were done baking, she filled them with frosting and shouted, whoopie it worked hence the creation of the Whoopie Pie. Whoopie pies even have their own festivals that are held in Maine. We have found that the best place for Gourmet Whoopee Pies is Cranberry Island Kitchen in Portland.
They offer a wide variety of cake flavors from golden vanilla butter cake, classic chocolate cake or pumpkin cake filled with cream cheese, maple cream cheese orange cream cheese, or espresso cream cheese. The golden and chocolate pies can be purchased with any of the following filling flavors lemon and lime, original, cointreau and fresh orange zest, myers dark rum, freshly brewed espresso, rich chocolate champagne, chambord, peppermint, chocolate chip, espresso chocolate chip or mexican chocolate filling with a hint of cinnamon and a kick of cayenne pepper. Innkeepers Ray, Heidi and Alison