whoopie pie

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Etymology[edit]

One theory regarding the origin of the name whoopie pie is that it arose from a production of the musical play Whoopee! in Boston in the late 1920s in which chocolate pies were thrown out to the audience during the song "Makin' Whoopee".[1] Alternatively, the pie (which is believed to have originated in Pennsylvania Dutch Country) is said to have gotten its name from how when Amish women made them for their husbands and children, they were so delighted that they exclaimed, "Whoopie!"[1][2]

A whoopie pie.

Noun[edit]

whoopie pie (plural whoopie pies)

  1. A baked good consisting of two round, mound-shaped pieces of cake (typically chocolate cake) with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched in between.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jane Stern & Michael Stern, The Lexicon of Real American Food, Lyons Press (2011), ISBN 9780762760947, pages 289-290
  2. ^ Harry Wallop, "Move aside cup cakes, whoopie pies are all the rage now", The Telegraph, 6 May 2010

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