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- n. 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.
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". 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!" (Wiktionary)