About this recipe:Fall in love with this easy recipe for whoopie pies. Two light discs of chocolate sponge sandwich a fluffy vanilla buttercream filling. Perfect for cake sales, packed lunch treats or making friends at the office!
Makes: 12 whoopie pies
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
200g caster sugar
125ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the buttercream
2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
110g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:40min › Cook:10min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays. Sift together the 250g flour, bicarbonate of soda,1/4 teaspoon salt, cocoa and 200g sugar. Set aside.
In a medium bowl stir together the egg, oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 180ml of milk until well blended. Gradually stir in the sifted dry ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
To make the buttercream: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the 120ml of milk and 2 1/2 tablespoons flour. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thick. Remove from heat set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, Beat together the butter, 100g sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Stir in the cooked milk mixture and beat for an additional 20 minutes, until really fluffy. Sandwich filling between two discs. ENJOY!!
These are cute and delicious, everyone loved them! The buttercream is heavenly. They were the best w/in the first day of making them, so keep that in mind. They expand in the oven while baking, so ensure you leave space between them on the baking tray. All in all a wonderful recipe that is perfect for cake sales and children's parties. Thank you! - 03 Jun 2011
I made these for my husbands office and they went down a storm. They were loved so much that they were completely devoured before the Krispy Kremes that were bough in by someone else!!! Great feedback from his office, especially as this was my first attempt at making these.
One thing I would say is when making the filling, it went very thick but somehow it ended up working out just right.
Can't wait to make these again!!! - 24 Jun 2011