Chocolate whoopie pies with creamy filling

Posted on September 26th, 2013

Chocolate whoopie pies are the perfect treat for any birthday party, and they’re really easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 180ml caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 375ml flour
  • 80ml cocoa
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 125ml buttermilk

Vanillia Icing

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 560ml icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 30ml milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line four large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Meanwhile, sift flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Stir to combine. Add half the buttermilk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and buttermilk until just combined.
  4. Pipe R5 coin-sized blobs of mixture onto prepared trays 5cm apart to allow room for spreading.
  5. Bake one tray at a time for 8 – 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining trays.
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