Whoopie Pies


My mum is the best baker I know, I know I am biased but that is the truth. I was lucky enough to grow up with this amazing baking, my mum would pick me up from school with a treat/snack for me and my brothers almost every day, cookies, buns, tray bake. Yum! She quickly started teaching me how to bake and I loved it, I remember when I was 9/10 and I made her a lemon drizzle cake for her birthday all by myself. 

Yesterday I really fancied baking so I asked Dan to pick something from my new recipe book and he chose Whoopie Pies. I was excited by his choice as they looked amazing and I had never made them before. I was so happy with how they turned out I though it was only fair to share them with you guys. I hope you like the look of them and if you fancy giving them a go I have included the recipe below. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 large egg
150g (5oz) caster sugar
75g (3 oz) butter,melted
150g (5oz) creme fraiche
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2-2 tsp milk
200g (7oz) plain flour
75g (3oz) cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the Filling

115g (3 3/4oz) unsalted butter, softened
200g (7oz) icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
milk (optional)

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180C. Line two large baking sheets with baking parchment.
  2. Whisk the egg and caster sugar together until thick and light in colour. Now add in the melted butter (I did this in the microwave for 30 secs, check it every 10 to make sure it doesn't burn or curdle), creme fraiche, vanilla extract and milk. 
  3. When the above ingredients are mixed together and smooth, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda. Beat in the egg mixture until smooth-it will make a very thick mixture but you should still be able to pipe it. Add a drop more milk if neccessary. 
  4. Insert a large nozzle into a piping bag, fill the bag with the mixture and pipe walnut sized balls on the baking parchment. Make sure they are spaced well apart as they will rise and expand in the oven.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until risen and firm on top. Cool on the baking sheet until for 1-2 minutes until firm, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack. Leave them to cool completely before doing the next stage.
  6. To make the buttercream filling: cream together the butter and icing sugar until fluffy. I recommend adding the icing sugar bit by bit to avoide you kitchen looking like it's snowed inside! Add the vanilla extract and whisk again. When the whoopie halves have completely cooled spread a generous helping of the buttercream on one half and sandwich together with another half .
There you have it, whoopie pies, which I have to say are delicious. If you can I would really recommend giving these a go! If you do make sure you tweet me a picture @luxrosee #whoopiepies , I would to see how your turn out. What is your favourite thing to bake/sweet treat to eat?

22 comments

  1. Mmm they look amazing! I will definitely be trying them out as well. My mum is also an amazing baker, which is great because she teaches me everything she knows!

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  2. Oooh this looks amazing!!!! :)

    Layla xx

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  3. They look delicious! I need to try your recipe

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  4. Oh my God this looks so tasty! I will definitely try this at home. Thank You so much for Your super lovely comment, I really appreciate it sweetie xx

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  5. Wow my god these look incredible and your photography is great!! Making me really hungry for something sweet. Just followed :) x

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  6. Oh my goodness! I have to try to bake these, they look bloody amazing! I'm always looking for new recipes. Great post! x

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  7. legit had to bookmark this, youre really good!!

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  8. Wow these look so tasty :)

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  9. ah these look amazing! can't wait to try...hope you had a good weekend x

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  10. That cook book looks so cute! Where did you get it from? Also you are like a pro baker, those whoopie pies look so delicious!

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  11. Hmmm.. Looks yummy! I am a new reader/follower and I'm loving your blog. I hope you keep in touch.xoxo!

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  12. How amazing do these look! Going to have to give these a go!
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  13. It looks so delicious!

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  14. I'll try this recipe x Thanks for this! I love your blog so I followed it! Keep blogging, you deserve more views!

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  15. Omg, these look amazing! Definitely going to have to try these out!
    Love your blog, new follower! :)
    Jess xo
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  16. oh my goodness! i can't believe how gorgeous these look- i want to make some right now.
    I love this blog- new follower!! xxxx
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  17. ooooooomg these look SO good I really have to try that recipe for myself. bookmarking for when christmas time comes around! love the recipe :)

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  18. WOAH! This looks delicious. I want some :(.

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