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Chocolate whoopie pies

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This chocolate whoopie pies recipe look so heavenly and they are really simple to make. They are perfect as a gift for someone or even just a little treat for yourself.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the whoopie pie

  • 35g 1¼ oz Cocoa powder sifted
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1 Salt
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 175g 6¼ oz Unrefined dark muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 125ml 4¼ fl oz Milk (semi-skimmed)
  • 25g 1 oz White chocolate chips (we use Silver Spoon Create)
  • 25g 1 oz Dark chocolate chips (we use Silver Spoon Create)

For the filling

  • 100g 3½ oz White chocolate
  • 140g 5 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden icing sugar sifted (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar

For the topping

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Cocoa powder sifted
  • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Water boiling

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, 325°F, gas mark 3). Lightly grease baking sheets.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Sieve together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then in a seperate bowl cream together the butter, sugar and egg.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 35tbsp 35tbsp Cocoa powder sifted
    • 300g 10⅝ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking soda
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
    • 1 1 Salt
    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g 6¼ oz Unrefined dark muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined dark muscovado sugar
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Lightly beat together the milk and vanilla extract. Add the cocoa and flour mixture to the butter mix, alternating with the milk mixture and beating until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125ml 4¼ fl oz Milk (semi-skimmed)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
    • 25g 1 oz White chocolate chips (we use Silver Spoon Create)
    • 25g 1 oz Dark chocolate chips (we use Silver Spoon Create)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon the batter into mounds onto the baking sheet flattening the batter lightly with the back of a spoon. Make sure you leave enough room for the mixture to spread. This mixture should make about 12 cakes – that means 6 whole whoopies when filled. You may have to do this in two batches.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cook for 15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack before filling.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    For the filling, melt the white chocolate in the microwave on high for 1½ minutes, stirring halfway. Leave the chocolate to cool, whilst beating the butter and icing sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in the chocolate, then cover and chill until ready to use. Spread the filling on half the whoopies and sandwich together with another whoopie.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz White chocolate
    • 140g 5 oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    For the topping, place the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and drizzle in about the quarter of the water stirring together. The icing should run off in thick ribbons. If not, gradually add a tiny little more water, until you reach the desired consistency. Drizzle the icing over the whoopies and finish by decorating with shards of white chocolate.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Cocoa powder sifted
    • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Water boiling