Chocolate Whoopie Pies
I have only recently started making whoopie pies and I have found this recipe for Chocolate Whoopie Pies and they have become my favorite.
I usually make the white chocolate filling but have also swapped the white chocolate with dark chocolate and made them into a chocoholics dream.
This is what I will be making for Easter!!Whoopie Pies
7oz (200g) all-purpose (plain) flour
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1oz (25g) cocoa powder
large pinch of salt
3oz (85g) butter, softened
3oz (85g) white vegetable fat
5-1/2oz (150g) soft light brown sugar
1oz (25g) dark chocolate, grated
1 large egg
4fl oz (125ml) milkChocolate Filling
6oz (175g) white chocolate
2 tblspns milk
10fl oz (300ml) double (thickened) cream, whipped
Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
Grease whoopie pie trays or line baking sheets with baking paper.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, vegetable fat, sugar and grated chocolate and continue until light and fluffy.
Add the lighten beaten egg, followed by half the sifted flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and salt. Add the milk and then the remainder of the flour mixture.
Beat until well combined.
Spoon mixture onto whoopie pie trays or baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until risen.
Cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the filling, melt chocolate and milk together, either over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Gently fold in whipped cream.
Chill in the refrigerator for approx 45 minutes until it is firm enough to spread or pipe.
Pipe or spread onto the flat sides of half of the whoopie pies. Place the remaning halves on top.
Thanks so much for your recipe Cindy.
I am also quite new to whoopie pies and love making them. They cook and cool down so quickly so that you can add the filling and have whoopie pies ready to eat within the hour.
I haven't previously made whoopie pies with white vegetable fat. For anyone who is unsure about the white fat it can be found in the refrigerator section of your supermarket. It is usually known by a brand name. Some of these are:
Australia - Copha
US - Crisco
UK - Trex or White Flora
South Africa - Holsum
Can't wait to try your recipe.