Whoopie Pies

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I’m sure that not everyone knows what whoopies are. They look like an oreo but that’s the only similarity. They’re actually an American treat which consists of two soft cookies with a creamy filling or a frosting sandwiched between them.

Yummy and cute treat for house parties!

Ingredients – frosting 

125g room temperature butter

165g cream cheese (like Philadelphia)

335g icing sugar

Method

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients – using a hand mixer mix until smooth. Frosting has to be thick, refrigerate if necessary.

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Ingredients – cakes

41g butter

65g brown sugar

30g eggs

116g flour

1 tsp soda

15g cacao powder

85g buttermilk

pinch of salt

Method 

1.Preheat the oven to 210ºC.

2.In a large bowl combine sugar, eggs, flour, cacao powder, salt and soda – whisk for a few minutes and add butter. When it combines, add buttermilk and beat until smooth.

3.Transfer the dough to a pastry bag and pipe small circles into baking sheet about 5cm apart.

4.Bake for 8 – 10 min. Cool completely before filling.

5.Spoon frosting into a pastry bag. Pipe a dollop over flat side of one cookie. Top with the second cookie – flat side down. Refrigerate 30 min before serving.

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