Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

Delicious Jaffa-flavoured Whoopie Pies

Are whoopie pies the new cupcake?

Since they appeared on Masterchef, whoopie pies have been increasing in popularity here. It makes sense, seeing as the U.S. had a similar resurgence for whoopie pies. They are a cross between a cake and a biscuit, then sandwiched together with buttercream or ganache.

Whoopie pies are best eaten on the day of baking, but still ok the next day (That’s if there are any left!). And they really aren’t that difficult to prepare. I’ve noticed some packet mixes appearing on the shelves in the supermarket, but don’t be afraid to make them from scratch. I’ve made Jaffa flavoured whoopie pies here – My orange tree in the backyard is laden with ripening fruit. Another recipe I’m looking forward to trying is here.

Jaffa Whoopie Pies Recipe

  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 125g Butter, softened
  • Grated rind of 1 Orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarb Soda
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Method to make this recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C / 340 degrees F. Line 3 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large bowl add sugar, butter and orange rind. Beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, until combined.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda into the bowl and fold in together with the milk, until just combined.
  4. Scoop up a rounded teaspoons of mixture, and dollop it onto the prepared baking trays, leaving room between pies to allow for spreading. Bake in the oven for approx. 10mins, or until cakes are puffed and spring back when touched lightly. Cool completely before filling.

Chocolate cream Recipe

  • 100g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup Icing Sugar mixture, sifted

Method to make this recipe

  1. Melt the dark chocolate and cream together in a microwave, on low heat setting, stirring occasionally until smooth. Add the sifted icing sugar mixture and set aside to cool.
  2. Using 1 level teaspoon of chocolate cream, spread over the base of one whoopie pie, then sandwich together with one of similar size. Set aside for 5 minutes before serving.

Nellys Belly

I’m a wife, mum to 2 little boys and in a former life I used to be a chef. I find comfort and peace in cooking, and just love the feeling of providing for my family and friends.

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