Chocolate Whoopie Pies And Salted Caramel Filling

Blog-checking lines: The December Daring Bakers’ Challenge had us all cheering – the lovely and talented Bourbonnatrix of Bourbonnatrix Bakes was our hostess and challenged us to make fun, delicious and creative whoopie pies! Delicious little cake-like cookies sandwiching luscious filling in any flavors we chose… And I made Chocolate Whoopie Pies With A Salted Caramel Filling. What else is there to say but “Whoopie!”

It is really difficult to make something you have never tasted or seen. I have no idea what whoopie pies taste like, and I have only ever seen them on one blog. So when this month’s daring bakers’ challenge was for whoopie pies, I turned to my copy of Miss Melicious Cupcakes for help. I adapted the recipe on page 71 for the chocolate whoopie pies but decided to make a filling using my salted caramel as Dave has not stopped raving about it since I made my ice cream. I had a visitor for dinner the night I made these and so they were served as dessert. They went down a treat and I am sure that they will make a perfect dessert for any occasion. If I were to host a tea party, these chocolate whoopie pies with a salted caramel filling would definitely make an appearance.  The chocolate taste was really enhanced by the salted caramel.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies With A Salted Caramel Filling
Chocolate Whoopie Pies With A Salted Caramel Filling

Chocolate Whoopie Pies With A Salted Caramel Filling

Recipe Category: Baking, Dessert
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Miss Melicious Cupcakes page 71


for the chocolate whoopie pies

  • 225 g flour
  • 70 g cocoa powder
  • 7.5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 115 g butter
  • 170 g fructose
  • 1 egg
  • 2.5 mls vanilla essence
  • 250 mls milk

for the salted caramel filling


for the chocolate whoopie pies

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Line two baking sheets with baking paper
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda
  • Use a stand mixer and cream the butter and fructose for 5 minutes until light and fluffy
  • Add the egg and the vanilla and mix for 2 minutes
  • On a low speed, add half the flour and half the milk
  • Once just combined, add the rest of the flour and the milk and mix thoroughly
  • Use an ice cream scoop to place the batter on the baking sheets, leaving a 5cm gap between each dollop
  • Bake for 10 minutes and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes
  • Transfer the baking paper onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely before filling

for the salted caramel filling

  • Whip the cream until stiff
  • Whisk in the salted caramel
  • Use a palate knife to spread a bit of the filling onto the flat edge of a whoopie pie, and sandwich a second one onto the filling

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41 thoughts on “Chocolate Whoopie Pies And Salted Caramel Filling

  1. How cute are these whoopie pies? Nicely done Tandy. I can’t wait to give them a try xxxx

  2. I love a good whoopie pie, but this filling makes these WAY better than the average one!

  3. Oh Tandy, these look absolutely scrumptious and very temtpting! Love the salted caramel filling.

  4. That looks delicious Tandy! I’ve had Whoopie Pies a few times and they’re kind of like a cross between a cake and a cookie or really more a muffin top sandwiched together. The salted caramel filling sounds divine!

  5. I know exactly what you mean! I love to try recipes from around the world, but often I can only judge “do I like this?” and nothing about the authenticity.

  6. Lol! I know what you mean… I made Red Velvet Whoopie Pie without ever having tried a “real one”. This recipe sounds awesome… YUM Salted Caramel, yes please!!

  7. they look divine–i have to give your salted caramel a try sometime soon–however i know if i do make it–i will have a constant spoon in the jar

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