Recipe For Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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

Recipe For Chocolate Whoopie Pies With A Salted Caramel Filling

Adapted from Miss Melicious Cupcakes page 71

Ingredients

for the chocolate whoopie pies

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

for the salted caramel filling

Instructions

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 sugar 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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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… What else is there to say but “Whoopie!”

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38 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  1. Oh Tandy, these look absolutely scrumptious and very temtpting! Love the salted caramel filling.
    Cheers,
    J+C

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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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