Whoopie Pies

Serves 18

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    Cooking time: 16 minutes
    Makes: 18 pies

    2 cups plain flour
    1/3 cup cocoa
    1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    100g butter, melted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    ¾ cup buttermilk
    1 egg
    filling
    100g margarine or softened butter
    100g pure icing sugar, sifted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 170oC. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until just combined. Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto prepared trays, leaving a 4cm gap between each. Try to keep the dropped mixture as round as possible. Bake 8 minutes or until firm. Cool on trays for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining mixture.
3. Make filling. Place all filling ingredients in a small bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Sandwich cakes together with filling.