Whoopie pies Recipe

Whoopie pies


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml sunflower oil, plus extra
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 1 tub ready-to-use frosting
  • colourful sprinkles, to decorate
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100ml double cream


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line baking trays with parchment. Mix flour, cocoa, bicarb, sugar and a pinch of salt. Whisk the egg, oil and buttermilk together, then mix into dry ingredients with 75ml boiling water. Spoon 20 spoonfuls onto trays, well spaced. Bake for 12 mins or until firm to touch, peel off trays. Cool.
  2. For the glaze, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small pan. Gradually stir in cream followed by 100ml boiling water. Heat gently until syrupy.
  3. Sandwich 2 cakes together with the frosting, spoon over some glaze and decorate with sprinkles.
Prep. Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10 people
Difficulty: Medium
Cuisine: Bakery
Main Ing.: Cakes & Bakes
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