The only whoopie I’m getting at the moment….

Yes folks, bit of a drought at the moment. Ironic, you’re in a relationship you stop wanting it, you become single you start obsessing about it. Or you sew, bake, knit, create like a maniac to distract yourself. Yes, yes, ironic I know.

I’ve had it on the brain especially since seeing a recipe named "Whoopie Pies" in the June issue of Delicious magazine. These are presented as a children’s snack, however aside from the sweet marshmallow filling I don’t think kids would enjoy the bitterness of the chocolate, but I did!

Whoopie pies, Delicious magazine, June 2006 Kate Tait

1 cup (150g) plain flour
1/2 cup (50g) dutch cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
120g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 firmly packed cup brown sugar (100g)
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
100g white marshmallows

  • Preheat oven 180C
  • Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb into a bowl.
  • Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, followed by the vanilla and buttermilk.
  • Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  • Place 32 tablespoonfuls of mixture 4cm apart on the prepared trays, bake for 7-8 minutes until doubled in size and firm on the top when gently pressed. Cool on trays
  • Place marshmallows and 1 teaspoon warm water in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 20 seconds, then stir until smooth.
  • Spread the marshmallows over 16 of the rounds, then sandwich them together with the remaining rounds.

Sit back, feet up and enjoy slowly with a cuppa…not quite the same, but a distraction.


16 thoughts on “The only whoopie I’m getting at the moment….

  1. Janine says:

    Hey, well you know how I was lucky and got one to take away from your house to eat later…..
    well did you predict it was eaten IN THE CAR….and didn’t make it through the front door


  2. Kate says:

    Most people have never heard of whoopie pies. It’s actually an Amish recipe. I live an hour from Lancaster, Pa (aka Amish Country); They make amazing food. Ever heard of friendship cake? There are starter recipes but the deal is, your supposed to get the starter from a friend. Then over a few days, you add to the mixture, then split the batter, bake your own, and share the batter with other friends so they can make their own. My grandma and I used to make this all the time.


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