I know what you’re thinking…. what the heck is a whoopie pie?!! My thoughts exactly, but they are all the rage in the baking world at the moment (and did you see them on Masterchef during the New York challenge?)
Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie, these delightfully squidgy treats are knocking the cupcake off it’s pedestal 🙂
While on holiday I picked up a copy of the Whoopie Pie book by Hannah Miles (who coincidentally, was on the UK Masterchef) and set about creating the vanilla version once I was back.
You will need:
125g unsalted butter
200g castor sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
320g of self raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
125ml sour cream
100ml hot water (not boiling)
For the filling I used a basic cream cheese icing (2:1 ratio of cream cheese: icing sugar)
Start by creaming together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Whisk until combined and then using an icecream scooper or a dessert spoon, spoon onto a prepared baking tray.
Next, make up your filling (I simply whipped up my cream cheese, icing sugar and added a few drops of pink food colouring). Pipe onto your whoopie pie halves.