Whoopie Pie

I thought it was about time that I made Whoopie Pies!  These seemed to take ages to do, but were very very worth it!

200g of unsalted butter
1 large egg
150g caster sugar
125g soured cream
75ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
275g plain flour
200g icing sugar
Sugar balls, or sprinkles, to decorate
100g white marshmallows

  1. Line a large baking tray with nonstick baking paper and preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4.
  2. Melt 75g of the butter and set aside.  Whisk the egg until light and fluffy. Slowly add the sugar and then beat until thick and glossy.
  3. Beat in the melted butter, soured cream, 25ml of milk and the vanilla. Sift the bicarbonate of soda and flour into the bowl and beat until smooth. Using a wide piping nozzle and pipe the mixture on to the tray in small walnut-sized balls, 3-4cm apart. You’ll need to bake in batches.

  4. Bake for 12ish minutes until almost evenly golden on top. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and bake the remaining mixture.
  5. For the cream, heat the marshmallows and milk in a saucepan over a low heat.  Keep stirring until the marshmallows have disolved.  Cool. Beat 125g of butter until creamy and soft then gradually beat into the marshmallow until smooth.
  6. Sandwich two whoopie cakes together with the marshmallow cream.
  7. For the icing, mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of cold water. Drop a little on each whoopie.  You can then add your sprinkles or whatever you like.

These cakes can be made up to 2 days ahead or can be frozen (unfilled). Once filled and iced the buns will keep for up to 6 hours.

And the result!  Well worth the time and effort.  I have frozen the extra pieces and will use them at a later date.  The mistake I made was not waiting long enough for the milk/marshmallow mixture to cool.  When I added the butter, it sort of melted into it, forming a more custardy/runny mixture, instead of a buttercream.  So that’s one to learn for next time!!  I think I will try some of the variations on this too… I will update when I have tried them!

Good luck! x

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