Friday, 18 January 2013

Chocolate Chip Whoopie

Chocolate Chip Whoopie

Recipe adapted from: The Whoopie Pie Book (P.30)

The Whoopie Pie is moist, spongy, dark chocolate cake sandwich around a filling in the centre.

200g plain flour
1.5 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, softened
100g sugar
1 large egg
120ml buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. 
    Stir in the salt and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy,  
    using an electric hand mixer. Add the egg and mix well. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and  
    beat until well combined.     
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients in 2 batches, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in the 
    chocolate chips.  Chill for 30 mins before using.
5. Drop about 48 small scoops of batter, about 5cm apart, onto the prepare baking trays. 
    Bake for 8-10mins, until the cakes are left with a slight impression when touched with a 
6. Remove from the oven to wire rack and cool completely.

To assemble:
Spread or pipe a generous scoop of readymade buttercream filling onto the flat surface of a cooled whoopee. Top with another whoopee to make a sandwich, and serve.

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