Whoopie Pies for Chatty Cafe

 For Christmas we received a packet mix to make Whoopie Pies. I'd heard of them but not actually known what they were. The packet mix (Betty Crocker) was a real hit with the kids as it came with a little packet of hundreds & thousands to roll the edges in.

I decided to investigate these pies a little further and ended up making a batch for Chatty Cafe today. There are many recipes online but I chose one that used as few ingredients as possible and required vegetable oil instead of butter (just being lazy).

I filled mine with sweetened whipped cream and a thick layer of strawberry jam. They were spectacularly delicious. I quite liked the way they tasted like packet cake, probably because I used oil.

My simple decorations were made at the last minute from washi tape and toothpicks. It was the first class of the new year for today's group.



WHOOPIE PIES 1 egg 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1 c. sugar 2 c. unsifted all-purpose flour 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 3/4 c. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease two large cookie sheets and set aside. In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed beat egg and vegetable oil. Gradually beat in sugar and continue beating until pale yellow in color. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a measuring cup combine milk and vanilla. Add flour and milk mixtures alternately to eggs and sugar, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet. These will spread a lot, so make 6 cakes per sheet at a time. Bake about 5 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched with finger. Remove to wire racks to cool. When cool, use filling and two cakes to make sandwiches. Makes 15. 
FILLING 1/2 c. butter or margarine 1 c. confectioners' sugar 1 c. Marshmallow Fluff (about 1/2 of a 7 1/2-oz. jar) 1 tsp. vanilla In a medium bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and remaining ingredients until light and fluffy.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Jacqui! You have certainly set the standard high for those Chatty Cafe sweets this year! Tabetai! (*o*)/

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