My sister asked me to bake whoopie pies for her chinese new year party. I am always delighted to be asked to bake something, as this shows the trust placed in me that I would produce something good enough for an important party. 🙂
The recipe I used below was spotted on Kitchen Guardian and I loved that it used melted chocolate in the batter. The part I don’t like is the red food colouring. Since my sister requested chocolate whoopie pies, I happily omitted it.
whoopie pies (adapted from Candid Appetite)
- 56 grams semi sweet chocolate, melted
- 170 grams unsalted butter, melted
- 125 ml buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 225 grams cake flour
- 180 grams sugar
- 30 grams cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 180 C. Line 2 trays with grease-proof paper.
- Whisk the melted chocolate, butter, buttermilk, eggs, vinegar and vanilla extract together until smooth.
- Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Add all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in 3 batches and fold until combined.
- Scoop out batter using a ice cream scoop, leaving 2 inches space in between each whoopie pie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cake springs up when lightly pressed.
- Let cool completely before filling.
Filling 1 – cream cheese custard (adapted from honeybeesweets)
- 250 grams cream cheese
- 90 grams sugar
- 1 egg
- 35 grams cake flour
- 150 ml full fat milk
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 20 grams unsalted butter
- Large pinch of salt
- Mix cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
- Add in egg and mix well.
- Add in cake flour, milk, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
- Over a bain marie, cook mixture until thickens.
- Take off from heat and add in butter. Stir until butter melts. Mix well.
- Place a piece of cling film over the custard and let it cool completely.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before using.
Filling 2 – salted caramel swiss meringue buttercream
To assemble, pipe the filling onto a whoopie pie using a piping bag. Gently squish another whoopie pie on top.
I received very good reviews. I didn’t try out a whole whoopie pie, since they were limited and meant for my sister’s party. I did try some bits of cake and found it super. It was moist and full of chocolate flavor.
The cream cheese custard was a great option for those who did not like buttercream. It was smooth with a tang that pairs so wonderfully with chocolate.