Whoopie pies

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 12 mins

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Makes 10
These fun little treats take under an hour to make and will be a sweet addition to any bake sale

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal647
  • fat32g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs91g
  • sugars63g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt1.17g
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  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 75ml sunflower oil, plus extra
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 1 tub ready-to-use frosting
  • colourful sprinkles, to decorate

For the glaze

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100ml double cream


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line baking trays with parchment. Mix flour, cocoa, bicarb, sugar and a pinch of salt. Whisk the egg, oil and buttermilk together, then mix into dry ingredients with 75ml boiling water. Spoon 20 spoonfuls onto trays, well spaced. Bake for 12 mins or until firm to touch, peel off trays. Cool.

  2. For the glaze, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small pan. Gradually stir in cream followed by 100ml boiling water. Heat gently until syrupy.

  3. Sandwich 2 cakes together with the frosting, spoon over some glaze and decorate with sprinkles.

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Comments (9)

eiliscronjaeger's picture

Vanilla or lemon flavours much better and swiss meringue buttercream filling split mixture in three and colour wirh pink and yellow and marble effect

lizlydon's picture

These went down a treat at home and at work. I used a white chocolate ganache to sandwich them together, yum!

bestmom's picture

Just printed the recipe... We might sell these at the restaurant!!!

roslyn7's picture

These had no flavour and tasted like a bad packet-mix. I think I should have put some vanilla essence in with the cake mix. Mind you, lashings of vanilla buttercream helped somewhat! Texture was good. Franti91 - how about orange/lemon zest and juice or coffee with coffee icing?

franti91's picture

Can someone suggest other flavourings as we don't really like too much chocolate!
Also, can I use a shallow bun tin instead of lining a tin with parchment as time is a factor when I have a baking session?

caro34's picture

I thought these were disappointing. They didn't really have any flavour. The children loved the raw mix but didn't like the baked cakes! This is just my opinion though and I might not have done them correctly.

cookingmonster14's picture

do u have to do a frosting ??/

sunset123's picture

made these last week. They are delish

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