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Vanilla whoopie Pies

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Serves 1 - 20 Cakes

Simple delicious vanilla whoopie pies with vanilla buttercream.

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  • 110g salted butter
  • 115g golden caster sugar
  • 115g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120 ml buttermilk
  • 290g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


    1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180 fan C/gas 4 and line two trays with baking parchment.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar using an electric whisk until smooth and creamy.
    3. Add the eggs and beat well.
    4. Mix the vanilla extract into the buttermilk. Add this mixture to the butter mixture and beat well until combined.
    5. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add half of this to the butter mixture and beat well.
    6. Mix together the milk, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and add this to the butter mixture. Beat to combine.
    7. Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat well to combine.
    8. Drop teaspoon sized blobs of the dough onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each blob.
    9. Bake the cakes for 8-10 minutes until they are just beginning to brown.

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22nd Feb, 2013
YUMMY. Made for friends birthday. Would possibly be better using mould to get better uniform shapes.
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