Melt in your mouth Whoopie Pies, they really dont need any introduction amazing you wont be able to stop just at one. Sakeji was my old boarding school where I first tasted these beauties


  • 1 Heaping Cup of flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cups Brown Sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 Cup sour milk

  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda

  • 1 eggs

  • Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup icing sugar sifted

  • 1tsp vanilla extract

  • 1Tbls milk

  • Hot water as necessary


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.

  • 2.

    Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.

  • 3.

    Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, followed by the vanilla and sour cream

  • 4.

    Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and beat until combined. Place tablespoonfuls of mixture 4cm apart on the prepared trays. Bake for 7-8 minutes until doubled in size and firm on top when gently pressed .Cool on trays.

  • 5.

    Filling: Beat butter until soft and creamy. With the mixer on its lowest speed, gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar.

  • 6.

    Increase the speed to high, and beat until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

  • 7.

    Then, with the mixer on low speed, beat in the vanilla extract and slowly drizzle in the milk and a little warm water as necessary. Continue to beat until the filling looks like soft mayonnaise. I chose to colour half my mixture, to brighten things up !

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