Sponsored Post: Whoopie Pies for World Baking Day #Worldbakingday

As you know from my previous post today is World Baking Day and we pledged to make Whoopie Pies for my best friend and her children.
 
My kids love to make a mess in the kitchen to help with the baking and when they help they have to have a bowl each and a spoon each.  There is fighting over the ingredients, not wanting to wear an apron and general noise, clatter and mess – it’s par for the course and I’ve learnt to live with that.
 
I get out all our ingredients before they begin to help and have the over warmed and a bowl of hot soapy water at the ready, and for this reason this post now lacks pictures as I do need two hands to divert the flour back into the bowl and away from the floor, hairs and to once again tell Harry that he can’t built a snowman with the flour.

 

To make our Whoopie Pies we used the recipe from All Recipes)
Ingredients:
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 180ml milk
  • Pink food colouring (optional  – you could use cocoa powder if you wanted, also optional)

For the buttercream filling:

  • 120ml milk
  • 2 1/2 tsps. plain flour
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

To make:

  • Sift together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • Mix together all the wet ingredient’s well
  • Gradually combine the two, stirring well until all mixed together
  • Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto greased baking trays, making sure to leave enough space for when they spread while cooking
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and allow to cool

For the Buttercream filling:

  • Whisk together the milk and flour. 
  • Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently until thick.
  • In a bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
  • Stir into the milk mixture and beat until fluffy – I used an electric whisk to save time
  • Sandwich two cakes together with the filling and enjoy

We made lots of mess, we laughed and most of all we have had fun.

We are now off to give our cakes away and to put a smile on someone’s face – why don’t you do the same and join in with #Worldbakingday?

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