Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
17th - 23rd
October 2016

Chocolate Whoopie

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Cooking time: 
30-45 minutes
Serves: 
6
Preparation time: 
15-30 minutes
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Ingredients: 
  • 35g cocoa, sifted
  • 300g Nature Friendly plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g Stork tub unsalted, softened
  • 175g Billingtons dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125ml milk
  • 25g white chocolate chips
  • 25g dark chocolate chips

For the filling:

  • 100g white chocolate
  • 140g unsalted Stork
  • 140g Billingtons golden icing sugar

For the topping:

  • 200g Billingtons golden icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 75ml boiling water
Method: 
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C / fan oven 150°C /325°F, Gas Mark 3. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  • Sieve together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Lightly beat together the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the cocoa and flour mixture to the butter mix, alternating with the milk mixture; beating until smooth.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the batter into mounds onto the baking sheet flattening the batter lightly with the back of a spoon.  Make sure you leave enough room for the mixture to spread. This mixture should make about 12 cakes – that means 6 whole whoopies when filled. You may have to do this in two batches.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the filling:

  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave on High for 1½ minute, stirring halfway. Leave to cool. Beat the Stork and icing sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in the chocolate. Cover and chill until ready to use. Spread the filling on half the whoopies and sandwich with another whoopie. 

For the topping:

  • Place the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl, drizzle in about the quarter of the water and stir together. The icing should run off in thick ribbons. If not, add a tiny little more water, but don't overdo it.  Drizzle the icing over the whoppies and decorate shards of white chocolate.