not Cupcakes just Whoopie Pies please

I love making Whoopie Pies. I like it so much that we currently have a Whoopie Pie Baking Ban enforced in my house. Yes, there was a stage when I was making them a little too often and we all got a little too full on Whoopie Pie.

But for those of you out there that want to try them – yes, they are absolutely the new cupcake – try this recipe for the best Chocolate Whoopie Pies.

If you need a taste tester you know where to find me.

Ingredients

  • 125g/4½oz butter
  • 150g/5½oz chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids, plus extra for melting (optional)
  • 225g/8oz sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g/8¾oz flour
  • 30g/1¼oz cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 18 marshmallows

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350G/Gas 3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.)
  3. Whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla together in a separate bowl then fold in the chocolate mixture.
  4. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder together, then fold into the chocolate and egg mixture.
  5. Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray (the mixture should make 36 biscuits) and bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and set aside half of the biscuits on a cooling rack. Turn the remaining biscuits over and place a marshmallow on top of each. Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes, or until the marshmallows have softened.
  7. Remove from the oven and set aside on a cooling rack to cool slightly. Press the cooled biscuits on top.
  8. Optional: Melt 100g/3½oz extra chocolate and pour this over the cookies, then set aside to cool.

Caz x

chocolate

This week’s challenge: Eat the best chocolate you can get your hands on. In bed. Or in the bath.

Don’t think this one needs any explanation. I’ve already started (yes I know, one day early) – chocolate cake for breakfast – yum!

Check out below for the following week’s challenge – Sing Star anyone?

Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Turn up music you really love. Play it so loudly that it soaks in through your skin. Dance in your pyjamas. Feel the pain lift.

the 100 week challenge – the cupcakes list

Robot Cupcakes by Tasty Paintings

I’m happy, except when I’m moody of course and also first thing on Monday mornings. Being girls, I think we are always searching for ways to make us even more happy and I thought wouldn’t it be fun to combine my love for trying new things with making myself even happier. Sounds ideal doesn’t it.

Luckily, I stumbled across the lovely Gala Darling (if you haven’t read her blog yet, check her out – she is so full of wisdom) who wrote a list called 100 things to do when you’re upset – the sad trombone list – which I’m going to call 100 things to do to make you even more happy – the cupcakes list (yes cupcakes make me very happy).

Every week I’m going to go through the list in order and I’ll blog about it and you can share your experiences and thoughts too – I would love if you wanted to join me. For the whole list or just every now and then when you spot something that you think might be fun to try out or do.

I’ve had a look at the list and some I can’t wait to do but others I’m going to find a bit more challenging – but I guess that’s the point. Bring on wearing a moustache for a day.

Here we go!!

Caz x

P.S. Here’s the list of you want to have a sneak preview http://galadarling.com/article/100-things-to-do-when-youre-upset-the-sad-trombone-list