Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Cook time 40 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

200g milk chocolate
250g cream cheese, chopped
125g unsalted butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarb soda
½ cup buttermilk

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C

Combine the chocolate and cream cheese in a bowl over simmering water. Stir until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat. Chill until firm enough to spread.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Fold in the sifted flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb soda with the buttermilk until combined. Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto lined baking trays to make 32, allowing room for spreading.

Bake in a hot oven 200°C for 8-10 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely on a rack. Spread the prepared chocolate cream over 16 bases then sandwich together. Serve immediately.