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Vanilla Whoopie Bites

This American recipe makes a delicious alternative to making cookies or cakes.

12 Portions

Easy 40 Minutes



For the recipe Vanilla Whoopie Bites

For the Pies:

65 g Margarine (2 ½ oz) softened
100 g Caster Sugar (3 ½ oz)
Egg Yolk
7 ½ g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (2 ½ tsp)
75 ml Whole Milk (3 fl.oz)
200 g Plain Flour (7 oz)

For the Decoration:

200 g Icing Sugar (7 oz)
65 g Unsalted Butter (2 ½ oz) softened
Dr. Oetker Sugar Strands




Vanilla Whoopie Bites

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, 350°F, Gas Mark 4). Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together until pale and creamy then beat in the egg yolk and 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract.


Gradually sieve in the flour and Baking Powder, and add the milk, stirring well after each addition, to make a smooth, thick cake mixture. Spoon mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a 1cm (1/2inch) plain nozzle.


Pipe small mounds on the baking trays – you should be able to make 24. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until risen, lightly golden and firm to the touch. Cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


For the icing, sift half the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and gradually mix in 10-15ml (2-3 tsp) water to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Spread icing generously over the peaked side of 12 of the whoopie halves and then sprinkle the icing with sugar strands. Leave for a few minutes to set.


For the whoopie pie filling, put the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sieve in the remaining icing sugar, beating well after each addition, to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Add the Vanilla Extract. Spread the icing generously over the flat sides of the remaining pie halves. Sandwich the peaked and flat whoopie halves together to serve.

1 serving = 43g

Nutritional Information For the recipe Vanilla Whoopie Bites

Per serving Per 100g/ ml
Energy 1046kJ
Fat 9.8g 16g
Carbohydrate 38g 61g
Protein 2.2g 3.6g