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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)
1 Egg Yolk
7.5 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 (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.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Vanilla Whoopie Bites

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1022 kJ
244 kcal
1675 kJ
400 kcal
Fat 9.13 g 14.96 g
Carbohydrate 38.00 g 62.29 g
Protein 2.13 g 3.49 g