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RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES

A great recipe to show off another use of the Cuisipro mini ice-cream sandwich-maker.

Makes 12 – 16 small whoopie pies

INGREDIENTS

  • 125 g butter, softened
  • (125 ml)170 g castor sugar
  • (190 ml) (3/4 cup) 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 ml vanilla essence (1 teaspoon)
  • 250 g wheat cake our (450 ml) (1 3/4 cups)
  • 20 g cocoa powder (60 ml) (1/4 cup)
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 ml baking powder (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 5 ml white vinegar (1 teaspoon)
  • 15 ml red food coloring (3 teaspoons)
  • 190 ml buttermilk (3/4 cup)
  • 1 x tub Marshmallow Fluff (may be bought from specialty sweet stores)

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 160oC/140o fan/Gas mark 3.
  2. Grease and line a 34 x 24 x 4 cm baking tray with baking paper; grease again.
  3. In the bowl of an electric food-mixer place butter and sugar, and mix until light and creamy. This will take 5 – 7 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla essence.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
  6. Whisk together wet ingredients in yet another bowl.
  7. Stir the wet and dry ingredients into the butter mixture, adding half and half until a thick batter results.
  8. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking tray.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes until the mixture springs back when touched.
  10. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  11. Using the Cuisipro Mini Ice-Cream Sandwich-Maker, cut out shapes of the whoopie pies, and sandwich together with the fluff.
  12. Set up on a plate & sprinkle with icing sugar &/or colored, or chocolate sprinkles.

Variations:

  •  Use blue, green, or purple coloring instead of red, to create a different look.
  • Sandwich together with colored butter icing.
  • Sandwich together with lemon curd.
  • Sandwich together with whipped cream or Oley Whip and icing sugar.

Equipment: Scale, measuring cups/spoons, spoon, sieve, mixing bowls, baking tray, baking paper, scissors, paper towels, Spray ́n Cook or melted butter and brush, microwave-safe jug, silicone spatula, oven gloves, cooling rack, serving platter, sharp knife, cake-lifter, paper plates/serviettes.

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