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Emoji Whoopie Pies

Tell someone how you really feel with these delicious cream-filled treats shaped like emojis.

Ingredients

  • 250 milliliters skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 275 grams Butter, Softened
  • 200 grams Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Yellow Food Colouring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 450 grams Plain Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250 grams icing sugar
  • Edible Googly eyes
  • Edible markers in black and red

Steps

  1. First make a buttermilk by combining the vinegar and milk in a small bowl. Stir and then set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, cream 125 grams of butter and the sugar together until pale and creamy then beat in the egg, yellow food colouring and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt, mix. Gradually add spoonfuls of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition, along with a few glugs of buttermilk to make a smooth, thick cake mixture. You may not need all the buttermilk.
  4. Place batter in a piping bag or large freezer bag and cut a one inch opening in one of the corners. Gently pipe out the batter on to the baking trays to make even mounds roughly 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Allow room for spreading. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes until risen, lightly golden and firm to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Decorate the top side of half of the whoopie pies by drawing emoji faces using the edible markers. Attach the googly eye with a small dab of icing.
  6. For the icing, whisk together the remaining softened butter, 1 teaspoon extract and icing sugar until smooth and spreadable. Place in a piping bag with a star tip and carefully pipe onto the flat side of one of the pies. Place the second pie on top and serve.