My husbands favorite dessert is chocolate cake. My favorite food ever is cream cheese icing. These whoopie pies are the perfect marraige of the two. They are even in a nice handheld cookie shape so they are easier to take to parties and set out for a crowd. Or just set on the kitchen table for us to eat in one sitting.
The recipe easily doubles or triples easily if you are making for a crowd.
Chocolate Whoppie Pies with Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (white whole wheat or regular)
1/4 cup sugar
scant 1/4 cup milk, skim or almond
2 Tbs + 1 tsp cocoa powder
2 Tbs plain yogurt
1 Tbs butter or coconut oil, melted
3 Tbs egg whites or 1 beaten egg
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda together.
In a separate bowl mix butter, yogurt, milk, and egg.
Combine the two.
Spoon 12 circles onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, until tester comes out clean.
While the cakes are baking, combine the icing ingredients with a mixer, or fork together if you don’t want to dirty more dishes.
Take cakes out of oven and let cool 10 minutes before dividing icing evenly between 6 cakes. Top iced cakes with remaining 6 cakes to make the sandwich.
If you are making these the day before, I would use 3 Tbs of butter instead of 1 Tbs butter and 2 Tbs yogurt. But if you are eating these the same day, I honestly can’t tell the difference and yogurt is obviously much healthier!
And ever since getting my silpats, this dessert is even easier to make. Quick, healthy for a dessert, delicious…does it get any better?
Calories : 188
Fat: 5 g
Sodium: 158 mg (7%)
Carbohydrates: 34.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 24 g
Protein : 4 g