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Cornish whoopie pies


We like them little so have opted for mini-whoopies

ingredients 10 ingredients
Prep 10 mins Cooking 15 mins
user icon Serves 20-30 halves so that’s 10-15 filled whoopies people
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  • 100g butter, softened
  • 185g unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 35g cocoa
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100-125ml milk


  1. Preheat fan oven to 180°C / Fan oven 160°C /300°F, Gas Mark 3. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and egg. In another bowl, sieve and combine cocoa, flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the vanilla extract into the milk. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix, alternating with the milk mixture; beating until smooth.
  4. Drop batter using two spoons (to make 20-30 halves or 10-15 Whoopies when filled with cream) onto the prepared baking sheets. With the back of a spoon spread batter into 5cm / 2-inch circles, leaving approximately 4cm / 2 inches between each cake. Bake for 15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. When the cakes are completely cool, spread the flat side (bottom) of one chocolate cake with a generous amount of Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream. Top with another cake, pressing down gently to distribute the filling evenly. Repeat to make 10-15 whoopies.
  6. Decorate in your own individual style.
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Comments (3)

Reuben Horsley says: 23 Jul 2012 at 9:16 pm

Just made these- they went down in seconds! The whole family loved them! They were amazing!!

Belinda says: 02 Aug 2011 at 7:52 am

Thank you for your comments. We’re delighted that our cream makes you a little less homesick. Unfortunately our milk is not being exported outside of Devon and Cornwall just yet… but who knows?

Stephen Robins says: 01 Aug 2011 at 4:51 pm

Propperjob!!It makes being away from Cornwall a little more bareable. Will Rodda’s Milk be exported up to Kent? I get the clotted cream from our local Waitrose in Tenterden.

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