Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cheesy S'mores Whoopie Pies

LBT #6 challenge for this month is something that has been highly raved by many food bloggers especially in the US lately - was about to give it a try when I saw the announcement of the challenge - great timing!

So, here it is.... I made S'mores whoopie pies, but I found the marshmallow filling was too overly sweet, so I added cream cheese and it worked well! I know it's not the same kind of S'mores people know, but as long as I like it and the family does too :P
Idea is from HERE

Texture is perfect! Pillowy soft and fluffy, taste supper yummy! Especially with the cheesy filling - as you know, chocolate and cheese will never go wrong! :)

What you need:

***For the cake:
(adapted from Ricke - one of the host for LBT)
I found this recipe does suit my liking much more than the original recipe where I got the idea from....

125g unsalted butter
200g brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
280g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
250ml buttermilk

Preheat oven to 180degC
Sieve together baking soda, cocoa powder and salt
Beat in high speed butter and brown sugar til doubled in volume
Add in egg, vanilla (low speed)
Still in low speed, add in flour mixture alternatively with buttermilk - mix well

Drop 1 tbsp for each pie (I used lightly greased muffin tray)
Bake for 10minutes approximately (do not overbake otherwise it'll become chewy cookies)
Transfer on cooling rack til cool completely

***For the filling:
(recipe is from Martha Stewart)

Marshmallow fluff:
*2 egg whites
*1/3 cup sugar
*1/8 tsp (half of 1/4 tsp) cream of tartar
*1/2 tsp vanilla extract
===> Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a pan, cook over low heat - whisk continuously til sugar dissolved and the mixture are warm to the touch - around 3 to 4minutes
Transfer to mixer bowl and beat starting from low speed, gradually increaing to high, til stiff and glossy - around 5 to 7minues
Add vanilla, and mix well until combined

To add the marshmallow fluff with 250g cream cheese - diced - beat in low speed til completely mixed and smooth

***For the topping:

2.5 ounces semi sweet chocolate - chopped
1/4 cup heavy cream
===> Heat cream in small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to just a boil, cos if it boils for too long, it'll boil out of pot - so pls watch carefully
When it has come to a boil, pour over the chocolate, and allow to sit for a few mins. Whisk til smooth

***graham crackers crumbs / chcolate wafer crumbs for garnish (the latter one doesn't represent the real s'mores but who cares, it's nice!)

To assemble:

Pipe filling on the flat sides of the half of the cakes
( I skipped this step: use kitchen torch to lightly toast the marshmallow filling)
Top each with one of the remaining cakes - flat side down
Place ganache on top of each whoopie pie and spread in circular pattern, sprinkle with graham crackers crumbs - let it set up

I keep them in the container in the fridge, best eaten when you let it back to the room temperature - or else can microwave for 30 seconds

I enjoy eating this many other kind of variations that you can think of will do just awesome
Think about lemon and lemon cheese filling.... pandan and cheese filling... green tea and red beans filling... etc...etc.... :P


  1. Mbak...dulu aku kira whoppie pies itu kukis...ternyata kayak cake ya *yg belum prnh bikin* ngileeeer abisnya cantik banget. Apalagi dalemnya ada kejunya...slurppph...

  2. Looks great! I am not that hardworking to make this. :P

  3. hi Hesti, hehe...iya nih, enak, teksturnya kayak butter cake, tapi lbh empuk :)

    hi Ching, thks :) hehe...actually quite simple to make, i did also purely out of curiousty but its really worth trying :)

  4. i've never attempted whoppie pies, is their texture just like ordinary sponge cakes?

  5. hi Lena, i can say it's pretty similar to sponge cake but sponge cake is a lil more 'airy'
    if u overbake them, they can turn similar to chewy cookies kind heheheh...



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