Yummy hand-held chocolate cakes made with gluten free cake batter. Light and soft, the sandwiched sponge is deeply cocoa and not over-sweet. Optional dairy free. Fill as you choose, but the recipe below includes a Nutella whipped cream.
icing sugar (powdered/confectioners sugar) to sprinkle
Chocolate Whoopie Pie Sponge
Line 2 to 3 large baking sheets with baking paper (or batch bake if you don’t have enough)
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4.
Weigh, sieve and mix together the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and xanthan gum in a medium bowl and set aside.
Melt the butter and chocolate together in a small bowl by either placing the bowl over a gently simmering saucepan of water, stirring frequently. OR using a microwave on medium setting in 30 second bursts, stirring between each.
Once the chocolate and butter are melted, smooth and fully combined, set aside to cool slightly.
Whisk the egg in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat the sugar into the egg (about a third at a time) until smooth, thick and glossy.
Add the chocolate-butter mix, soured cream (or yoghurt), vanilla and half of the milk and beat until fully combined and silky.
Add half of the flour-cocoa mix and beat until smooth.
Fold in the remainder of the flour mix a little at a time alternately with the remaining milk, until you have a smooth batter of thick dropping consistency.
Either pipe or spoon the mixture onto the baking sheets in small walnut-sized balls, 3 to 4 cm apart.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until a knife comes out clean and the tops are springy to the touch. You may want to swap the trays around half way through cooking to ensure an even bake.
Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Nutella Whipped Cream
Whisk the cream with the Nutella in a medium-sized bowl until it has thickened and holds its shape.
Sandwich together the Whoopies with Nutella cream.
Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.Gluten Free Alchemist Flour Blend A can be found on the GFA Flours & Flour BlendingPage. If using an alternative flour blend, the texture may vary slightly.