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Gluten free Vanilla & Strawberry mallow Whoopie pies

Following on from Sunday's post, here are some I baked using the gluten-free vanilla whoopie recipe by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell from the book: Whoopie pies. I have adapted the recipe slightly and filled them with strawberry marshmallow frosting .

Gluten Free

24 Whoopie pies


Vanilla whoopie pies

  1. Preheat oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F).

  2. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.

  3. In a separate small bowl combine the milk, bicarbonate of soda, and vinegar.

  4. Beat butter, white butter, granulated sugar and dark brown sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture turns a pale colour.

  5. Slowly, on a low speed, beat in the eggs and buttermilk until mixed thoroughly.

  6. Gradually beat in milk, soda,vinegar mixture, flour and vanilla until mixed thoroughly

  7. Pipe a splodge of batter onto one of the prepared baking trays and repeat 24 times, leaving a 5cm (2") gap between each splodge. Repeat above step on second prepared tray.

  8. Bake one sheet at a time for 10 minutes.

  9. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then place cakes on a wire rack to cool.

Strawberry marshmallow frosting

  1. Using the paddle attachment on your food mixer, beat the marshmallow fluff and vegetable shortening until the mixture is smooth and fluffy

  2. Add half of the icing sugar and vanilla extract, beat until smooth

  3. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat until creamy and smooth

To decorate

  1. Spoon the marshmallow frosting into a piping bag with a star nozzle attached

  2. Pipe frosting in a swirl on top of flat side of one whoopie pie

  3. Place another whoopie pie, flat side down on top of frosted whoopie pie, repeat till you have 24 whoopie pies


Vanilla whoopie pies

  • 268g gluten free self raising flour

  • 4 tbsp butter (unsalted)

  • 4 tbsp vegetable shortening

  • 100g granulated sugar

  • 100g dark brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 120g buttermilk

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 0.5 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp xantham gum

  • 1 tsp vinegar (white )

  • 1 tsp vanilla (extract)

Strawberry marshmallow frosting

  • 213g marshmallow fluff (strawberry)

  • 180g vegetable shortening

  • 110g icing sugar

  • 1 tbsp vanilla (extract)


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