Whoopies - Irish style! The kids will love making them, and the adults will love eating them!


  • 120 g butter
  • 190 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 270 g flour
  • 5 tblsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 250 ml buttermilk
  • for the filling
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 170 g butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavouring
  • 1 tsp green food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In one bowl combine all the dry ingredients. In another bowl beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Then beat in the egg.
  3. Now add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk alternatively and slowly until all are combined into a thick batter.
  4. Using two teaspoons shape into rounded drops and space on baking sheets allow for spreading and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile make the filling by whisking all the ingredients together until a light paste is formed.
  6. When the rounded drops have cooled sandwich together with filling and serve.

This recipe is courtesy of the Dr. Oetker.