Gluten Free Chocolate Whoopie Pies -Gluteiinittomat Amerikkalaiset Suklaakakkuset

photo (35)I have this funny habit to send recipes to my email and store them in one particular folder called food recipes. The folder is so full of recipes that I wish to go them through eventually. The problem with this approach is that I cannot remember where I have found the recipes originally so forgive me if I use a recipe that is given somewhere else. I usually do my own version anyway so the main reason to store the recipes is to get an inspiration or basic measurements for my cooking and baking. This is the story of the whoopie pies I made today.

My brother-in-law is visiting us in London so I wanted to make sure he enjoys everything he eats in our house so we have lovely fresh seafood paella for dinner and whoopie pies for dessert! These whoopie pies are gluten free and vegan too. Of course if you don’t have these diet limitations you can use butter when dairy free margarin mentioned and use regular flour instead of gluten free. This recipe was so tasty that I got sugar high first after eating the dough from the bowl after baking them..and now attacking to pies when they are finally baked and filled.

So here you are the recipe for these US goodies 🙂

This recipe makes approximately 8-10 whoopie pies:

150g dairy free margarin

2 1/2 dl ( 1 1/4 cup) sugar

1dl (1/2 cup) pear puree

1 1/2dl (3/4 cup) rice milk

2 tbs Maizena

1dl (1/2 cup) coco powder

1/2tsp salt

1/2tsp vanilla powder

a few drops of vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

4 dl (2 cups) gluten free flour


75g dairy free margarin

2 1/2dl icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla powder

a few drops of vanilla extract

1/2dl coco powder (You can leave this out if you prefer vanilla filling.  You can also add 1/2 tsp cardamom to have a bit different vanilla filling.)

1. Whisk margarin and sugar until creamy and foamy.

2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

3. Pour scoops (5cmx5cm) of dough on the baking tray, trying to shape them like balls.

4. Bake in 175 degrees 12-15minutes. Test with the small stick to make sure they are fully cooked.

5. Let them cool down.

6. Whisk margarin and icing sugar together. Add the vanilla powder and extract and coco powder and whisk.

7. When whoopie pie halves have cooled down add the filling and build the whoopie pies!