Siúcra Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies

Siúcra Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies
Siúcra Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies

Serves 8-10

For the whoopie pies

125g unsalted butter, softened

200g Siúcra Caster Sugar

1 large egg

1tsp vanilla extract

350g  plain flour

50g cocoa powder

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

240ml buttermilk

For the buttercream:

400g Siúcra Icing Sugar

200g unsalted butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp milk

To decorate

60g Siúcra Roll Out Icing

A few drops green food colouring

A few drops red food colouring

20g Siúcra Icing Sugar

350g bag Siúcra Instant Royal Icing

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C,160°C Fan, Gas mark 4. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick parchment paper.
  2. To make the pies, in a large bowl, beat together the butter and Siúcra Caster Sugar, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda and mix. Gradually add the buttermilk and mix until combined.
  5. Add 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture per whoopie pie onto the prepared trays, leaving space between each.
  6. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and baked. Allow to cool.
  7. For the buttercream, beat together the Siúcra Icing Sugar, cocoa powder and butter until smooth.
  8. Spread onto the flat side of one whoopie pie and sandwich with another. Repeat until all whoopie pies have been filled. Set aside.
  9. For the decorations, take 50g of the Siúcra Roll Out Icing and add a few drops of green food colouring. Knead the icing until the colour is fully dispersed.
  10. Dust your work surface with some Siúcra Icing Sugar. Roll the green icing to 5mm thick, using a small holly leaf cutter, stamp out multiple leaves and set aside.
  11. To the remaing 10g of Siúcra Roll Out Icing, add the red food colouring. Knead the icing until the colour is fully dispersed.
  12. For the berries, take small pieces of red food colouring and roll into balls and set aside.
  13. Make the royal icing according to package instructions. Spoon into a piping bag and cut a small hole in the end.
  14. Pipe small drizzles on the top of each whoopie pie. Allow the icing to set for 5 minutes before adding 2 holly leaves on the top of each pie and 2-3 icing berries. Repeat until all the pies have been decorated.

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