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Make them once, and you’ll have a life-long love affair with these bite-sized beauties.

Ingredients
625 ml (350 g) Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour
5 ml bicarbonate of soda
2 ml salt
10 ml cocoa powder
375 ml (300 g) sugar
2 extra-large eggs
250 ml buttermilk
250 ml cooking oil
30 ml red food colouring
10 ml vanilla essence
5 ml white vinegar

For the cream cheese icing  
60 g butter or margarine, softened
625 ml (325 g) icing sugar, sifted
100 g cream cheese
5 ml vanilla essence
5 ml grated lemon rind (optional)

Method

  1. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cocoa powder together. Add the sugar.
  2. Combine the eggs, buttermilk, oil, food colouring, essence and vinegar and mix well. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix well.
  3. Spoon the mixture into greased patty pan pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes. Leave in pans to cool for a few minutes, before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For the icing: Cream butter and icing sugar together. Add cream cheese, essence and lemon rind and beat lightly to a smooth, spreadable consistency. Don’t over-mix. Sandwich the whoopie pies together with the icing. Dust with icing sugar.
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