Chocolate Whoopies with berries

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An original alternative to the famous cupcakes. Whoopies are little cakes made of two layers of sponges filled with cream and covered with a soft chocolate icing.  Enjoy with a coffee together with friends. They are sure to be a hit. 

Ingredients

For the dough:
200 g Mix C - Mix Pâtisserie
2 eggs
100 g butter
4 tbsp sugar
90 g chocolate
For the filling:
150 g cream
200 g forest fruits (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries)
2 tbsp sugar
100 ml water
1 package vanilla pudding
For the glaze / icing:
100 g chocolate
1 tbsp chocolate spread
2 tbsp oil

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

For the filling:

  • Heat the berries in a pan over a medium heat, together with water and sugar.
  • Place a little of the liquid in a glass and set to one side.
  • Mix the liquid in the glass with the pudding powder and add to the berries.
  • Stir well and bring to a simmer until the berry mixture thickens.
  • Then allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, whip the cream until stiff.
  • Combine with the cooled berries.

For the batter:

  • Separate the eggs.
  • Thoroughly beat the egg yolks with the butter and sugar.
  • Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and put to one side.
  • Stir chocolate pieces into the egg-butter mix.
  • Alternately fold in sieved flour and egg white.
  • Fill an icing bag or a freezer bag with the batter and ice the batter onto the prepared baking tray.
  • Make sure that there is enough space between the rounds of batter.
  • Bake for approx. 10 minutes.

For the glaze:

  • Heat the chocolate, chocolate spread and oil in a bain-marie.
  • Once the cakes have cooled, spread with the chocolate cream and place another cake on top.
  • Brush with the glaze and serve.
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