They’re cute, they’re miniature and they are oh so delicious! Whoopie pies are the perfect sized dessert for our little sweet tooth. And these Nutella and orange whoopie pies will sure have our little one begging for these home-made goodies again and again. Plus, this dessert makes for a great gift!

Whoopie Pies

Ingredients
Cream filling:
1 orange
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup caster/ superfine sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup cream cheese

Whoopie pie:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4  cup caster/superfine sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup Nutella
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup skimmed milk
a pinch of salt

Method
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F

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2. Make the cream filling. Finely grate the orange zest and squeeze the juice. Melt the butter in a bain-marie or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the sugar, egg and the juice and zest of the orange. Beat continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Beat in the cheese and chill for 1 hour.

3. Make the whoopie pies. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, Nutella,cocoa powder and milk. Mix well then add the flour and baking powder mixture.

4. Place 30 small spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet covered with baking parchment. Bake for 10–15 minutes. Remove from the oven, leave to cool on a cooling rack, then sandwich together with the cream filling.

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