Passion fruit whoopie pies

Make mini sandwich cakes zing with passionfruit flavoured filling for an afternoon delight
By James Martin
Passion fruit whoopie pies
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  • Serves: Makes 10
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy


For the cakes

  • 140 g granulated sugar
  • 85 g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 ml buttermilk
  • 280 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

For the filling

  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 fresh passionfruit, seeds removed
  • icing sugar, for dusting


1. For the cakes: Preheat the oven 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cream together the sugar and the butter. Add the vanilla, eggs, milk and buttermilk. Fold in the flour, baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt.

2. Divide between the greased whoopie tins (or Yorkshire pudding tins) and bake for 10 minutes.

3. For the filling: whisk together the cream cheese and the seeds of the vanilla pod and fold in the passion fruit.

4. When the cakes are cool enough to handle, take them off the tray and sandwich together with the cream cheese filling.

5. Dust lightly with some icing sugar and serve.

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