Mocha Whoopie Pies

Easy recipe for soft and tender mocha whoopie pies with sweet buttercream icing. Perfect balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. Great as snack or dessert!

Continuing my CRAZE with mocha recipes,I can now add these mocha whoopie pies to the list too.

If you are a chocoholic who is crazy about coffee, you are gonna LOVE these whoopie pies!

And if you just can’t get enough of the mocha flavor, here are ALL the other mocha recipes from my blog archives…

Mocha crinkle cookies

Mocha caramel cookie dough truffles

Mocha pancakes with mocha syrup

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Mocha smoothie

MY OTHER RECIPES

Mocha almond fudge

Mocha peppermint pudding

Mocha cake roll with raspberries

Mocha brownies

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Anyways,back to these mocha whoopie pies… I have no clue how these treats got their name coz they DON’T look like pies at all.

They used to be quite POPULAR in my childhood but not any more.

I am not sure why that’s the case coz they are SIMPLE to make and taste delish.

They are also perfect for SNACKING and even packing for picnics.

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If you have never had one, they are basically two soft and tender cake-like cookies that are sandwiched between sweet buttercream icing.

My mom used to make chocolate whoopie pies for me when I was a kid.

I tweaked her recipe slightly and came up with this ADULT mocha version 🙂

These mocha whoopie pies have a very deep and RICH flavor because I used both, cocoa powder and espresso powder.

They should honestly be called “Death by chocolate and coffee” whoopie pies…lol.

mocha whoopie pies recipe 2Here are a few tips for making perfect mocha whoopie pies:

  • Make sure to line your cookie tray with parchment paper or else these whoopie pies will stick and be hard to remove.
  • When the batter is ready, fill it into a piping bag and then pipe circles on your cookie tray.This way, your whoopie pies will be more even in size and they won’t be as huge and poofy.
  • Espresso powder is very different than coffee powder. Espresso powder will dissolve in your batter. So, don’t even think about using coffee powder coz that will NOT dissolve and you will end up with a weird texture.
  • You can use whatever filling you like in these whoopie pies. If you are short on time, you can even use marshmallow fluff or peanut butter or jellies and preserves.
  • Decorating whoopie pies is optional but if you end up doing it, make sure they have cooled down completely.

mocha whoopie pies recipe 6To make these mocha whoopie pies, you will need the following ingredients:

Mocha cakes:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 tbsp good quality espresso powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 cup + 3 tbsp whole milk

Filling:
Buttercream icing OR Mocha frosting

Decoration:
Melted chocolate
Sprinkles

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract together until everything is thoroughly combined, smooth and pale brown in color.
This takes about 5 minutes.

Step 2:
In a small bowl or mug, add 3 tbsp milk and espresso powder.
Mix with a spoon until the granules are all dissolved.

Step 3:
Add this coffee mixture into the butter mixture and mix until just combined.

Step 4:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.

Step 5:
Add the flour mixture into the wet mixture, alternating with milk while continuing to mix at low speed until everything is just combined.
Don’t over-mix!

Step 6:
Fill a piping bag with this batter and pipe small circles on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.

Step 7:
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until they spring back when you touch them.

Step 8:
Allow them to cool down.
Then, squeeze little drops of melted chocolate randomly and toss sprinkles.

Step 9:
Sandwich two cookies with frosting.
And you are done!

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Mocha Whoopie Pies
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Easy recipe for soft and tender mocha whoopie pies with sweet buttercream icing. Perfect balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. Great as snack or dessert!
Ingredients
Mocha cakes:
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2½ tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup + 3 tbsp whole milk
Filling:
  • Buttercream icing OR Mocha frosting
Decoration:
  • Melted chocolate
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract together until everything is thoroughly combined, smooth and pale brown in color. This takes about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl or mug, add 3 tbsp milk and espresso powder. Mix with a spoon until the granules are all dissolved.
  3. Add this coffee mixture into the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the wet mixture, alternating with milk while continuing to mix at low speed until everything is just combined. Don't over-mix!
  6. Fill a piping bag with this batter and pipe small circles on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until they spring back when you touch them.
  8. When they have cooled down completely, squeeze little drops of melted chocolate randomly and toss sprinkles.
  9. Sandwich two cookies with frosting.
  10. And you are done!

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

4 Comments

  1. Leslie

    July 6, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I’m pinning these! They are so pretty and I love anything mocha!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 9, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Awwww! Thanks Leslie. Who can resist anything mocha flavored?! Right?! 😛

  2. Miranda

    July 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love the polka dots on them, it’s such a fun pop of color! The pictures are fantastic!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 8, 2016 at 2:46 am

      Awww thanks! I had a really tough time photographing these coz the sunlight kept shifting…hahahha!

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