Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies – #SRC

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Food blogging during the holidays can be quite dangerous. I think the New Years resolution of losing weight was first started by food bloggers, chefs and cooks.

It’s literally impossible to get through any recipe without licking a spoon, sampling a bite numerous bites, or inhaling the whole photographed plate by the end of the cooking session.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I should know after sampling devouring two of these Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies.

This month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment sent me over to Sarah’s blog at Sarah’s Kitchen.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Sarah is an English gal living in Houston who has a loooong list of recipes to choose from that she makes for her husband Randal all the time. I couldn’t decide between her Beef and Beer Stew or Limoncello Cake.

I opted for these Chocolate Christmas Puddings for the holidays and added a pudding like whoopie pie filling topped with chopped candy cane kisses in the middle. Oh so festive!

Sarah doesn’t like pudding much, so these are her chocolaty take-with some added fluff. My sister and I were drooling over Sarah’s blog and instantly thought of fluff when we saw these domed and iced babies. The moist chocolate seemed like it would go perfectly. And it did!

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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Meanwhile, make these!

Ingredients:
Christmas Pudding:
3/4 cup, plus 2 Tb flour
6 Tb cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/2 cup black coffee
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tb powdered sugar, for dusting

Filling:
1 cup milk
5 Tb flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
10 candy cane kisses, finely chopped
(Based on this recipe)

First you want to start the filling by whisking together the milk and flour, then cooking it in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly until it resembles a thick pudding. Transfer it to the refrigerator to cool.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Whisk together the pudding ingredients of flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Beat the sugar, oil and egg in a stand mixer until smooth and creamy.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add half the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

With the mixer on low speed, pour in the coffee, buttermilk and vanilla.

Slowly mix in the remaining dry ingredients.

Spray muffins tins with non stick cooking spray.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, filling halfway.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake for 16-20 minutes until springy when touched and batter cake pulls away from the sides of the muffin tin.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Place it on top of the baked chocolate cakes and flip muffin tin over to cool on the baking sheet upside down.

When cool, tap out chocolate cakes, loosening with a knife if needed.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

For the filling, beat the shortening and butter with the vanilla until fluffy. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Gradually beat in the cooled pudding milk mixture. Beat until white and fluffy.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Carefully cut the chocolate pudding cakes in half and scoop a heaping spoonful of fluff on the bottom half. Top with one teaspoon chopped candy cane kisses.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Place other half on top of fluff filling.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Dust Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies generously with powdered sugar and enjoy.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Makes about 16 super chocolaty and moist whoopie pies full of minty fluff.

 Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Number of servings: 16

Per Serving 227 calories

Fat 11 g

Carbs 31 g

Protein 3 g

16


Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 6

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Cakes

  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 Tb flour
  • 6 Tb cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup black coffee
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tb powdered sugar, for dusting
  • For the Filling

  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 Tb flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 candy cane kisses, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Start the filling by whisking together the milk and flour, then cooking it in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly until it resembles a thick pudding. Transfer it to the refrigerator to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Whisk together the pudding ingredients of flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. Beat the sugar, oil and egg in a stand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add half the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. With the mixer on low speed, pour in the coffee, buttermilk and vanilla. Slowly mix in the remaining dry ingredients.
  6. Spray muffins tins with non stick cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, filling halfway.
  7. Bake for 16-20 minutes until springy when touched and batter cake pulls away from the sides of the muffin tin.
  8. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Place it on top of the baked chocolate cakes and flip muffin tin over to cool on the baking sheet upside down. When cool, tap out chocolate cakes, loosening with a knife if needed.
  9. For the filling, beat the shortening and butter with the vanilla until fluffy. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar.
  10. Gradually beat in the cooled pudding milk mixture. Beat until white and fluffy.
  11. Carefully cut the chocolate pudding cakes in half and scoop a heaping spoonful of fluff on the bottom half. Top with one teaspoon chopped candy cane kisses. Place other half on top of fluff filling.
  12. Dust Chocolate Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies generously with powdered sugar and enjoy.


 

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