Glorious Gluten-Free Whoopie Pies

January 24, 2012

These glorious gluten-free whoopie pies from Gluten Free on a shoestring are a decadent dessert.  The whoopie pies are flavored with chocolate and peanut butter, really who doesn't love that combination?  If that weren't good enough, they are sandwiched together with a salted caramel cream (again, who can turn down salted-caramel anything?).  These delicious gluten-free whoopie pie will please gluten-averse and gluten-lovers alike.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie with Salted Caramel Filling
Recipe from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring


1 3/4 cups (245g) all-purpose gluten-free flour (I use Better Batter)
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if using Better Batter)
2/3 cup (53g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (109g) packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup (67g) granulated suga
1/2 cup (128g) smooth no-stir peanut butter (or other nut butter)
4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter
4 tablespoons (48g) nonhydrogenated vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cups milk (low-fat is fine, nonfat is not, nondairy is fine)
2 extra-large eggs at room temperature


8 tablespoons (112g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cups (173g) confectioner’s sugar
1 recipe Savory Sweet Life {Simple Yet Glorious} Caramel Sauce:, cooled & salted with coarse salt (lightly flaked sea salt, kosher salt, or (best) fleur de sel), to taste

For full recipe directions, click here.

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