Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chocolate & Espelette pepper Whoopie pie with Mango, Espellete pepper filling


Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 11

She wished it might be possible for her to avoid ever seeing Captain Wentworth at the Hall:  those rooms had witnessed former meetings which would be brought too painfully before her;
but she was yet more anxious for the possibility of Lady Russell and Captain Wentworth never meeting anywhere.  They did not like each other, and no renewal of acquaintance now could do any good; and were Lady Russell to see them together, she might think that he had too much self-possession, and she too little.

The conclusion of her visit, however, was diversified in a way which she had not at all imagined.  Captain Wentworth, after being unseen and unheard of at Uppercross for two whole days, appeared again among them to justify himself by a relation of what had kept him away.

Chocolate & Espelette pepper Whoopie Pie with Mango, Espellete pepper filling
Whoopie pie recipe inspired fromLa Tarte au Formarche
Recipe of mango filling inspired from Maxi Bon App’ cookbook


2 eggs
120g  butter (room temperature)
150g sugar
350g flour
250ml milk
5g of baking powder
50g cocoa powder
1 tbsp of Espelette pepper or Cayenne pepper

For Mango & Espellete filling:
1 ripe mango (cut in pieces)
½ lime juice
½ packet of agar-agar
2 tsbp of brown sugar
1 tsp Espelette pepper


1)      1) For mango filling: On medium heat , combine mango pieces lime juice, brown sugar & Espelette pepper. Bring to a boil for  3 to 4 minutes & stir well. Delude agar-gar with a little water & add into the mango mixture & bring to a boil . Stir well till all combined & thicken to compote texture. Remove from heat & pour in mixer & mix till smooth. Let to cool before chilling it.

2)      Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease whoopee pie pan or a baking tray.

3)      Sift flour , cocoa powder &  baking powder in a bowl.  Beat butter & sugar till creamy.

4)      Add in Espelette pepper  & eggs gradually . Beat till well combined.

5)      Fold in flour & alternate with milk & stir till all well incorporated. 

6)      Using a piping bag or an ice-cream  scoop  to scoop a dollop on whoopee pie pan or baking tray or piped with a piping bag on baking tray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let to cool.

7)      Using a piping bag to added the mango filling on cake. Sprinkle some Espellete pepper on top of the whoopee pie.

Submitting this post to Bake Along bloghop with the theme Whoopie Pie.


  1. Hi Kit, Firstly the long mouthful name of your Whoopie Pie certainly caught my attention, and secondly the espelette pepper (first time hearing of this pepper) is rather intriguing, and thirdly, mixing it in the mango filling sends my taste-buds on the track to curiosity! Delish! Very creative of you. Now can I have one of this unique Whoopie Pie so that I can enjoy it while watching the Whoopie Carousel? Hahaha!
    Great job! Enjoy your weekend, have a delicious one!

  2. a chilli one!! your imagination is really running very wild this time! i often hear that choc and chilli come well together, i guess this must be very true! this is very special, kit and thanks very much for your entry to bake along!

  3. Mmmmmmm Another yummy whoopie pies ! Adding that espelette sounds interesting !

  4. These are some giant whoopie pies! Mango spiced up with pepper for the filling sounds terrific.

  5. Interesting and yet tempting combination of flavors. Sounds absolutely wonderful!

  6. This is so funny, Kit. I just came back from the Amish stand down the block and guess what I bought? Whoopie Pies!!! Although they are quite yummy, my favorite is the peanut butter, they sure don't sound or look as "exotic" as yours!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

  7. Oooo you can get a whoopie pan? Is that how some of you managed to get fatter whoopies? Mine turned out quite flat, but nevertheless very yummy.

    -Baby Sumo

  8. Looks like you love eating whoopie pie very much! I only tried chilli-flavoured chocolate once but I really like the combo! As for the taste of the mangoes, last mango season, we had many good-looking mangoes in Australia but they didn't have a strong mango taste, same problem that I'm facing here!

  9. Wow, chilli, mango and pepper certainly is a very imaginative combination! I would never have thought of that.

  10. Looks absolutely delicious! I would love to try some.

  11. Hi Kit, your whoopie pies look awesome, love the filling... something different and unique. Can roll 2 pieces over here? LOL

    As usual love your flowers and presentation, look classy.

    P/S Recently I tried the chocolate chilli, it taste quite good.I love it.

    Have a nice weekend, with lots of love and hugs to you.

  12. ooooh with chilli! sounds fantastic. Love the flavour combination going on here! very innovative. There is so much to learn from you. M so glad that m in your baking circle :D. Mwaaaah!
    lots of hugs!

  13. Chilli in your whoopi pie? sounds like a hot combo, this one looks delicious!

  14. Hi Kit,

    You are very clever using agar agar as gelling agent for your mango filling. Plus, your addition of espelette pepper makes your Whoopie pie flavours combination so special :D


  15. These whoopie pies sound perfectly yummy!

  16. very interesting twist! i never heard about the pepper :)
    chocolate and spicy, i wonder how it taste :) adding with mangoes, hmmm...should be yum! :)

  17. I'm a total chilli nut so would love to try these!

  18. What an interesting combination. I am sure the mango goes well with the piment - like you we always keep a stock of this delicious spice at home. So wonderful. Though I have never tried it with something sweet but must smell and taste lovely

  19. Thank you so much dear friends with your kind encouraging words that brightens my day. I truly appreciate it. Wish you all a lovely day & lots of hugs! :)

  20. Chocolate and Chili go so well together~! :D I wouldn't mind having this too. You have a creative mind.

  21. Wow that mango filling looks so inviting, I want to dive straight in! I bet it is a great combo paired with the chocolate whoopies!

  22. Ooh yes please. I'm a big fan of chilli and chocolate and the chilli would go well with the mango too. It would have been a brilliant entry for May's We Should Cocoa - although I shouldn't be letting on what the secret ingredient is quite yet.

    I had no idea France grew chillies so it was interesting to hear about Espelette