Cardamom Whoopie with almond aka Den nya Semlan

Whoopie Pie Semla Semlor 5

So once again Sweden face the tradition of “Fettisdagen” aka “Fat Tuesday”. We then eat cardamom rolls filled with almond paste-mixture and topped with whipped cream. This roll is called “Semla”. You can find my recipe for a delicious classic semla here. 
But the swedes has started to crave a bit more innovative ways to devour this delicious roll, so there has started to pop up many different alternatives to the classic. There has been a semmel-wrap, chocolate semla, pancake semla, semmel-pretzel and even shrimp semla ( what’s up with that?)! So I thought that I have to come up with a new version of my own – and here it is: Whoopie Pie Semla! 
A Whoopie flavoured with cardamom. Filled with the classic almond paste-mixture and whipped cream. It is so crazy delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating them. Whoopie Pie Semla is a great way to have a classic semla but with a little less fuss and it’s also easier to eat more of them 😉 

Whoopie Pie Semla Semlor 2

110 g butter, softened
110 g caster sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1,5 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cardamom
225 g all purpose flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Almondpaste-mixture (half of this recipe)
300 ml double cream

Preheat oven to 180 c / 350 f. And line two large baking trays with non-grease baking paper.
Beat butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Stir in flour and bicarbonate of soda. Divide batter into 16 balls and place evenly onto the baking trays. Make sure they have at least 4 cm / 2″ between them. Bake one tray at a time for 10-15 minutes or until pale golden.
Remove from oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
Whisk double cream until firm peaks form. Fill a piping bag with a cream and place the bag in the fridge until you need it.
Follow instructions for the almond paste-mixture in this recipe. Spoon as much as you want of the mixture in the middle on one side of a whoopie pie. Pipe cream around and on top of the mixture. Now place another whoopie pie on top and dust with powdered sugar.
Whoopie Pie Semla Semlor
Let them sit in the fridge a few hours before eating for best results.
Keep in a airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Enjoy and I hope you like these delicious Whoopie Pie Semlor! 🙂

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