Monday, August 8, 2011

Whoopie Pies ~ 3 Ways

Our neighbors brought over some rich chocolate and marshmallow treats last week.  When I asked her for the recipe, she sent over a Whoopie Pie pan and all the ingredients to make them.  She's so sweet!  I have never eaten a Whoopie Pie before.  In this recipe, the cookies are made with cake mix, then are used to sandwich sweet marshmallow buttercream frosting.  If you don't have a Whoopie Pie pan, you can use a mini cupcake pan, cut them in half, and fill them.

I made some regular Whoopie Pies...

Open faced Whoopie Pies...

And Mini Cupcake Whoopie Pies...

Cookie Ingredients:

1 - 18.25 oz. box Chocolate Fudge cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large stand mixer bowl, beat together all cookie ingredients for 3 minutes, or until batter is fluffy.  Fill the Whoopie Pie pan 2/3 of the way full.  Bake for 8 minutes, or until it springs back to the touch.  Let cool in pan for 3 minutes, then flip them out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Note:  If making mini cupcakes, bake for 10 minutes.

Marshmallow Buttercream Filling:

6 T unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
dash salt
1 - 7 oz. jar Marshmallow Creme
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
food coloring (optional)

In a large stand mixer bowl, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the salt, Marshmallow creme, vanilla extract, and food coloring (if using).  Beat for another minute until combined.

To assemble regular Whoopie Pies, spread or pipe some of the filling on a cookie and place another cookie on top.  If using cupcakes, cut them in half and spread some filling in the middle.  If making open faced, cut up a cookie as garnish.  Enjoy!


  1. We love whoopie pies! That filling sounds similar to the one I use from America's Test Kitchen. It really is the star of the Love it. I have never heard of the Whoopie Pie pan, that sounds neat though. I'm like you, it is so much easier to make them with the boxed cake mix!

  2. How cute are these...I love the color that you chose it is so bright. I love whoopie pies in any flavor and color.


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