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How to Make Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

How to make cake mix whoopie pies in any flavor. Red velvet whoopie pies, funfetti or chocolate are great. Easy cookie sandwich recipe that is fun to make with kids. If you loved our cake mix crinkle cookies these will be a hit too.

Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

Oh my were these cake mix whoopie pies fun to make with my girls!! If you know me you know I love quick easy dessert recipes. Using ready made dry mix can speed up the process and you can choose any flavor you want. Use homemade or a tub of frosting to fill and pop them in your mouth tonight! (affiliate links present)

Whoopie Pies with Cake Mix

I have shared a ton of boxed cake mix recipes on my site already, this takes it just a step further. Because it is close to Fourth of July why not use some food coloring to make them festive right?? If you used something like pumpkin, devils food or strawberry, those would already be colored. Choose your favorite and let’s get to baking…

Similar to our recipe for 6 cupcakes you could easily cut this in half if you needed to. Depending on how large you make each one I say this makes about 24 in all. Remember you need 2 cookies per sandwich and they are somewhat small so it isn’t a ton. I typically just follow the printable recipe as is, they save quite well too for later.

cake mix

You could call it this too. It is kinda’ like a sandwich cookie with filling in the center and a soft outside. You definitely don’t want to over bake these, softer is better. The texture should be a bit like a macaroon of sorts, but way easier to make than those would be. I like to use the same baking mat though. I call them silpat mats, made of silicone.

Alternatively, parchment paper could be used just the same. The biggest thing is you don’t want them to stick and start to break apart, that would make the bakers very sad. Especially if you’re cooking with kids you want to do what you can to make it fun, that is the name of the game right?

Since we wanted to use a bit of gel food coloring, a white cake mix was used. Use these instead of the liquid type of food colorings of the past because they won’t thin out the batter. You want it to be nice and thick like cookie batter.

cake mix batter

Questions you are probably asking right about now…..

How do you make whoopie pies with cake mix?

You are not going to follow the ingredients needed at the back of the box to make a cake. Instead you want it to become much thicker so less liquid is added. Using 3 eggs the whoopie cake batter will resemble that of sugar cookies so they won’t spread out on the baking sheet.

Pillsbury Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

You can use any brand you like here. Duncan Hines has some great selections to make chocolate cake mix whoopie pies, even lemon with cream cheese frosting in the middle is amazing. Here are a few other combinations we love;

  • Pumpkin or carrot cake mix with cream cheese frosting are great
  • Pineapple mix with coconut frosting rolled in coconut flakes around the outside
  • Strawberry with lemon frosting in the middle during the summer months

There are TONS of possibilities I tell you. You may find more flavors online if you live in a smaller town.

whoppie pies cake mix

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Oh and there is this option too that seems to be very popular. You can certainly make homemade frosting for the center. I am kinda’ all about fast and simple so I just use a tub of already made. I prefer “regular” vs. the whipped variety so it is thicker and keeps them fastened together a bit better but that’s up to you. You’ll need;

  1. A box of your favorite cake mix of choice
    1. pumpkin cake mix whoopie pies are incredible during the Fall
  2. Eggs
  3. Vegetable oil
  4. 1 box of instant pudding will be used so just choose a flavor that will compliment your mix
    1. use vanilla in general but if you had chocolate you could use the same flavor pudding mix
  5. A bit of water for the liquid
  6. Frosting of choice
    1. Homemade whoopie pie frosting
      1. Whip together 1 cup marshmallow fluff / creme
      2. 3/4 cup room temperature butter
      3. 3 cups powdered sugar
      4. 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. Bowl for mixing
  8. Hand mixer or KitchenAid to get it nice and smooth
  9. Tablespoon or very small cookie scoop

Parchment paper or silicone mat used on top of your cookie sheet a you see here is a necessity.

red velvet whoopie pies

How to Make a Whoopie Pie

Ok so we’re getting there. I separated the batter into two bowls since I wanted to color half red and half blue to create a red white and blue dessert. A little bit means a little, like a teeny tiny bit with gel coloring. Like 1/8 of a tsp, maybe less. A little goes a really long way with that stuff.

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F while you prepare batter. Put a silicone sheet on your baking sheet or line with parchment so they don’t stick.
  • In a large bowl beat together all ingredients with an electric mixer or use KitchenAid until it is smooth.
    • Use a heaping Tbsp to drop batter on prepared baking sheet with a few inches in between each one so they can spread out.
  • Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes or until they are all cooked to the center and no longer wet. Remove and place sheet on a cooling rack. (you’ll make several batches this way until batter is gone)
    • Leave on the pan until they cool completely to room temperature.
  • Spoon your tub of frosting into a pastry bag or freezer bag with the corner snipped off so you can pipe into the middle. Carefully use a spatula to remove each cookie without breaking.
  • Use tubbed frosting or in a medium bowl beat together powdered sugar with enough milk for it to create a thick bowl of yum.
    • Pipe frosting on the bottom of one cookie, or use tiny ice cream scoop to add in the middle.
    • Gently press a second on top with flat side touching frosting.

Serve immediately and devour or you could make ahead of time and put into the fridge to kinda’ harden up a bit and serve later. Jump to recipe below and let us know what your favorite flavor combination is!

fourth of july Whoopie Pies

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Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword cake mix, cookies, whoopie pies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 123kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F while you prepare the batter. Put a silpat sheet on your cookie sheet or line with parchment paper so they don't stick.
  • Use a hand mixer or stand to mix all ingredients together until it is smooth and a bit fluffy. Scoop up a heaping Tbsp full of dough and place on prepared baking sheet with a few inches in between each one so they can spread out and not touch.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until they are all cooked to the center and no longer wet. Remove and place sheet on a cooling rack. (you'll make several batches this way until batter is gone) Leave on the pan until completely cooled.
  • Spoon your tub of frosting into a pastry bag or freezer bag with the corner snipped off so you can pipe into the middle. Carefully use a spatula to remove each cookie without breaking.
  • Pipe frosting on the bottom of one cookie, then gently press a second on top with flat side touching frosting. Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Whoopie Pies
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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