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Whoopie Pies Recipe Made with a Cake Mix

Whoopie Pies Recipe Made with a Cake Mix

This fun whoopie pie recipe is made with a cake mix! They’re fun for birthday parties and more. These Homemade Whoopie Pies have a homemade marshmallow filling and rolled in bright sprinkles!

cake mix whoopie pies

Next week was my daughter (my baby) is turning 10. A whole decade, two whole hands. I can’t believe it. I love making birthdays extra special for my kids.

You don’t have to make intricate, complicated recipes to make something special. These Cake Mix Whoopie Pies are easy and fun to make. I bet your kids will even have fun making them with you!

I usually make a chocolate cake for my kids, but this year I decided to do something different. 

These whoopie pies are festive and actually really very versatile.

These cake like treats have a fluffy homemade marshmallow frosting in the center.

cake mix whoopie pies

The best part about these whoopie pies is that everyone will think you did a ton of work to get them on the table, making them great for bake sales when the kids volunteer you. Don’t you love recipes like that? 

The classic whoopie pie is a New England phenomenon and the first time I had one we were on a getaway to Pennsylvania, it was a chocolate whoopie pie. These sweet treats quickly became one of my new favorite things. Traditional Whoopie Pies are a sandwich cookie shaped into round mounds with a creamy filling.

This is just one more perfect way to use a box cake mix, giving you the extra time to do things you love. And another one of the great recipes to come off of social media these days.

Your soft cake-like cookies will be perfect with a big glass of milk.

cake mix whoopie pies

How to Make these Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card where I have the full easy recipe with instructions and simple ingredients found at the grocery store.

Here is the equipment you will need (with affiliate links):

Ingredients:

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • uncoated sprinkles
  • unsalted butter
  • a jar of marshmallow fluff
cake mix whoopie pies

1 box vanilla cake mix
vegetable oil
eggs
vanilla extract
uncoated sprinkles
1/2 stick butter
a jar of marshmallow fluff

Let’s get started on making your Cake Mix Whoopie Pies!

Preheat oven to 375. Line a large baking sheet with cut parchment sheets or line cookie sheets with a silicone mat.

With an electric mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla and sprinkles in a large bowl and mix on low speed until fully incorporated.

cake mix whoopie pies
cake mix whoopie pies

Using a small cookie scoop or a small ice cream scoop, scoop even balls of the cookie dough and drop batter onto prepared baking sheets. You will want to leave about 2 inches between each ball of dough so it has room to expand, that is why we are using a small scoop.

cake mix whoopie pies

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 mins or until the edges are golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack. While your whoopie pies are cooling, making your creamy frosting!

cake mix whoopie pies


Beat together the fluff and butter until smooth. Add in the confectioners sugar a little at time beating until smooth. Icing should not be super stiff but fall into a ribbon pattern when you pick your spatula up from the icing.

cake mix whoopie pies
cake mix whoopie pies

You can fill a pastry bag with the icing or use your cookie scoop to add one scoop of icing onto the flat side of the cake mix cookies. Then top with a second cookie and roll in the sprinkles.

cake mix whoopie pies
cake mix whoopie pies
cake mix whoopie pies

Serve your cake batter whoopie pies at room temperature or serve cold. Keep your cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.

cake mix whoopie pies

Different Flavors You Can Make With Cake Mixes for easy whoopie pies for any occasion, holiday or next time you need a treat:

  • I make them every year for the 4th of July
  • Pair a spice cake mix (fall) or Carrot Cake (Easter) with cream cheese centers
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pies is perfect for Valentine’s Day with cream cheese frosting
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is a great way to have an easy dessert for Thanksgiving or Halloween
  • Using Devil’s Food Cake Mix with Marshmallow Cream is like eating a big fluffy oreo

Some tips and tricks:

  • These sandwiches will mimic an ice cream sandwich if chilled or lightly frozen, without melting.
  • If the icing doesn’t fall in a ribbon pattern, add a teaspoon of water to loosen it up a bit.
  • Avoid a wax coated sprinkle for this dessert. It will make for a better mouth feel.
  • Let’s settle a debate: Are Whoopie Pies Cookies or Cake? They’re a little bit of both! They’re soft and fluffy like a cake, but is like biting into a homemade cookie.
cake mix whoopie pies
Cake Mix Whoopie Pies Recipe

Cake Mix Whoopie Pies Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
This fun whoopie pie recipe is made with a cake mix! They're fun for birthday parties and more. These Homemade Whoopie Pies have a homemade marshmallow filling and rolled in bright sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup uncoated sprinkles
  • 1 7.5oz jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 cups confectioner's sugar

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375
    2. Add cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla and sprinkles to a large bowl and stir until fully incorporated.
    3. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop even balls of the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    4. Leave 2 inches between each ball of dough so it has room to expand.
    5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 mins or until the edges begin to brown.
    6. Allow to cool.
    7. Make the marshmallow icing by beating fluff and butter until smooth.
    8. Add in the confectioners sugar a little at time beating until smooth.
    9. Icing should not be super stiff but fall into a ribbon pattern.
    10. Using the same scooper from the cookies, add one scoop of icing to the cooled cookies.
    11. Roll in the sprinkles.
    12. Serve at room temperature or serve cold

Notes

  • These sandwiches will mimic an ice cream sandwich if chilled or lightly frozen, without melting.
  • If the icing doesn’t fall in a ribbon pattern, add a teaspoon of water to loosen it up a bit.
  • Avoid a wax coated sprinkle for this dessert. It will make for a better mouth feel

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