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Whoopie Pies made with Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe

Whoopie Pies made with Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe

Find out how to make delicious little whoopie pies made out of a chocolate cake mix. This sandwich cookie is rich and moist, with a creamy filling. 

There’s nothing quite like the taste of chocolate cake sandwiched together with creamy frosting. And the best part? This recipe is made with a chocolate cake mix, so it’s super easy to prepare.

There are many different ways you can make whoopie pies, but this recipe is one of my favorites because it uses a chocolate cake mix. 

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These delicious little sweets are made of two soft cake-like cookies sandwiching a fluffy, creamy filling. The Chocolate Cake mix makes these Whoopie Pies extra moist and rich, and the filling is just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Homemade Whoopie Pies are perfect for a dessert or snack, and they’re also great for the holiday season, birthday parties or bake sales. This great recipe for a classic whoopie pie can be made in different flavors like lemon cake mix, devils food cake mix or red velvet cake mix.

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Chocolate Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 fl oz box of chocolate cake mix + ingredients according to the cake mix (or make from scratch with this chocolate cake recipe)
  • Marshmallow fluff (7 oz container)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature/softened
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Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

If you are using the silicone baking mat, make sure to spray it with your favorite non-stick cooking spray. Or if you prefer to use parchment paper, line cookie sheets with that. Or spray the cookie sheet with the non-stick baking spray and set it aside. 

Combine cake mix according to the directions on the box.  

If you are going to sight the circles without using a pattern, you can skip ahead to step 4. If you are using parchment paper and using a pattern to make the circles, do the following: Using a pencil, make the circles using the 1.9” inch cookie cutter as your circle pattern. Or make your own circle pattern out of a piece of paper. You will want to leave 2” inches between each circle. Repeat this process for each piece of parchment paper you plan to use. 

Pour batter into a piping bag (or Ziploc bag), cut off the tip of the bag, and carefully pipe batter into small circles. If you are using a silicone baking mat, try to keep the circles uniform. If you are using the parchment paper, try to stay inside the circles. 

Bake the circles for 10 – 12 minutes or until your toothpick or cake tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs on it.  

When they are done, allow the circles to rest in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack and allow them to finish cooling. 

Once the circles have totally cooled, you can make the filing. You will want the circles to be totally cooled so the filling doesn’t melt and run.  

To make the filling, in a medium bowl, beat butter and whip it with either a hand-held mixer or stand mixer until it is light, fluffy, and creamy. Then add in the powdered sugar. Once that is all mixed together, then add in the marshmallow fluff. Mix thoroughly. 

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Spoon the filling into a pastry bag and clip off the end of the bag. Fill the flat side of the circles with the marshmallow filling and top with a second cookie. Repeat the process until you have used all of the circles.  

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You can store your chocolate whoopie pie on the counter, in an airtight container, for up to a week at room temperature.  

Additional Tips

If you want to make bigger whoopie pies, just make bigger circles. You may have to double the amount of filling though. 

While a marshmallow-based frosting is the classic choice for traditional whoopie pies, Vanilla Buttercream and
Cream Cheese frosting have also become popular.

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Can Whoopie Pies Be Frozen?

Yes, you can. Place them in freezer-safe bags and freeze them for up to two months. You may want to place parchment paper between them to keep them from freezing together. To thaw, just place the bag on the counter and bring it to room temp. 

Do Whoopie Pies Have to Be Refrigerated? 

No, but I would suggest it. That way they stay the freshest. Place them in an airtight container with parchment paper between them. They will stay good in the fridge for up to a week.

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Whoopie Pies made with Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Find out how to make delicious little whoopie pies made out of a chocolate cake mix. This sandwich cookie is rich and moist, with a creamy filling. 

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 fl oz box of chocolate cake mix
  • ingredients according to the cake mix
  • Marshmallow fluff (7 oz container)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature/softened

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If you are using the sprinkles baking mat by Wilton, make sure to spray it with your favorite non-stick cooking spray. Or if you prefer to use parchment paper, line your baking sheet with that. Or spray the cookie sheet with the non-stick baking spray and set it aside. 

Step 2: Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box.  

Step 3: If you are going to sight the circles without using a pattern, you can skip ahead to

Step 4. If you are using parchment paper and using a pattern to make the circles, do the following: Using a pencil, make the circles using the 1.9” inch cookie cutter as your circle pattern. Or make your own circle pattern out of a piece of paper. You will want to leave 2” inches between each circle. Repeat this process for each piece of parchment paper you plan to use. 

Step 5: Spoon the cake batter into a piping bag (or Ziploc bag), cut off the tip of the bag, and carefully make the small circles. If you are using a silicone baking mat, try to keep the circles uniform. If you are using the parchment paper, try to stay inside the circles. 

Step 6: Bake the circles for 10 – 12 minutes or until your toothpick or cake tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs on it.  

Step 7: When they are done, allow the circles to rest in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack and allow them to finish cooling. 

Step 8: Once the circles have totally cooled, you can let make the filing. You will want the circles to be totally cooled so the filling doesn’t melt and run.  

Step 9: To make the filling, in a medium-sized bowl, add the softened butter and whip it with either a hand-held mixer or stand mixer until it is light, fluffy, and creamy. Then add in the powdered sugar. Once that is all mixed together, then add in the marshmallow fluff. Mix thoroughly. 

Step 10: Spoon the filling into a piping bag and clip off the end of the bag. Fill one of the circles with the marshmallow filling and top with another circle. Repeat the process until you have used all of the circles.   

Notes

Additional Tips for Success

If you want to make bigger whoopie pies, just make bigger circles. You may have to double the amount of filling though. 

While a marshmallow-based frosting is the classic choice for traditional whoopie pies, Vanilla Buttercream and Cream Cheese frosting have also become popular.

Can Whoopie Pies Be Frozen?

Yes, you can. Place them in freezer-safe bags and freeze them for up to two months. You may want to place parchment paper between them to keep them from freezing together. To thaw, just place the bag on the counter and bring it to room temp. 

Do Whoopie Pies Have to Be Refrigerated? 

No, but I would suggest it. That way they stay the freshest. Place them in an airtight container with parchment paper between them. They will stay good in the fridge for up to a week.

You can store your chocolate whoopie pie on the counter, in an airtight container, for up to a week at room temperature. 

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