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Whoopie Pies

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Whoopie Pie
10 Min

This sinfully good recipe for Whoopie Pies, which are an Amish Pennsylvania Dutch specialty, tastes incredible with a cold glass of milk. With a rich creamy filling sandwiched between two mini chocolate cake rounds, "from scratch" was never easier!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil, and eggs; beat well. Drop on baking sheets in 2-1/2- to 3-inch circles. Bake 7 to 8 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool slightly then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a saucepan, combine milk and flour, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it forms a thick paste. Let cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat sugar and shortening until fluffy; stir in vanilla extract then add cooled flour mixture and beat until doubled in volume.
  5. Turn half of the cooled cakes over on their backs. Spoon a dollop of filling onto half of them. Place the other half of the cakes on top of the filling, forming sandwiches.



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Regular, traditional cake frosting, or a peanut-butter filling, should be used with these, instead of 1 cup of SHORTENING and sugar.

I made a bunch of these for my pumpkin party (everyone goes to get their pumpkins, then party's after) Anyway.....I had to 86 both trays. Our mouths felt like they were covered in grease. I'm going to redo them with mascarpone and heavy cream. Sorry to say but they went over like a fart in church.

I would have used a different filling Very grainey. Would use cream cheese,confectioner sugar, and vanilla instead

Now that cake mixes are smaller, do we need to adjust the water, eggs or oil amounts??

Tried this recipe...cake part was a little bland for me and the filling was very greasy. I put confectioners sugar and marshmallow fluff in the filling and it made a difference. My grandson liked them and that was all that mattered to me!

yu can add food coloring to the sugar and shortening after you have beaten the frosting. Just looks wonderful. Thanks for the receipe !!!!

What a great idea; very festive! Thank you for sharing!

What is the calorie rating per pie? Also, fat, sugar, etc. rating.

this is the kind of food you eat when calories aren't being counted!! Just learning the nutritional value could give you a heart attack!!

Thanks for the whoopie pie recipie i have always wanted this recipe ! You have some great recipies on ch 5 wcyb I try to watch everyday to see what your cooking up next , yes you are right .... ooh its sooo good !!!! Thanks to all at Mr. Foods kitchen

Is this granulated or confectionery sugar?


I've always used Confectioners sugar instead of granulated, when making these. It's creamy, instead of grainy.

do you use solid shorting or what?

Yes, solid shortening ("Crisco," or similar)

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