Heading to a Halloween party and not sure what to bring?

No need to fret. Here’s an impressive treat that will trick the guests into thinking it took a lot of time and a lot of money!

Cupcakes, cake pops, macaroons…we go through fads with desserts like we do fashion. One popular dessert trend now is the Whoopie Pie. Airy, soft and not as much icing overload as the mile-high topped cupcakes, whoopie pies add a beautiful sophistication to any dessert table. However, whoopie pies can be somewhat time-consuming but not with this recipe. Using boxed cake mix, your whoopie pies will be done in minutes.

 

Whoopie Pie Recipe
Printable Version

1 box chocolate cake mix (kind without pudding) *
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
3 eggs
1 box vanilla pudding (instant, 4 oz)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together until combined.
Use large ziploc bag to pipe batter onto a non-stick baking sheet, cutting a 1/2″ slit at one corner. Pipe the batter into 1 1/2″ to 2″ circles, leaving 1″ to 2″ space in-between each.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies/pies cool. Once cool, add icing to a ziploc bag. Cut a 1/2″ slit at one corner of the bag & pipe icing onto one pie & top with another.

* You could use any kind of cake mix depending on what type of whoopie pie you’d prefer.

I adapted this recipe from CookingwithSugar.com. For my Halloween treats, I used chocolate cake mix but you can choose any kind of mix you prefer. Another fun Halloween option would be to add some orange food color to the icing.

Mix all your ingredients together. When mixed, pour into a large Ziploc/freezer bag. Cut a ½” slit at one corner of the bag and use to pipe the batter onto a non-stick pan.

Swirl the batter to create about 2” diameter circles. Leave ¾” space in-between each circle. Bake as directed according to the recipe.

Once the pies have cooled, take your icing and fill up a small Ziploc bag. I used store-bought icing but you can also make your own. Here’s a link to Martha Stewart’s Seven Minute Frosting that would be delicious in-between your whoopie pies.

Ice one pie then top with another. Continue until all whoopie pies are assembled.

Display on a cake plate or tiered serving dish. These beautiful & tasty treats won’t scare away your guests but you can expect to leave with a ghostly-empty plate.

Happy Halloween from At Home Creative!

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