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homemade whoopie pies on a plate on picnic table
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5 from 2 votes

Whoopie Pies

If you love chocolate cake and you love cookies then these Whoopie pies are for you! They are super duper easy to make and filled with a yummy cream cheese frosting. If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, easy, soft
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Spoon or cookie/melon scoop
  • cookie sheet


  • 1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix 468g
  • 1/3 cup of canola or vegetable oil 78ml
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted softened butter 115g
  • 4 oz of softened cream cheese can use 8 oz as well (115g)
  • 1 lb 16oz or 453 g of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract 5ml


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C, with the rack in the middle position.
    In a large bowl blend together the eggs and the oil. Then add in the cake mix and blend until all combined and thick cookie dough has formed.
  • Scoop out the dough with a small ice cream scoop or use spoons, and roll the cookie dough into a ball, about the size of a ping pong ball, and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. You should be able to get about 12 on one normal-sized cookie sheet. And make a total of 24 of them.
  • Bake one pan at a time in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. For softer cookies only bake them for about 10 minutes, for crunchier cookies bake them for 12 minutes. Once baked, removed them from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the pan, then remove them and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Make the filling by blending together the softened cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Then add in the powdered sugar and mix until combined and smooth.
  • Place the filling in a plastic bag, twist the top, and push the frosting to one corner. Snip the corner off with scissors. Then turn over a cookie and pipe on some frosting. Take another same-sized cookie and put it on top, finishing the whoopie pie. Do that with the rest of them.
  • You can serve them right away or enjoy them chilled. Cover them with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge until you want to serve them. They will last about 10 days in the fridge. You can also freeze them if you like. Enjoy!



List of nutritional facts for whoopie pies