whoopie pie recipe with cake mix

we attended a baby blessing a few weeks ago and my husband just about died when he saw a bowl of these on the table. i decided to look for an easy way to make these whoopie pies, and i hear they are the ‘new cupcake’. i made mine with a box of devils food cake with vanilla frosting in the middle. yum.

i decreased the oven temperature to 350 and baked them for only 7-8 minutes.

Whoopie Pies
from a cake mix

1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
……..

2 sticks of butter, softened
3-4 cups of powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil.  Whip together for 2-3 minutes.

On a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet, scoop out batter into round mounds.  I used a small ice cream scoop that measured 1 2/3 inches in diameter.  Use the back of a spoon to round out scoops of batter into perfect circles.

Bake for 8 minutes.  Cool.

For the icing, in your KitchenAid with the paddle attachment, whip together butter and sugar (start with 3 cups of powdered sugar, then add more if necessary for thickness).  Whip for 5 minutes until light and fluffy (the extra time makes all the difference!).  Scoop into a pastry bag with the end cut with a 1/2 inch opening.

To fill, pipe icing onto the bottom cookie (wrong side up), then top with another cookie (right side up).

thanks jenny steffens hobick!

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