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.
from a cake mix
1 chocolate cake mix
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!