Whoopie Pies

I made these Whoopie pies for my daughter’s pompon team. They were soft, rich chocolate flavor and complete deliciousness. I copied this recipe out of a magazine a few years ago so I don’t know the originator of the recipe. There are several similar recipes on Pinterest. Also I made my own creamy filling since I didn’t want to use 2 sticks of butter as recipe had said.

Whoopie pies

1 chocolate cake mix (I used devils food)
3 eggs
1/2cup of water
1/2cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl or mixer add cake mix, eggs, water, and veg. oil. Mix until well combined or approx 3 minutes.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper( I used nonstick foil). Silpat could be used too. Use 1 tablespoon of batter onto cookie sheet. Use back of spoon to make round circles.
Bake 8 minutes. Don’t over bake!
Completely cool.

For filling
1 stick of softened butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
I beat all ingredients in mixer. I wanted it to be thicker and fluffier than regular icing so I mixed it for several minutes (5 minutes).

When cookies are done and well cooled I put a dollop of icing on 1 cookie and then gently smooshed another cookie on top of it.
Go ahead and try them. They are so worth the effort!

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