Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream

These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream are an easy dessert recipe for summer potlucks or family birthdays. This whoopie pie recipe is tons of fun!

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream

The Whoopie Pie.  It’s not a new invention, but I decided to give it a go with some yummy filling.  Cake Batter filling.  What’s that you say?  Oh yes..I HAVE lost my mind.

How to Make The Best Whoopie Pies

First you have to make your cookies.

It’s a pretty easy recipe.  Mix your butter, sugar..blah blah blah…

Then add your dry ingredients.

Then the milk…

Now you have batter.

Now bake.  Bake I say!

The will come out nice and pretty.

and ready to be filled with amazing cake batter frosting.

Leave a little squish room around the edges..

And I rolled my pies in sprinkles, just because it seemed like the right thing to do.


Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15 whoopie pies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream are an easy dessert recipe for summer potlucks or family birthdays. This whoopie pie recipe is tons of fun!


Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp butter – room temp
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole milk

Cake Batter Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup vanilla or funfetti cake mix…I used funfetti (not prepared…dry)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 Tbsp milk


Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt
  4. In a mixer, cream together butter, shortening and brown sugar until combined well.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.
  6. Turn mixer to low and add half of the flour/cocoa mixture, then half the milk, repeating until all the ingredients are mixed in.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon, 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until centers are set.
  9. Cool on pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  10. Fill with your prepared filling.

Cake Batter Buttercream

  1. Beat butter and shortening on medium speed until smooth
  2. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in your powdered sugar and dry cake mix.
  3. Turn speed up to medium and beat for 1 minute until smooth.
  4. Add in milk and continue mixing until desired consistency is reached.

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You’re welcome for that.

Easy Chocolate Whoopie Pies



Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Thank you for replying so quickly 🙂


Hi Shelly, Is it possible to use buttermilk instead of whole milk? I have 2 percent and buttermilk, but no whole milk? Thank you.


How long will these last? And if I need to store them for a day should I put them in an airtight container in the fridge or just leave them in that airtight container on the counter?


Thanks Shelly for the wonderful chocolate whoopie pie recipe! They turned out wonderfully. I wrote about making them on my blog if you would like to check it out.

Thanks again 🙂


tried these love the taste bt any tips on keeping them looking nice n in proper shape with handling cos i find their a little sticky and and tends to stick on baking paper and fingers when handled.
much appreciated


Your whoopie pies look perfect!!! And uh I totally hear you on mustaches!! Only Tom Selleck, your dad, my dad and ummm cops have ‘staches!


Oh, girl, I seriously laughed out loud for… oh, five minutes?… at your “ps.”

About to try this recipe… can’t wait! Also: the pictures!! So good!! I just now stumbled onto your site. I was going to ask “are you a photographer?” but I realized maybe the answer is super-obvious and I just missed it in previous posts.

So yeah. Got a dedicated reader here now! Thanks!


I admit I had not previously read this post – mostly because I started following you in November so I missed it by a few months. But in any case, I MUST agree. My Dad: also rocking the non-creepy ‘stache. Apparently he shaved it off ONCE in all of the time my Mom has known him, and that was when my older sister was 1 year old and she would not go NEAR him until he grew it back, and it has stayed exactly the same (aside from the fact that it’s now mostly grey) ever since. When guys my… Read more »


I like how these are baked just on a cookie sheet – no “whoopie pie” pan needed.


I have these cakes cooling as I type :). I’m going to use another buttercream recipe since I never have box cake mix on hand, but the cakes seem to have a wonderful texture! I have to say though I used ONLY margarine, no butter or shortening in the batter. I don’t use shortening ever, and I figure there’ll be enough butter in the buttercream. Can’t wait to try them!


I just stumbled onto your blog…and I must say, you are making me laugh and making me hungry at the same time! I LOVE to bake sweets and every recipe that I have read sounds delicious!!


Can you freeze these?


I came across your mouth-watering blog via Pinterest. So many great recipes I want to try (including this one). As a staunch mustache proponent, it would be remiss if I didn’t courteously disagree with your stance on the mustache. I too admire Tom Selleck as the consummate exemplar of mustache-dom, but I feel strongly that the growing of said facial hair should not be limited to older men and Mr. Selleck. I believe that it’s a look that men of the millennial generation wear just as well as their baby boomer forerunners, your Thomas Magnums and Ron Swansons. I submit… Read more »

Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth

These are adorable and the cake batter buttercream sounds to-die-for! This is going on my “To Make” list!


Can these be frozen, do you know? I would love to make these for my daughter’s baby shower, but I won’t have time the day before…. If not, I guess I’ll be up late the night before!



Should I refrigerate these after I make them?! Going to make a day ahead of my party!


I work in a college athletic dept and during training camp, the football team had ‘Mustache Friday’ and they all grew these gross little mustaches! They all looked incredibly creepy!!

These whoopie pies look awesome!! I just found your blog and I’m already in love!!


I need to submit my mustache picture. I think next to your Dad and Tom Selleck, I might be in the running.

And no I didn’t lose my appetite, those Cakebatter Whoopie Pies look. . . .glorious!

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Where do you get your sprinkles? They are so bright!


My dad has always had a mustache. Well he shaved it for a short period of time and that was a big no- no so he grew out a beard and then jsut left a mustache again. all was right in the world then. ha


These look amazing!! I agree with the whole mustache point. They are creepy! So creepy in fact that my daughter has a phobia of ALL facial hair. The doctors can’t explain it but shes had it since she was born. My daughter, whos now 8, has never believed in Santa for this very reason. Some breaded man creeping in our house in the middle of the nights…no thanks just leave the presents on the door step. Does it help her phobia that we live in Alaska and the men here think they need to unite and start growing mountain man… Read more »

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

True Story: My dad had had a mustache my entire life. When I was 10, he shaved it off. My sister and I cried for 3 days because he no longer looked like Daddy. We have issues.

bridget {bake at 350}

Love seeing you and your dad. You’re right…pretty much your dad and Tom Selleck are the only people who can pull off that look.

Cake Batter Filling?!? Shelly….you are baaaad. And I’m so glad to know you! 🙂

Pedey @ Do You Smell That

THAT was finny!! Thank you for saying what we’re all thinking.


How crazy, I JUST made and posted about some fairly traditional whoopie pies but I must say your cake batter filling just sounds better. YOM.
I have to petition to add my dad to the list of people who can pull off a mustache… he is one of those forever ‘stache-wearers and also makes it work. I don’t think I could imagine him without one.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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