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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!

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.

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream

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  • 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.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 15.2 g
  • Sodium: 298.3 mg
  • Fat: 7.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.9 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.2 mg

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ps ~ I mustache you a question…but I’ll shave it for later.

You’re welcome for that.

Easy Chocolate Whoopie Pies



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91 comments on “Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cake Batter Buttercream”

  1. 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 age do it, they look ridiculous. And seeing as I have absolutely no verbal filter about some things, I’ll totally tell them as much.

    So, that said, what’s the appeal? I just DON’T GET IT. Seriously, when I have a cold and I’m breathing funny because my nose is stuffed and I can actually feel my breath on my top lip, it creeps me out. It’s warm and it shouldn’t be there. I feel like the moustache would be the same way. It’s like wearing a mini sock on your face.

    Yeah, boys do weird things.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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 respectfully — albeit pridefully — myself as an example: adventures in facial hair.

    Happy baking,

    1. HAHAHAHA!!! Well, Myke, I hopped over to your site and I will have to put a disclaimer in my post. You are rocking the younger man ‘stache!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!


    1. I imagine they could be frozen pretty easily. I would wrap them individually, the only trouble you might have is that when you unwrap them after they thaw out they will be a little sticky, like if you froze a cake making them stick to the wrap a little bit. They might not be quite as pretty as they would be fresh, but I think they would taste perfect.

  7. 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!!

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