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

  2. 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?

  3. 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 🙂

  4. hi,
    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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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