Funfetti Whoopie Pies

Isn’t Funfetti the best?

Funfetti has become the standard for birthday parties, since it’s creation 25 years ago!  Does that make you feel old?  Yeah….


Anyhow, since Pillsbury is celebrating Funfetti’s 25th birthday I thought I would make a fun recipe using the base cake mix in a different way!


Funfetti Whoopie Pies.  Totally adorable, totally yummy and super easy!


Pillsbury is celebrating Funfetti’s birthday this year by creating 4 new frostings in super bold, bright colors, so that’s what I used as the filling.  The colors give the whoopie pies a nice pop!


I love birthday parties and having a few time saving tips helps make the party planning go much smoother.  There’s nothing worse than throwing a party and not being able to enjoy it because you’re so busy doing things last minute.

  • When you decide on the type of party you want to have and choose a date, I like to make a party check-list and a time line…Having things all mapped out, with help make sure you don’t forget something.. like a cake…which I totally did once!
  • When you have the theme picked out for the party, I like to use sites like Pinterest to help me find fun ideas!  There are so many creative people out there, you can make a pin board for inspiration for your day.  It will keep all your ideas in one place!
  • A few days before the party, I like to start my food prep.  Try to make as many foods as you can in advance, it helps SO much the day of…


Beyond all that, I decided to put a spin on a traditional birthday cake or cupcakes.

Whoopie Pies are just a fun alternative, and kids love them!

Funfetti Whoopie Pies | Cookies and Cups

These were incredibly easy to throw together.

I started with a box of Funfetti Cake Mix.

Funfetti Whoopie Pies | Cookies and Cups

I altered the ingredients slightly so I would produce a thicker batter.

Then I dropped them on a parchment lined baking sheet…

Funfetti Whoopie Pies | Cookies and CupsWhen there all baked and cooled, I got ready to frost them…

Funfetti Whoopie Pies | Cookies and CupsI used some of the new bright frostings, and even on a few mixed the colors, which is so easy!

You just use a piping bag and put one frosting on one side, and the other on the opposite side and when you squeeze the piping bag it swirls together…

Funfetti Whoopie Pies | Cookies and CupsThat’s it!

My kids LOVED them!


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Funfetti Whoopie Pies


makes about 15 whoopie pies


  • 1 box Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 cups frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In mixing bowl combine the cake mix, oil, eggs and water. Mix on medium for about 30 seconds until combined.
  4. Drop about 2 Tablespoons of batter on the baking sheet for each cookie, leaving about 2 inches in between each.
  5. Bake 8-9 minutes until the centers are set.
  6. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  7. Top the bottom of half the cookies with 2-3 Tablespoons of frosting, place another cookie on top, pressing to form sandwich.


store airtight for up to 3 days


This post is being sponsored by Pillsbury Baking.  I was given products and compensation to write this post, but as always, the opinions are 100% my own.  Pillsbury Baking Products are honestly a staple in my kitchen.

38 Responses

  1. Stephanie

    I’m so excited I found this because I just bought the funfetti cake mix and my daughters birthday is next week. They look so fun!!

  2. These look like they would be fun to make and to eat! (I guess that’s why they call it “funfetti”!) The colors are so vibrant ! These will be a huge hit any where kids are!

  3. Christal

    These funfetti whoopie pies look amazing and are sooooo cute, can’t wait to try them 🙂 I know this is off topic but I noticed the parchment paper in your photos and love the fact that they have grid lines and different circle sizes for cookies. Where did you buy the parchment paper from?

  4. Suzette

    Hi! My daughter requested Funfetti whoopie pies and I found your recipe. Yours look so good and yummy, I decided to try it tonight. However, I found the batter to be too much like cake batter and less like whoopie pie batter. It rose and didn’t spread so they came out too “fat”. Do I need to do something different? Tips?

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