Football Whoopie Pies (from a cake mix)

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Have you heard that whoopie pies are the new cupcakes according to a New York Times article.   This was the first time that I have attempted them and I have to say they were YUMMY! I don’t know about replacing the cupcake, but they were a fun change!   There are so many recipes out there, but I choose this  “cheater” one using a cake mix because it was super easy and fast.  Perfect treat to make with my boys on a Sunday afternoon.  Having 5 boys who LOVE football, you can imagine these were a HUGE hit at my house!  To make the football shaped cake, I simply spooned the batter onto a silpat lined cookie sheet and using the back ot the spoon created a nice oval.  Really simple to make and these would be a perfect treat to serve for the Super Bowl coming up.

Football Whoopie Pies
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe

1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegtable oil

Butter-cream filling
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 TB milk

Preheat oven to 400.

In a mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil.  Whip together for 2-3 minutes.

On a silpat lined baking sheet, spoon batter in rounded mounds.  Use the back of the spoon to round out the batter into football shaped ovals.

Bake for 8 minutes.  Cool completely.

For the Butter-cream:  Mix powdered sugar and butter in mixing bowl  Stir in vanilla and milk.  Beat until smooth and spreadable.
Scoop into a pastry or ziploc bag with the end cut with a 1/2 inch opening.

Pipe butter-cream onto the bottom cookie 9wrong side up), then top with another cookie (right side up).


Recipe Source:  Cake batter from  Butter cream from Betty Crocker


  1. says

    Those are SO cute Melanie! I made cake cookies last night, too… except I added half a cup of oatmeal to the batter. Griff actually told me he wished I would have made the cream center for a homemade oreo type cookie. These would be a hit for the superbowl!

  2. Andre says

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    *oh by the way, nice to meet you sisters! We’re LDS from Hong Kong :)*

  3. Francheska Ward says

    I just made these today. They were so good. My husband wasn’t thrilled about missing out on cupcakes, now he feels it was worth it to try it. The only thing is mine were about double the size. :) Next time I’ve got to lay out less batter.

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