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Making Whoopie (Pies, That Is)

Updated on August 31, 2017

Making Whoppie Pies . . . Fun and Easy!

Making whoopie pies is not all that difficult. With a few simple choice ingredients and recipes (some dating back almost a century), you can make these popular taste treats 1-2-3.

What is a whoopie pie you might ask?

Well it's hard to describe in words . . . a whoopie pie is made of a creamy, marshmalow-like filling sandwiched between two cake-y textured, cookie-ish sides.

So it's really not a cake or cookie or pie . . . but who the heck cares. Once you've tried a homemade whoopie pie, you'll immediately know that it's in a class all by itself!

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A Popular Recipe For Making Whoopie Pies

Photo used under Creative Commons from: michelle@TNS, on Flickr

Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 12 medium


  • 1/2 cup solid shortening
  • 1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (dutch process)
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • >>>For Filling
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream (like Marshmallow Fluff)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment (or use non-stick whoopie pie pans).
  2. In a large bowl cream shortening and sugar together until light & fluffy. Then add egg and beat to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt).
  4. In a measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla.
  5. While continuing to beat the shortening sugar mixture, alternately add some of the dry ingredients and a bit of milk (in 3-4 batches) until all is blended well.
  6. Drop mixture by large spoonfuls (with space large enough for muxture to spread) on parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  8. For Filling
  9. Beat together shortening and sugar until well-combined, add marshmallow cream (Fluff) and vanilla and whisk until light & fluffy.
  10. To Assemble:
  11. Put a dollop of filling on one cake, then top with the another cake.
  12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  13. Photo used under Creative Commons from: abakedcreation, on Flickr

Video: Making Whoopie Pies - Step-by-Step

Modern Cooks Have Made Whoopie Pies In Other Delectable Flavors

Here are a few variations ...

Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie

Photo used under Creative Commons from: dinnercraft, on Flickr

Making Whoopie Pies In 4 Flavors - See what this clever cook created . . .

Photo used under Creative Commons from: djwtwo, on Flickr

Whoopie Pie Recipes for Peanut Butter, Traditional, Orange and Lemon-Ginger: Click HERE!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies - A favorite seasonal whoopie pie treat

Photo used under Creative Commons from: djwtwo, on Flickr

Recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies can be found HERE

Vanilla and Matcha Whoopie Pies - An hmm-hmm good green tea filling

Photo used under Creative Commons from: abakedcreation, on Flickr

Recipe for Vanilla and Matcha Whoopie Pies can be found HERE

Vegan Molasses Whoopie Pies

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Dayna McIsaac, on Flickr

Recipe for Vegan Molasses Whoopie Pies can be found HERE

Even ... Zucchini Whoopie Pies

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Lucy Crabapple, on Flickr

Pumpkin Maple . . . Hmmm

Photo used under Creative Commons from: kim siciliano salem, on Flickr

Do You Enjoy Making Whoopie Pies? - Or, just let me know you stopped by . . .

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      5 years ago

      Nice lens. It helped me find out what a Whoopie is. I think there is a French dessert in Europe that looks like that made of some kind of soft cookie, pastry cream and a white sugar glazing. I bookmark your lens for a later reference. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      Deadicated LM 

      5 years ago

      Yummly Lens and Great Title too; I always wanted to try making these, thanks for the incentive.

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      5 years ago

      A heart whoppie pie pan... how PERFECT is that?!?

    • ManipledMutineer profile image


      5 years ago

      Another one to try!

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      Margaret Schindel 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Love this lens (and whoopie pies)! I'll be featuring it on my new lens, The Best Whoopie Pie Pan for Making Homemade Whoopie Pies. Blessed!

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      6 years ago from Australia

      I haven't had a whoopie pie, but they look delectable and just the name sounds like so much 1920s fun. Blessings.

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      7 years ago

      These look amazing. I've never tried one before, but now I think I should definitely bake some up!

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      8 years ago

      These look so good! I'm lensrolling to my red velvets. I wish I had some right now :)


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