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The Best Whoopie Pie Recipe

I’ve posted pictures in the past of whoopie pies/Amish Sandwich cookies, but they were from a box. I decided to try my hand at homemade ones, and these are amazing! I only have a hand blender so it gave me a cramp to make these, but I want to make them all the time! They’re so good! I included the recipe for you all to try it too!

What you’ll need:
For the Cookie part:
2 18-1/4 oz packages of Devil’s Food cake mix
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup vegetable oil

For the Icing:

1 cup milk
5 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Beat together cake mixes, eggs, and oil, the dough will be very stiff (pictured below). 

2. Roll dough into one-inch balls; arrange on ungreased baking sheets. Flatted balls slightly; bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes; remove to wire rack.

3. Combine milk and flour in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until thick. cover and refrigerate.  In a separate bowl, beat together butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla until creamy.  Add chilled milk mixture; beat for 10 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed.
(It will end up looking like this picture below)
4. Spread icing on the bottom of a cookie; place another cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies and icing. Makes 4 dozen (although I made mine a little bigger on purpose, so it made about 2 dozen)

They were really soft and soooo very tasty and creamy.  Excellent to eat! I found out that after a couple days of having them sit out (under saran wrap) they still were soft and even BETTER tasting (since the icing settled a little, and no it wasn’t hard at all, in case you’re wondering).  

My taste testers!

He was a bit unprepared for this shot haha.


19 thoughts on “The Best Whoopie Pie Recipe

  1. Oh my, whoopie pies are my favorite!!  That's one of the things I loved about living in central PA…on any given Saturday, you could go to the Farmer's Market and get homemade whoopie pies…mmm!  I just bookmarked this page, so I could try my hand with these.  Now that I moved an 1.5 hrs. north, they are no where to be found!  Yours looks divine:)  Happy weekend lovely gal!  xx Marisa

  2. That is a great shame about not being able to have them as often any longer. I usually buy them from fairs nearby, but they don't sell whoopie pies at the farmer markets here at all . . .I guess that's NJ for me. Whenever I am in Lancaster or in Amish country (upsate NY and such) I search out Amish whoopie pies! hehe. Now I don't have to!!!

  3.  That's OK. My son is home from college this weekend and cooked up some spam and eggs and gave me an extra piece of fried spam, so I'm good.

  4. Whoa those whoopie pies look soo good! I've just been looking for a good recipe and I think I may have found the right one. What camera do you use? Your pictures are really well staged. Please do check out my blog at

  5. Finally!  A whoopie pie tutorial I can follow!  Love how you made it so understandable and seemingly doable.  =)  Have I told you how I love that blouse your wearing in your header? =)

  6. I am drooling. I used to just love the oatmeal creme pies! I wonder if these could be made with oatmeal? I will have to try these in a few weeks, Kyle LOVES desserts!

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