Most people follow foodie blogs for delectable, healthy from-scratch recipes with unique ingredients. So in that vein I present my third Super Easy But Somewhat Creative Dessert You Can Make Using A Cake Mix (™). Just because it’s not classy enough for you, doesn’t mean we don’t need easy recipes sometimes.
I wanted to make super easy whoopie pies but wasn’t really sure of the best way to do it—I knew I’d use premade mixes but didn’t know how you used those to make a whoopee pie. And what is a whoopie pie anyways?! Life’s little mysteries…
Courtney’s Super Easy Whoopie Pies
- · 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
- · ¾ cup water
- · 3 medium eggs
- · ½ cup vegetable oil
- · 1 large can whipped “fluffy white” frosting
Now just wait for these SUPER COMPLICATED instructions:
Preheat oven to 350. Or if you have MY oven, set the thermostat to 300, let it heat up, open oven to view internal thermometer and see it’s actually at 500 degrees. Yes, 200 degrees hotter than it says it is. Perhaps this is why I almost started a fire the first time I baked something in my apartment.
Mix cake mix, eggs, water and oil together until *most* of the powder clumps are dissolved. Drop spoonfuls of batter (I used a tablespoon to scoop) onto a greased cookie sheet. Leave some room as the cake batter spreads and thins as it bakes.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the cake “cookies” comes out clean. For me this was right around 15 minutes per batch.
Let cool. I’d advise NOT stacking these if you can avoid it because they stick together, it roughs up the pretty, smooth surface of the cookie and just makes them uglier. See example below. Oops.
Slather some frosting on the flat side of one cake cookie. Press a similar sized cookie onto frosting to make the easiest whoopie pie you’ll ever make.
I promise I’ll try my hand at these legit, 25-ingredient whoopie pies someday. But for those of you who are as strapped for time as I am and need something for a coworker’s birthday party, hopefully this will be useful.
Happy Whoopie-ing! And have a wonderful day.