Quick ‘n Simple Whoopie Pies

Baking from scratch is great. And, really, homemade typically tastes better.  However, sometimes you just need a quick and simple recipe that includes a few shortcuts.


This weekend, I revisited my glory years at Texas A&M (and spent much needed time with a best friend). Part of the festivities, of course, included baking and movie watching. But we didn’t want to be in the kitchen for hours, so we took a little help from the grocery store and used boxed cake mix and frosting to make whoopie pies!

I’ve posted about homemade vanilla whoopie pies before. (Click here for that post!) This time, I decided on Cookies ‘N Cream flavor.  Sooooo good!


Shortcut Cookies ‘N Cream Whoopie Pies

Makes 12 pies

  • 1 box fudge cake mix (or just plain chocolate)
  • 8oz diet cola (aka Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi)
  • 1 can of whipped vanilla frosting (I prefer Duncan Hines brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups mini Oreo cookies, crushed

Mix the cake mix and the diet soda together.

Drop 1/8 cup portions of the batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake blob comes out clean.

Mix together whipped frosting and crushed cookies.

Spoon 1-2 Tbsp of frosting mix onto a cooled cake piece and top with an additional piece of cake.

Try to resist eating the entire batch.

So there you have it! Very, very simple right?  These were perfect because the cake pieces were light and airy, the frosting wasn’t too sweet, and they were so incredibly easy to make.


What other flavor combos can you think of that you’d like to use for a whoopie pie?



3 thoughts on “Quick ‘n Simple Whoopie Pies

  1. These did not work out for me:(. The cake tester came out clean but they deflated upon cooling and stuck to the silpat. Maybe I didn’t bake long enough. Is there a specific brand of cake mix that you tried?

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