Not like other whoopie pies, these cake cookies are even more chocolaty and cakey!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together 1 cup of the butter or margarine and the egg. Add 1 cup white sugar, vanilla and hot water. Stir in the flour, cocoa, and baking soda and mix well.

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  • Drop from a teaspoon onto cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Sandwich cookies together with Peanut Butter Frosting.

  • To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Blend 1 tablespoon butter and peanut butter. Stir in confectioners' sugar and add enough milk to make frosting soft enough to spread. Spread between the flat sides of two cookies and sandwich together.

Nutrition Facts

811 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 107.1g; fat 40.9g; cholesterol 119.5mg; sodium 513.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
Hi all! This is a SUPER idea! EXCELLENT recipe. Instead of making the "chocolate cake mix" I actually had a Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devils food cake mix that I had to use up so I used that but cut the water down to 1 Cup rather than the 1 1/3 it calls for. Mixture was thick enough to make really nice tablespoon "plops". Thank you Stef for such a quick and fun recipe! Just need to add a bit of info --- I made these for our Church potluck farewall luncheon for our Athletes in Action Baseball team. They were a HUGE hit!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2010
This is the first negative review I have written on the site: These turned out flatter than pancakes and by using a teaspoon to measure I got 45 very small cookies. I didn't have an issue w/ dryness. I changed the second batch before it went it and this seemed to help so this is what I would suggest: add 1 tsp. baking powder as well to the batter add about 1/4 c. extra cocoa powder for a more chocolately taste and bake for only 6 minutes. Measure with a larger spoon too. Hope this helps some of you! Read More
(26)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
Hi all! This is a SUPER idea! EXCELLENT recipe. Instead of making the "chocolate cake mix" I actually had a Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devils food cake mix that I had to use up so I used that but cut the water down to 1 Cup rather than the 1 1/3 it calls for. Mixture was thick enough to make really nice tablespoon "plops". Thank you Stef for such a quick and fun recipe! Just need to add a bit of info --- I made these for our Church potluck farewall luncheon for our Athletes in Action Baseball team. They were a HUGE hit!!!! Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
Fabulous whoopie pies. After reading the reviews, and noting that several people had mentioned the dryness of the cakes and the sweetness of the icing, I tried the following: 1 cup of powdered sugar instead of 1 3/4 cooking the cakes the minimum time listed The cakes were moist and delicious. The icing was peanut buttery goodness and not too sweet Yummmm!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2010
This is the first negative review I have written on the site: These turned out flatter than pancakes and by using a teaspoon to measure I got 45 very small cookies. I didn't have an issue w/ dryness. I changed the second batch before it went it and this seemed to help so this is what I would suggest: add 1 tsp. baking powder as well to the batter add about 1/4 c. extra cocoa powder for a more chocolately taste and bake for only 6 minutes. Measure with a larger spoon too. Hope this helps some of you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2002
I love this whoopie pie recipe because it does not have shortening as a main ingredient for the filling and therefore a much more tasty and more nutritous treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2003
As a child I enjoyed whoopie pies but this recipe is "top shelf". They didn't last long once they were out of the oven. A big hit with everyone! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
These were awesome the only thing I changed was I added another 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the filling to have more of peanut butter flavor. Excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2011
I made these for a birthday party & must say they were better than the bakery birthday cake! I baked the cookies for 10 minutes to keep them from drying out & then added 1/4 cup more peanut butter to the filling to give it a bit more flavor. Definitely a keeper! Thanks Stef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2002
These Whoopie Pies are out of this world!! Stef - you're such a good cook!! Love, MOM Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2010
I was not happy with these. The cakes were too dry and they did not spread out as they baked; they stayed small and stiff. The taste was mediocre. The frosting was a disaster; I have no idea why it calls for 1/2 a cup of milk when you could never need that much. I only used about 1/4 cup and it was waaaaaaay too much; I had to add another 2-3 cups of sugar to make it thicker and it was still runny. Read More
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