Little chocolate cakes with creamy filling. This recipe has been handed down in my family for quite sometime and hasn't had any complaints yet.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the cakes: Prepare mix as directed on package except using only 3/4 cup of water. Drop batter onto greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper to line pan) in 2 1/2 to 3 inch circles. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.

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  • To make the filling: In a saucepan, combine milk and flour and cook, stirring constantly until it forms a thick paste. Let cool.

  • In a medium bowl, beat sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add vanilla. Add cooled flour mixture and beat until double in volume.

  • Turn the little cakes over on their backs. Spoon a dollop of filling onto half of the little cakes. Place the other half of the cakes on top of the filling to form sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

213.5 calories; 2.2 g protein; 25.2 g carbohydrates; 5.1 mg cholesterol; 162.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
I love whoopie pies. I buy them all the time at market. So when I came across this one using a cake mix I thought, how easy is this. First thing I did was read all the reviews. I do this before I make anything. I noticed MANDY added more flour, SHANN said hers were flat and TOOSWEETPEAS wants hers nice and poofy. My suggestions: follow the directions on the box, keep the water at 3/4 cup. Blend all ingredients together. Beat one minute on medium speed, stop mixer and add a SMALL BOX OF JELLO INSTANT PUDDING MIX. Beat another minute. Your batter will be thick, not runny. Drop batter using a cookie scooper. Bake around 14 minutes or when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Your cakes will be perfectly round and NOT flat. I fill my pies using a peanut butter filling. To make the filling you DO NOT have to cook the flour and milk over the stove. What I do is I mix ALL the ingredients together except the shortening. I add this last and I use Criso butter flavor shortening. You keep adding crisco until the filling is nice and fluffy. You can substitute peanut butter in place of the vanilla. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2006
Are you kidding? With the same amount of work one could produce a better tasting and authentic product from scratch. These are not whoopie pies. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 11
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
I love whoopie pies. I buy them all the time at market. So when I came across this one using a cake mix I thought, how easy is this. First thing I did was read all the reviews. I do this before I make anything. I noticed MANDY added more flour, SHANN said hers were flat and TOOSWEETPEAS wants hers nice and poofy. My suggestions: follow the directions on the box, keep the water at 3/4 cup. Blend all ingredients together. Beat one minute on medium speed, stop mixer and add a SMALL BOX OF JELLO INSTANT PUDDING MIX. Beat another minute. Your batter will be thick, not runny. Drop batter using a cookie scooper. Bake around 14 minutes or when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Your cakes will be perfectly round and NOT flat. I fill my pies using a peanut butter filling. To make the filling you DO NOT have to cook the flour and milk over the stove. What I do is I mix ALL the ingredients together except the shortening. I add this last and I use Criso butter flavor shortening. You keep adding crisco until the filling is nice and fluffy. You can substitute peanut butter in place of the vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
I've tried this recipe a number of times. I have found that adding 2-4 tbsp of flour helps to keep it from sticking. I've also found that letting the batter sit for a little bit helps give it more of a shape. And the filling recipe I use is 1/2 c. shortening 1 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 or 2 tbsp milk 3/4 c. marshmallow fluff. Add more fluff to make it thicker. Tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
This recipe was much easier and moister using the cake mix!! I used a different recipe for the icing though...2 egg whites, 1C shortening, 1 lb box of confectioners sugar, 1 tea Vanilla, 4 tbs flour and 4 tbs milk...just whip it up and it's ready to go. Everyone loved these....especially when refrigerated!!!! GREAT!!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/04/2006
Are you kidding? With the same amount of work one could produce a better tasting and authentic product from scratch. These are not whoopie pies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2007
YUM! I doubled the recipe... added 2 boxes of devils food Jell-O pudding powder and used whole milk instead of the water. I also used a previous reviewers filling recipe which is MUCH better than the once in this recipe! This makes a lot of filling so even with the doubled recipe I only make 1 batch. FILLING: 2 egg whites 1C butter 1 lb box of confectioners sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 4 tbs flour and 4 tbs whole milk. I also added 1/2 a package of mini chocolate chips. And I agree... MUCH tastier the next day after a night in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
Yum these were great. I added a box of choc. pudding mix to the cake batter after reading some of the reviews. Baked on parchment used a pampered chef cookie scoop got 18 whoopie pies.Mine took 11 min. to bake. Have made filling lots of times for various desserts. Make as stated and let chill its perfect every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
I used a Strawberry cake mix added vanilla instant pudding and 3 tbsp. of flour and a teaspoon of strawberry extract and they were the most awesome strawberry whoopie pies ever!!! I used my own buttercream for the filling. They were awesome!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2005
Made these for my son's birthday treat at school and they loved them! I doubled the recipe and I had a problem with my cakes being nice and poofy. They were flatter and more like the consistency of Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2003
The recipe was good however I was a little disappointed in the filling. It was very waxy because of the shortening. Read More
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