Monday, June 30, 2014

Patriotic Whoopie Pies



Want to whip something up super quick and super cute for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday?

These incredibly easy Patriotic Whoopie Pies are perfect. Made from a boxed cake mix, these babies are not only festive, but fast and easy. I found red & blue funfetti cake mix at Aldi and immediately grabbed two boxes. I mean, at $.99 a box, how could I pass that up? Now, I'm usually a Duncan Hines girl, always will be, but I wanted to try this patriotic themed cake mix and I was not disappointed. If you can't find the red & blue funfetti cake mix in your area, just get a regular white cake mix and add in red and blue jimmies/sprinkles, probably about 1- 1/2 cup.

Happy 4th Y'all!!!


Patriotic Whoopie Pies
Recipe adapted from Jenny Steffens Hobick

1 box white cake mix (I got Patriotic funfetti cake mix from Aldi)
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon almond extract

Buttercream filling:
1 stick butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, water, and almond extract.  Mix together until well combined.

Scoop out the batter into rounded mounds onto the lined baking sheet using a small ice cream scoop. You can just use the back of the spoon to round out the batter into circles.

Bake for about 8 minutes. DO NOT over bake! The cakes will bounce back when you touch the tops. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Next, for the buttercream filling, cream the butter in a large mixing bowl for about 1 minute. Add the almond extract and then the powdered sugar one cup at a time. It may seem crumbly at first, but just keep mixing; it will come together. This is when I add some milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, getting the buttercream to a nice spreading/piping consistency.

Spread or pipe buttercream onto flat side of one cookie and then top with another.

This recipe made about 30 or so cookies, which resulted in around 15 whoopie pies.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. Holler! I'd really like one with my coffee right now...and then one after lunch, one for an afternoon snack, and 2 or 3 for dinner. ;)

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  2. Sometiems boxed cake mix is the best thing ever. These look so cute!

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  3. Omg adorable and so festive! Love this recipe :)

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  4. These look so soft and inviting! The buttercream filling sounds divine, and I love the added almond extract, in both the cake and the filling:)

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  5. YUM! this looks like the perfect July 4th snack!

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  6. Shannon, loving how easy this recipe is with the cake mix! So pretty, too!

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  7. These are so fun! Would you believe I've never made a whoopie pie? I need to change that, stat.

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  8. Yum! I love whoopie pies, these are so cute!

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  9. Such pretty patriotic whoopie pies!! Love!

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