Mini Funfetti Fudge Whoopie Pie

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Our favorite whoopie around (sorry, Ms. Goldberg) is without a doubt the whoopie pie. And anyone who says otherwise is not a friend of ours. Well, I guess you can like both but the edible one will always win in our blog. BACK TO THE PIE, I love a good whoopie pie. They've been around for awhile and I've seen a lot of creative things done with them. When I moved out of Vermont from California in 2004, I'd never heard of them. Now they seem to be the next cupcake/cakeball/brownie/themed truck/pie on a stick/wedding favor/trendy baked good around (sort of like how orange is the new pink). You follow? Well I don't care what the trend is, these tiny sandwich cakes are good. Plus they get bonus points for not covering me in frosting after I devour one.

All the jokes and over-hyped trends aside, I decided to make some for a work gathering I have later this weekend. My fiance and I are moving out of Texas soon and I am determined to use everything in my cupboards. That funfetti box was my solution and the obscene amounts of cocoa powder made the perfect fudge filling. While not traditional (in size or flavor) the taste makes it the new pink/orange/green/whatever to me.

Mini Funfetti Fudge Whoopie Pie

Ingredients - Makes 20 mini whoopie pies

  • One box of Funfetti Cake Mix (plus all the ingredients on the back...eggs, oil)

  • 1 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 tsp vanilla


Prep

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients above together in a mixing bowl. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a heaping teaspoon to shape the whoopie pies on baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Bottom of pies should be golden brown but tops should still be soft. Place pies on cooling rack and allow to cool completely before filling with frosting. Use flat bottoms as inside of the whoopie pie sandwich. Eat and enjoy :)

For the chocolate frosting I developed this recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, room temp

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (the baking type NOT dutch process)

  • 5 tablespoons milk

  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Prep

Cream butter in mixer. Add cocoa, vanilla and powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time alternating with 1 tbsp of milk. Beat well until smooth. If too runny add more powdered sugar, if too stiff add more milk.

3 comments:

  1. Oooh, these are too cute! Not to mention, funfetti cake is my favorite kind! I haven't been able to make decent whoopie pies despite my numerous attempts, but maybe this recipe will work for me? Also congrats on your brand new baby blog :) hahah

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  2. Fun, easy and adorable! Love the sprinkles! I found your post when I followed a trail from this sweet collection, and I'm so glad I did! I'm having fun looking around! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for the idea...and the Sugar Rush!

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