Sugar Swings! Serve Some: halloween whoopie pies (and Rutgers ones too!)....!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

halloween whoopie pies (and Rutgers ones too!)....!

halloween whoopie pies

...yeah i know....more whoopie pies!....i've made them a few times already....some made with fall flavors....some made like the sun and planets....and some good old chocolate with buttercream....but these are super quick and made from a modified box cake mix....and the design is baked into the whoopie pie (not iced on top)....!

...start with your fav box mix then add 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil....and mix...i added the mix to a zip lock bag, snip off one end.. and pipe the pies onto parchment....(this lets me control the size of the circles better)....

...i had some left over vanilla cake mix (already mixed and frozen) so i thawed it and tinted some orange and left some un-tinted...add that to a zip lock bag and snip a small edge off to "pipe" on the halloween designs (or whatever design you want!) can leave 1/2 of them without a design since they will be the bottom of the pies....

whoopie pies

.....then bake @350 for about 8-10 minutes....(ignore the weird color and date stamped onto the pics--it must be the camera and not the photographer... :)

.....then slather your favorite filling (cream cheese frosting, buttercream frosting, etc) in between....and you get some really cool whoopie pies for halloween.....!

halloween whoopie pies

...and since we have been season ticket holders for the past few years....also made RU whoopie pies for the Rutgers football game this past saturday.....!...go RU!

....just used the same technique....pipe some red tinted cake batter onto unbaked whoopie pies...then bake as usual....

....did some red ones too......

Rutgers whoopie pies

.....and you get some really cool and tasty whoopie pies for halloween (or a football game!)

....a couple of tips...
  1. bake them a little extra if you are not sure...i took some out too soon and they were not firm enough when i tried to pick them up and they cracked a bit (not sturdy enough)...
  2. also for the tinted cake batter---you should really go with a whoopie pie batter (i just used a regular cake mix batter that i already had mixed and you know how some cake mixes get a little sticky on top after you bake the cupcakes (like it's really moist)?...well that's how some of the tops of the whoopie pies were...and when i picked it up the tops to add the filling, the tops stuck to my hand and peeled off (you can see it in the white one below)....
  3. go with a homemade whoopie pie recipe...i usually use this one...and it's simple and comes out great every time...but i wanted to try this cake mix one--and although it worked...the homemade kind is much better....

.....regardless they were yummy and the kids loved the designs....and did i mention the design is baked into the pies...!?! can do this for whatever occasion you like....halloween, thanksgiving, christmas, valentines day, 4th of july, pretty much any....wouldn't wedding whoopie pies with the couples initials be cool?...(and it's actually pretty simple to do)....!

....anyway hope you like them, and thanks for stopping by!!---still working on the posts for those fall flavored ghost cupcakes....what would you like to see first chocolate & beet, ube, or avocado...??


  1. You're just full of great ideas! Love the bright colors and that it's baked right in~brilliant!

  2. The designs on the whoopie pies are so darn cool!!

  3. Your special pies are just adorable and they look delicious. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  4. These are so cute! Love them! I linked to you from 33 Shades of Green. Thanks you!

  5. These are so adorable! I Love them! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY at Lady Behind The Curtain and share your recipe with us tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  6. Wow! These look amazing. I would love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful idea. It looks delicious! I just shared a link to your post on my blog.

    Christy from

  8. So cool! I just got finished making my first batch of whoopie pies ever! Nothing fancy, just the classic...yours look great. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  9. I am pinning this! What a fab idea. You are a genius! I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @

  10. I'm pinning this too! Love love love it!! And I am already thinking of what other holidays/occasions to make these for! TFS! :)

  11. This would be so great for our Halloween Recipe Blog Hop!

  12. These are so cute! Perfect for Halloween. What a great idea to use the white cake mix to add the decoration:)

  13. We are having a Halloween Kid Treats party over at Sassy Sites! I would love for you to come by and link this up! XOXO!

  14. I realize this is a late post but I found you from pinterest and had to come by and browse. These are adorable! I would love for you to link up to my linky party, Spark, over at:
    Hope to see you there!

  15. I LOVE these and they look so yummy! Whoppie pies are always a good thing!

    I've featured your Whoopie Pies in my Halloween Sweet Treats Round-Up. You can find the post here:

    Thanks for sharing!


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