Make Pineapple Whoopie Pies With Cake Mix

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Last Updated on February 9, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Have you ever wondered if you can make whoopie pies with cake mix? You can! My Grandmother made the most amazing whoopie pies when I was little. But, they took her all afternoon to make from scratch. I just don’t have that time.

Pineapple whoopie pies with cake mix and a cream cheese filling

Pineapple Whoopie Pies With Cake Mix

When you make whoopie pies with cake mix, it takes a lot less time. And, you can alter the flavor easily simply by changing the type of cake mix you use to make the recipe. If you want pineapple today and chocolate tomorrow, no problem. Just switch up the mix and the filling ingredients.  If you want a vanilla whoopie pie recipe with cake mix, just use vanilla cake mix to start.

Gluten free whoopie pies with cake mix

There’s no reason why you can’t make gluten free whoopie pies with cake mix simply by using a gluten free cake mix. Then, you would just need to make sure that the filling you use is gluten free as well. This recipe using a cream cheese filling. But, you could also make homemade marshmallow filling or even use Fluff.

cookie batter on a cookie sheet

Do I need a mold or a cookie-cutter?

No, not at all. You don’t need any sort of mold or special tools to make these whoopie pies with cake mix. You will drop a heaping tablespoon of batter on your cookie sheet. Then, you’ll take two of these “cookies” to make your whoopie pies. One will be the top and one will be the bottom.

If you want to use a mold, you can get this whoopie pie mold. Using it will ensure that each half is exactly the same shape and size. But, you don’t need to use it if you don’t have one.

Pineapple whoopie pies with cake mix and a cream cheese filling

How many whoopie pies does a box of cake mix make?

A lot will depend on how large you make each cookie. But this recipe should make about twelve large whoopie pies. 

spreading filling on a whoopie pie

How to apply the filling

All you really need is a spoon and a knife or a spatula. Just add the filling and then spread it around the whoopie pie. If you want to get fancy, you can pipe it on using a frosting bag. But it’s not necessary. If you do try it, make sure you get the kind with a large whole or the pineapple pieces will get stuck.

Make Pineapple Whoopie Pies With Cake Mix

What kind of cake mix can I use for the whoopie pies?

You can literally use any kind of cake mix you want. This recipe uses a pineapple cake mix. But, if you can’t find that, you can use a white or yellow cake mix. Or, change the flavor up entirely and use chocolate, red velvet, or even pumpkin. It’s a great seasonal treat as well if you use holiday flavors.

Scroll to the end for a printable version of this recipe for whoopie pies with cake mix. Love sweet treats? Why not try these Ring Dings.

ingredients for whoopie pies with cake mix

Ingredients for Cookies

1 box pineapple cake mix. Can use yellow if you wish.
1⁄2 c. oil
1⁄2 c. pineapple juice
3 large eggs

a mixer over a bowl of cake batter

Instructions for whoopie pies with cake mix

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, use your mixer to combine cake mix, oil, pineapple juice, and eggs. Mix until
    thoroughly combined.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto a cookie sheet, keeping them about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake on center rack of oven approx. 10 min. or until browned.

cookies on a cookie sheet

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan on a baking rack.
  • After cooled, spread cream filling (recipe follows) heavily on half of the cookies.
  • Place remaining cookies on as tops and dust lightly with powdered sugar.

filling for whoopie pies

Ingredients for Filling

  • 1 stick (4 oz.) butter (softened)
  • 8-oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. powdered sugar + extra for dusting tops.
  • 1⁄2 c. crushed pineapple (drained well)

Instructions for Filling

  • Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Fold in pineapple.
Yield: 12

Make Pineapple Whoopie Pies With Cake Mix

Make Pineapple Whoopie Pies With Cake Mix

Pineapple whoopie pies with cake mix and a cream cheese filling

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 box pineapple cake mix. Can use yellow if you wish.
  • 1⁄2 c. oil
  • 1⁄2 c. pineapple juice
  • 3 large eggs

Filling

  • 1 stick (4 oz.) butter (softened)
  • 8-oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. powdered sugar + extra for dusting tops.
  • 1⁄2 c. crushed pineapple (drained well)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, use your mixer to combine cake mix, oil, pineapple juice, and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto a cookie sheet, keeping them about 3 inches apart.
  5. Bake on center rack of oven approx. 10 min. or until browned.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan on a baking rack.
  7. After cooled, spread cream filling (recipe follows) heavily on half of the cookies.
  8. Place remaining cookies on as tops and dust lightly with powdered sugar.


For the Filling

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Fold in pineapple.

    Notes

    Change up the flavor of the cake mix for a whole new type of dessert.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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