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Dessert Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Whoopie Pies

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Truffles, cupcakes, and treats on a stick — there are so many different types of delicious food trends that are taking place right now. What is one of my favorite trends? Whoopie pies. Although, I'm a little late on the Whoopie Pie train so please forgive me. My goodness, if I would have known how good they were I would have hopped aboard a long time ago.

If you are like me (until recently) and have no idea what a Whoopie Pie is don’t worry, you aren’t alone. A Whoopie Pie is a cross between a cake, a cookie, and a cupcake! Isn’t that fantastic?! You can make them in any flavor you want and whatever size you like. I made regular size and mini whoopie pies. I preferred the mini whoopie pies because it was just two bites and I didn’t feel guilty for eating one afterward.

There are about a million and one ways to make a Whoopie Pie but my favorite is with a box of cake mix! It can’t get much easier than that! I did make my filling but you could also use store bought icing, if you don’t fill up to making your own. However, I promise making your own is really easy.

Lemon Raspberry Whoopie Pie Recipe

For the Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Cake Mix (I used Lemon for this recipe)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat all ingredients on medium low speed until combined.
  4. Fill piping bag (or zip-top storage bag) with cake mix.  If using a zip-top bag snip one of the corners off and push mix toward corner. You can make whatever kind of design you would like, I piped circles on the lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake the cake mix. If making bigger pies bake for 7-10 minutes.  If making small pies bake for 4-6 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on rack.

For the Creamy Raspberry Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 Cup Marshmallow Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp Raspberry extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Flip half of your pies over to form a top and bottom. You should have half of the flat sides facing upward and half domed side facing upward.
  3. Place a mound of filling in the center of each flat side up pie.
  4. Top with remaining pies, domed side, up and press gently to spread filling.
  5. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Have you ever eaten a Whoopie pie? What are some of your favorite sweet treats?

Recipe adapted from grouprecipes.com.

Brandi is the creator of The Creative Princess.   She is a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls, avid couponer, crafter and a Pinterest addict.  You will find awesome tutorials, creative couponing, cooking and crafting on her blog, she also takes you down her crazy journey of life around her small Oklahoma town.

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