Here lately I find myself baking a lot more. Probably because my kids eat an entire box of Little Debbie snack cakes in a day. It just makes more sense to make a big batch of something when you’ve got growing teens. I’m a fairly lazy cook so if there is a short cut to making something I am going to take it. Hence the cake mix!
Homemade Whoopie Pies
1 box chocolate cake mix
3/4 C water
1/2 C oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all ingredients into a standing mixture or large mixing bowl with hand mixer.
Mix until all is combined
Place a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet.
Scoop some batter with a ice cream scooper onto the cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Pull out and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
Using a metal spatula, transfers the pies onto a plate to cool more while you prep the frosting.
1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
2 C Powder Sugar
1 TSP vanilla
3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Combine all ingredients, except heavy cream, into a standing mixture.
If the frosting looks like powdery pebbles, add the heavy cream.
Once stiff peaks are formed, scoop frosting into a piping bag with a round tip.
Pipe icing onto one side of the whoopie pie and place the other side on top.
Grab a glass of milk or water and enjoy!