If there’s one particular American baked dessert we love the most, it has got to be whoopie pies. There’s just something so satisfying about getting both a spongey, delicious cookie texture and a smooth, creamy texture in the middle, all in one sweet, scrumptious place. Besides that, there are just so many different awesome kinds of whoopie pies you can make!
Sure, you can buy them quickly and easily in stores too if you only want the standard chocolate and whipped cream kind, which are completely delicious, but just in case you’d rather get a little more creative and try something new and exciting, here are 15 awesome recipes that will teach you how to make unique tasting whoopie pies at home.
1. Devil’s food whoopie pie
We know that the regular whoopie pies you’re probably the most used to trying are chocolate with regular whipped cream inside, but we promised you that these aren’t just any old chocolate pies! Good Housekeeping guides you through the process of making whoopie pies out of devil’s food cake batter, meaning that the finished product is extra rich and cocoa filled in every single bite.
2. Cookie dough stuffed whoopie pies
Do you love the idea of a handheld pie or a dessert sandwich but you’ve just never been a huge fan of whipped cream, even when it’s homemade, so you’re looking for a version of the classic whoopie pie that has something else in the centre? Well, if you’re the kind of sweet treat lover who adores taking big scoops of cookie dough right out of the mixing bowl before you’ve even put the cookie blobs on the oven sheet, then we think we’ve found the perfect recipe for you! Check out how The Housewife in Training Files filled theirs with cookie dough instead of whipped cream.
3. Raspberry-lemon whoopie pies
When we started talking about making the outsides of the whoopie pie out of different types of cake, did we really catch your attention even though devil’s food is a little too rich for you? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really like this lemon idea featured on Martha Stewart! Besides giving you a lighter, fresh tasting option where the cake is concerned, they also show you how to make a mouth watering raspberry cream for the centre that takes the fruit taste to the next level.
4. Vegan, gluten free whoopie pies
Are you actually quite interested in making the classic chocolate and whipped cream whoopie pie recipe you’ve always had because you just love the traditional flavour so much, but you’d also like to make sure that you make a treat the whole family can enjoy, regardless of allergies and dietary restrictions? Then we have a feeling this gluten free, vegan recipe from Organic Authority will come in handy for you!
5. Coconut pies with sweet purple sweet potato filling
Maybe you’ve been scrolling through this list so far, enjoying what you see but also kind of wanting to hold out for something extra unique that you’ve never seen before, to the point that it could be included in a gourmet boutique or on a specialty menu? In that case, we definitely think you should take a look at the way Junblog made these coconut pies with a vibrant and sweet tasting purple sweet potato filling.
6. Pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling
Perhaps you’ve always been more a fan of seasonal flavours, especially around the fall when everything is full of cinnamon and pumpkin spice? Well, just because it’s not fall right now doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself a delicious pumpkin flavoured whoopie pie batch right now! This particular recipe from Martha Stewart shows you how to make a moist pumpkin sponge cake and a smooth cream cheese filling to balance it perfectly.
7. Strawberry shortcake whoopie pies
Are you still thinking about the idea of whoopie pies that taste like other kinds of cake than just chocolate but none of the ideas we’ve shown you so far have quite caught your attention? Well, here’s one more idea just to make sure you have all kinds of options to consider! We’ve tried this strawberry shortcake whoopie pies outlined on Erica’s Sweet Tooth before and they’re so darn good, with their fresh strawberry slices in the middle, that our kids beg for them just about every week.
8. Banana bread and Nutella whoopie pies
Have you actually always been more of a dessert breads kind of person rather than an actual spongecake lover, even though you still love sweet things? In that case, we think perhaps we’ve found just the recipe for you! This tutorial featured on Tracey’s Culinary Adventures shows you how to make whoopie pies with pieces of banana bread on the sides rather than cake. As for the middle, well, that’s made out of rich, creamy Nutella and we couldn’t be happier about it!
9. Chocolate buttercream whoopie pies
Maybe you’re perfectly find with the chocolate cake options you’ve seen so far on our list and in the recipes we’ve featured, but it’s actually the centre of those whoopie pies you’re not so sure about? Then maybe you’d prefer something a little thicker and closer to icing in the middle instead of the fluffier whipped cream you’ll find in a lot of the classic recipes! That’s why we enjoyed the way My Ninja Naan laid this recipe out with instructions for making a delicious buttercream filling instead.
10. Molasses whoopie pies with ginger cream cheese filling
Were you perhaps most intrigued by the fall recipes we’ve shown you so far but you’re just not sure that you’re quite ready for outright pumpkin flavours yet, since it’s only spring right now? Then maybe you’d prefer this slightly lighter tasting alternative that’s still pretty reminiscent of autumn! Check out how Pastry Affair made these delicious molasses flavoured whoopie pies with ginger cream cheese filling.
11. Cinnamon roll whoopie pie
Have you always been a gourmet treat lover who’s particularly fond of baked goods that taste like or are combined with other favourites of yours? Then we have a feeling these fantastic cinnamon bun whoopie pies featured on The Gunny Sack are going to be right up your alley! Check out how they cut a cinnamon roll clear in half and filled it with scrumptiously sweet cinnamon icing.
12. Lavender whoopie pies with vanilla cream frosting
Since you’re looking for whoopie pie recipes in the spring, would you prefer to try one out that has a fresh spring taste, just like the fresh, floral scented breeze outside? In that case, we absolutely think you should take a look at how Cookie Classy made these fragrant, light tasting lavender whoopie pies filled with cream frosting! Besides the fantastic way they taste, they’re also a lovely pastel purple colour that looks just like the flower and we simply adore that.
13. Sweet potato whoopie pies
We’ve already mentioned a recipe to you that involves sweet potatoes in the filling, but would you rather make and try a version that that uses regular sweet potatoes and a traditional smooth cream filling instead? In that case, Baking A Moment has just the kind of recipe you’re looking for! Their instructions teach you how to make sponge sides with sweet potato that will contrast perfectly with the regular whipped filling you already love so much.
14. Double chocolate S’mores whoopie pie
Are you still thinking about how much you love regular, classic chocolate whoopie pies, no matter their filling, but you also can’t help but wonder whether you might like to amp the taste up just a little bit and bring a few other delicious ingredients into the mix? Then reach for the marshmallows, because Girl Versus Dough has an absolutely mouthwatering S’mores recipe that will practically have you drooling before you’re even done setting up on the kitchen to get them made!
15. Red velvet whoopie pies
Like us, were you totally caught up in the red velvet trend the past few years, trying every bit of red velvet baking and flavoured treat under the sun at any chance you had? Well, seeing as how we’ve written previous posts that were specifically about red velvet baked goods, we’re sure you know that we definitely don’t blame you! That’s why we just had to fit this stupendous red velvet whoopie pie recipe from Tide & Thyme onto the end of our list. We love the way they added sprinkles all around the outsides but we’ve made these pies without those as well and we promise that they taste just as good either way!
Do you have another favourite unique whoopie pie recipe that’s always a big hit in your house but that you don’t see on our list? Tell us all about how it’s made or link us to the recipe and some photos in the comments section!