Devils Food Whoopie Pies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Devils Food Whoopie Pies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting are the best chocolate sandwich cookie. Transform a boxed cake mix and bake up a batch of these classic chocolate whoopie pies for a decadent, unique dessert. Fill with this rich caramel cream cheese frosting – perfect for parties!
Chocolate cake is my weakness. Drizzle caramel over the top and I’m dead. That’s my inspiration for these Devils Food Whoopie Pies. There’s nothing better than taking a bite into soft, melt in your mouth, chocolate heaven… and you’ll never guess how easy! The secret ingredient: boxed cake mix.
Devils food cake mix combined with instant chocolate pudding mixmakes this cookie batter so silky and rich. While it bakes, it rises into soft, perfect little chocolate pillows. You could fill these babies with a standard buttercream but no, not you. You’re adventurous. You’re bold. You want to try something new. You…. just really like caramel. 😉
I got the inspiration for this caramel cream cheese frosting from another blogger’s recipe for Churro Cookies. You may have seen my review of them on the blog a couple weeks ago. You will notice some subtle differences. The biggest difference is that I use more powdered sugar to create firmer frosting. I think this frosting elevates the whoopie pie and takes them from classic to fan-freaking-tastic.
There’s something unexpected and child-like about a whoopie pie. I brought these to a family Christmas gathering last week and my family absolutely loved them! They’re pretty tough critics, too. Although, I don’t know many people who can hate on chocolate and caramel. Try them for yourself with the recipe below.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 18 cookies
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