I love Whoopie Pies. They were by far one of my favorite “cookies” growing up in the 70’s and they currently seem to be making quite a comeback. Although these cakes aren’t technically Whoopie Pies, they taste very similar…and the name is more fun to say than Christmas Cakes. I also love to call them pies because its confusing. Is it a cake, a pie, a cookie? Oh the mystery….
Are you ready for the recipe yet? Have I tempted you enough with my pics? Alrighty then…. Here we go.
Christmas Whoopie Pies
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
1 boxed cake mix in chocolate (Follow directions on back of box, however, instead of adding water, add espresso or strongly brewed Hazelnut coffee.)
After cakes completely cool, remove from tins and carefully cut in half.
Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
1 stick of softened butter
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
2 T egg nog
Mix all ingredients together with hand mixer for several minutes until frosting is light and fluffy. The key to easy spreading of buttercream is mixing the stuff forever. You’ll whip some air into the frosting making it light and fluffy and fantastic.
In a plastic baggie, crush mint candies and spread on a plate. (I used Hershey’s Chocolate Mint candy canes.) Spread frosting in between cake sandwich and roll edges in mint candies. Garnish the top of each Whoopie Pie with some white sugar sprinkles (optional–but pretty).
Now enjoy the fabulousness of your creation…and don’t blame me if they disappear quicker than your Christmas budget! If you try them, let me know. I’d love to hear your feedback, and yes, the recipe is my very own…modified from….well…a cake box and a buttercream frosting recipe :). Guess I can’t brag too much about it being mine huh?
These look amazing! I just might have to make them for my Christmas party this week…..
I am including these yummies in my Inspire My Saturday feature today.
Thanks for sharing the love.
This looks delicious!! I'll have to try making them if I ever get around to baking before Christmas. Love your house and love your blog. <3
this blessed nest says
me too, beth!!! the w&s catolog arrived & i was drooling over everything. PLUS it doesn't help that my very BEST BFF works for them & i have to hear about it all & how yummy it is over the phone. geez.
but i was inspired just like you in the same way. although, your recipe sounds fabulous with the hazelnut.
can i just say, your house looks amazing! i was going to link (like you suggested & others) to some of the holiday tours around, but i am NO where near like ALL the others. but you are a decorating DIVA!!! you go girl. i may end up linking waaay after, just to say i did. i love doing it all, but it gets destroyed the minute i walk away with the 3 kiddos. take care.
black eyed susans kitchen says
There are so many things about your home that I like! I am especially taken by your dining room and love the stenciled stair risers. That whoopie pie recipe might just be the perfect treat.
Those are too cute and sound yummy!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Beth@The Stories of A to Z says
I have tried it and it's almost as delicious as the real thing. The coffee helps the mix taste even better. You do deserve it and are completely entitled.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Mmmmm. They look good! I'll have mine with a cup of hot chocolate with a giant dollop of whipped cream. : ) Have you tried this with the new gluten free cake mix yet? I think I'm going to try it. After all, I'm entitled to dessert, too!
If it's modified from the original, it is yours! I'm not too big on chocolate cake, but the presentation is pretty.
That is too cute. You have some cute ideas. Just precious!