Whoopie Pies

By: Amy Ker

Whoopie Pies

Yield: 24 mini cakes


  •     1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  •     5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  •     1 cup milk
  •     1 cup shortening
  •     1 cup white sugar
  •     2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. To make the cakes: Prepare mix as directed on package except using only 3/4 cup of water. Drop batter onto greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper to line pan) in 2 1/2 to 3 inch circles. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.
  2. To make the filling: In a saucepan, combine milk and flour and cook, stirring constantly until it forms a thick paste. Let cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add vanilla. Add cooled flour mixture and beat until double in volume.
  4. Turn the little cakes over on their backs. Spoon a dollop of filling onto half of the little cakes. Place the other half of the cakes on top of the filling to form sandwiches.