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Our Semi-Homemade Strawberry Whoopie Pies Recipe is the perfect sweet treat that takes only minutes to prepare! Everyone will love this easy dessert recipe! These strawberry whoopie pies are made with a box cake mix.
Semi-Homemade Strawberry Whoopie Pies Made With Cake Mix
This Strawberry Whoopie Recipe solves your last-minute cravings. If you have ever sat at home and thought “I want to make a delicious dessert, but I don’t want to make anything too complex”, then this is the recipe to try. Of course, you have. I like often have thought this very same.
Of course, you have asked yourself that question, most of us have. I just want to whip up a delicious sweet treat that doesn’t take a ton of time. This Strawberry Whoopie Pies Recipe is just what you need, and trust me, you’ll love the result!.
I have a slight obsession with whoopie pies. I have even made them with veggies. WHAT?!?! Yes, I have a love of hiding in fresh veggies to boost up any sweet. Believe me, you won’t even notice. They passed the husband and kid test for sure. Be sure to check out my Chocolate Healthy Hidden Veggies Whoopie Pies.
Frozen strawberries are incorporated with a store-purchased frosting filling (first shortcut). Go and choose your FAVORITE brand’s vanilla frosting. That sweet, happy frosting will taste like a celebration. Then grab a box of strawberry cake mix (shortcut number two) and pantry available baking items and you are ready to GO GO GO!!!
Make them and be joyful. It may also cause spontaneous bursts of happiness and confetti throwing. I’m just speaking from experience.
How to Make These Strawberry Whoopie Pies
Please note that you can find a printable list of ingredients needed and full recipe with instructions below.
Adding a few things to a basic cake mix can turn that cake into a Whoopie pies recipe so easily! I love knowing if I keep this in my pantry, I can have a super easy dessert in no time at all!
You will first want to start out by mixing together the cake mix, eggs, water, melted butter, and flour in a large bowl. The addition of the melted butter and flour will help turn your cake mix into a whoopie pie!
You won’t be adding in much additional flour, just enough to change the consistency.
You want your strawberry whoopie pies recipe dough to be pretty thick like a cookie dough would normally be. This won’t be poured like a cake batter but dropped like a cookie.
If you want to make sure you get each pie identical in size, you can easily use an ice cream scoop to put your dough on the baking sheets. I also line my baking sheets with a silicone baking mat to prevent sticking.
These are perfect for cleanup!
Strawberries, strawberries and more strawberries
These strawberry whoopie pies would not be complete without the main ingredient… STRAWBERRIES!
Let’s make a strawberry blend.
Pull out your small saucepan. And add the strawberries and sugar. Next, cook over medium-low heat until soft. Once strawberries are nice and soft, stir in the cornstarch. Mix well and then bring it to a boil. Lastly, reduce to simmer.
Cook until sauce starts to thicken. Remove from heat. Chill.
This is what your strawberry blend should look like for your strawberry whoopie pies. Once the strawberry sauce is cold. Mix about 2 tablespoons of the sauce into the frosting.
The last thing you do is get ready to bake. Spoon on your mixed and blended batter onto a sheet pan. Bake cookies for 10 – 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
Keep a careful eye on them as you don’t want them to brown too much.
After cookies are baked, you can fill them with your favorite homemade vanilla frosting or used purchased tub of vanilla frosting.
This semi-homemade strawberry whoopie pies recipe is sure to be a favorite for everyone in your family! You can easily adapt this by using chocolate frosting as the filling for a more decadent treat!
Semi-Homemade Strawberry Whoopie Pies Recipe
- 1 box of strawberry cake mix (Do not follow box instructions)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, eggs, water, melted butter, and flour. The addition of the melted butter and flour will help turn your cake mix into a whoopie pie!
- The batter should be thick. Spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- In a small saucepan, add the strawberries and sugar cook over medium-low heat until soft, stir in the cornstarch, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken. Remove from heat. Chill.
- Once the strawberry sauce is cold. Mix about 2 tablespoons of the sauce into the frosting.
- Spoon onto whoopie pie bottoms and the top.
- Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. Be careful as to not let them brown too much.
- Try serving drizzled with more strawberry sauce and vanilla ice cream!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g
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