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Classic Maine Whoopie Pies

This Classic Maine Whoopie Pies Recipe is the perfect ratio of chocolate cake and sweet vanilla buttercream in a hand-held treat the whole family will love!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 pies
Calories: 244kcal




  • Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream shortening and sugar until mixed.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients alternating with milk until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp), scoop batter out onto lined baking sheet, leaving about 3 inches between each scoop. If there are any pointy spots on the cakes, simply wet the tip of your finger and gently press or rub them down so they're smooth.
  • Make for 10-12 minutes, or until cake spring back when touched.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool and back off the rest of the batter.
  • Make Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and pipe onto 12 cooled cakes, sandwich the filling with another cake and yell Whoopie!


  • Use the Chocolate or Peanut Butter Frosting for different flavor variations.
    Recipe from my friend Brandi.
  • The original recipe calls for 5 tbsp of Cocoa instead of 1/2 cup.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.6mg