- Devil’s Food cake mix 1 15.25oz box
- Water 3/4 cup
- Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup
- Eggs 3 • 130 kcal
- box chocolate fudge instant pudding mix 1 4-serving
- vanilla cake icing 2 16 oz tubs
- orange food coloring gel
- edible black glitter (optional)
- Powdered sugar
Halloween is right round the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than with these spooky Halloween whoopee pies!
Soft, chocolately sponge encloses bright orange vanilla frosting, and you can decorate them exactly how you like – why not use a stencil to create Halloween-themed shapes with powdered sugar, or decorate the frosting with edible black glitter. Let your imagination run wild!
Use ready-made frosting to save time, as well as a box of cake mix – you can have these whoopee pies ready in 20 minutes.
How to make Halloween whoopie pies
Preheat your oven to 350°F/160C fan/gas mark 4.
Combine the Devil's food cake mix, water, vegetable oil, eggs, and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium with a stand mixer or hand mixer until well blended.
For large Whoopie Pies, add 18 evenly sized scoopfuls of the batter to lined baking sheets in a round shape (this will make 9 large pies) – you can pipe the mixture on to the parchment paper in circles if you prefer. It doesn’t matter if they’re perfect circles – they will still taste great!
For smaller Whoopie Pies, make 36 batter circles on several parchment or silicone lined baking trays (you’ll get 18 smaller pies).
Bake for 7-10 minutes, depending on the size of the pies. Insert a skewer into the center of the pie, and if it comes out clean, the pies are done.
Let fully cool on a cooling rack before decorating.
How to make the vanilla frosting
Color the vanilla icing by mixing it with orange food coloring gel, until and mix well until you are happy with the color.
Pipe the icing onto the flat side one Whoopie Pie cake, and gently top with a second cake.
Sprinkle the black sprinkles or edible glitter on to the sides of the icing, if using.
How to decorate Halloween Whoopie Pies
You can buy small Halloween stencils, or even make your own from card (try bats, spiders, ghosts etc.). Put the stencil on top of the pie, and add some powdered sugar in a sifter until the stencil is lightly covered. Lift the stencil away, and you have your design.