Whoopie Pies from Cake Mix
1 (18.25 oz) Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, Devils Food (with pudding in the mix)
3/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
5 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 stick (1/4 lb) butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening, softened
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
To make cakes - Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare devil’s food cake mix according to directions on package, but use only 3/4 cup of water, the 1/2 cup of oil and the 3 eggs. Drop the batter onto greased cookie sheet forming 2-1/2 to 3 inch circles by smoothing out batter with the back of a spoon. Makes about 20 circles. Bake about 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
To make filling - Mix milk and flour in bowl. Stir out lumps. Using a saucepan, stir in milk and flour, cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat, until a thickend paste is formed. Allow to cool.
In a bowl, cream butter and shortening. Mix in confectioners sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat with mixer on medium speed until blended.
Begin adding, a tablespoon at a time, while beating, the cooled milk/flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat until combined mixtures are light and fluffy.
Flip the cooked, cooled, cakes over and spoon a dollop of filling onto half of the cakes. Place the other half of the cakes on top of filling to form Woopie pies.
It’s important to use a cake mix that contains pudding in order for the Woopie Pies to have the correct consistency.
Make about 10 Woopie Pies.