HalloWhoopie Pies

Does anyone else count down the days until it is acceptable to pull out the Halloween decorations? Here in SoCal, it is usually 80 degrees through the end of October, so the only way to make it truly feel like fall is to fill my kitchen with the smells of pumpkin!


These whoopie pies are perfect for a Halloween party for kids or adults! They are fun, colorful, and filled with oreos!


Chocolate Cake

½ Cup buttermilk

½ Cup coconut oil, melted

1 egg

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Cup brown sugar

1 Teaspoon baking soda

½ Cup dark cocoa powder

2 Cups all purpose flour

½ Cup hot water


Pumpkin Cake

½ Cup buttermilk

½ Cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Cup brown sugar

1 Teaspoon baking soda

2 ½ Cups all purpose flour

½ Cup hot water


Cookies and Cream Frosting

¾ Cup butter, softened

1 Cup crushed oreos

3-4 Cups powdered sugar

2-3 Tablespoons milk


Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.


To make the chocolate cake, in a large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, coconut oil, egg, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.


Once combined, use a spatula to mix in the baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour. The mixture will be very thick and sticky. Once combined, add the hot water and whisk to combine. Let the batter sit for ten minutes before scooping on to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.


Using ¼ cup measuring cup, spoon the batter onto the parchment lined baking sheet about ½ inch apart.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until firm. Let cool completely on a wire rack.


To make the pumpkin cake, whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.


Once combined, use a spatula to mix in the baking soda and flour. The mixture will be very thick and sticky. Once combined, add the hot water and whisk to combine. Let the batter sit for ten minutes before scooping on to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.


Using ¼ cup measuring cup, spoon the batter onto the parchment lined baking sheet about ½ inch apart.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until firm. Let cool completely on a wire rack.


While the cakes are cooling, make the frosting by placing the butter in a mixing bowl. Using a mixer, whip the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add in the powdered sugar until the mixture is thick. Add in the crushed oreos, and 1 tablespoon of milk. If needed, add more powdered sugar. The frosting should be very thick.


To assemble, take one pumpkin cake and spread frosting (or pipe if you're feeling fancy) onto the cake. Top with a chocolate cake. Continue until all are completed.



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