I’m not a huge dessert eater, but when I do eat dessert, I usually go for some version of salted caramel. This recipe for salted caramel whoopie pies was first shared with me by one of my Nashville neighbors about ten years ago, and it’s been a staple at our house ever since.Jump to Recipe
I’m not going to say that these are healthy in any way, shape, or form, but I always think that a homemade dessert is far better than a packaged, processed, or storebought one if you plan to indulge.
Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling
Whoopie pies are not pies at all but a cake-like sandwich cookie. Enjoy this chocolate version that is filled with a delicious salted caramel buttercream.
- 1 package Devil's food cake mix with pudding
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 eggs (large)
- 1-2 t. sea salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup caramel sauce
- 1 t sea salt
- 1 t vanilla extract
Combine cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, water and eggs in bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth. Let batter rest 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Drop batter by slightly rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto parchment-lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt. Bake 5-7 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack.
Place 1 cup butter into bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add caramel sauce, 1 teaspoon sea salt and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
Pipe or spread rounded teaspoonful filling onto bottom of 1 cookie; place second cookie, bottom-side down over filling. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
My neighbor originally found this recipe on the Land O Lakes website, but it’s been removed so I can’t link to it for additional tips and details. Fortunately, this yummy recipe lives on here. If you’re tasked with bringing dessert to a summer party or gathering, I can guarantee that this one will be a BIG hit. Enjoy!