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Mini Whoopie Pie Cupcake Poppers

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Add some fun to your food with these colorful mini Whoopie Pie Cupcake Poppers! A delicious frosting sandwiched between everyone’s favorite part of a cupcake.. the cupcake tops!

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If you’ve never made Whoopie Pies before, you are in for a special treat! These little bites are a quick and easy way to add some color and fun to your next celebration!  I found this idea years ago from Betty Crocker and we’ve made them several times in my home. They call them “Cupcake Poppers”, I just call them DELICIOUS! They are perfect for birthday parties, baby showers, Halloween, 4th of July… they are a tasty treat that’s easy to customize and match to a certain color scheme. Most recently we made them for our Superbowl party and we had the whoopie pies in the colors of our favorite team.  (They are kind of perfect for any occasion!)

Here is how you make them:

How to Make Whoppie Pie Cupcake Poppers

First, grab 1 box of white cake mix + ingredients listed on the box. You’ll also need food coloring and frosting  – our favorite recipe is HERE.

Make the cake batter according to package directions, then separate into 4 different bowls with about 1 1/4 cups batter in each. Add food coloring to each bowl (I did 5-6 drops) and mix well. Spoon batter into mini cupcake tins and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°, or until they pass the toothpick test. Let them cool completely.

If you want to tint the frosting, separate it into small bowls and add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each bowl, then mix well.

Once the cupcakes are cool, cut off the tops with a serrated knife. You can shamelessly eat the bottoms (no judging here!) or use them to make Cake Pops!

Pipe or spread a little frosting onto the underside of one of the tops and then sandwich another top of the same color on top of the frosting.

Aren’t these the cutest? (And they taste great too!!!)

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Whoopie Pie Cupcake Poppers

Add some fun to your food with these colorful mini Whoopie Pies! A delicious frosting sandwiched between everyone's favorite part of a cupcake.. the cupcake tops!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredients, 30 minutes or less, baked goods, cupcakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 cupcake poppers
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box of white cake mix + ingredients listed on the box
  • food coloring
  • frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°. Make the cake batter according to package directions, then separate into 4 different bowls, about 1 1/4 cups batter in each.
  2. Add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix well.
  3. Spoon batter into mini cupcake tins and bake for 8-10 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test. Let them cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, separate frosting into 4 small bowls, and add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each and mix well.
  5. Once the cupcakes are cool, cut off the tops with a serrated knife. Use the bottoms to make Cake Pops, or eat them! No judging here!
  6. Pipe or spread a little color-coordinated frosting onto the underside of one of the tops and then sandwich another top of the same color on top of the frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Whoopie Pie Cupcake Poppers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Eat and Enjoy!

(This idea was originally published in May 2011)

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