Devil’s Food Holiday Whoopie Pies…and a Giveaway

I like easy things.

I especially like easy things that are delicious.

Whoopie Pies are delicious.


Now – Whoopie Pies, or rather, Devil’s Food Holiday Whoopie Pies, are both…easy AND delicious.

This is all thanks to Pillsbury and their Celebration Starters.

Say what?

Yeah, go with me on this one.

Box Mix.  Embrace it.  It’s Holiday Eve, everyone is cooking and baking and cleaning and shopping and crying and running the heck out of time because AhmmaGawd, we all need The Minecraft Legos and they are SOLD OUT at the WALMART.


Take it easy on yourself and embrace the box mix.

For these whoopie pies, I used the Pillsbury Devil’s Food Cake Mix.  Devil’s Food has always been my go to mix – it’s rich, it’s chocolate, and it’s just plain good.  But mixed with cream cheese and vanilla?  Hello, full on goodness.  Sandwich these bad boys with Pillsbury Vanilla Icing (in GREEN, and rolled in Sprinkles) you look like someone who has time to knot all our own ornaments.  You look like a Pinterest Success.  You look like the Homeroom Mom who still has time to book a pedicure and facial.

No, I don’t embellish.

Make them.  See for yourself.


Devil’s Food Holiday Whoopie Pies

makes 20-24


  • 1 box Pillsbury Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 can Pillsbury Icing (I used Green Vanilla with Sprinkles)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.  Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, cream cheese, butter, egg, and vanilla.  Mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
  3. Using a spring loaded cookie scoop, place scoops of cake mix onto prepared cookie sheet.  Flatten each scoop slightly with your fingers – cookies will not spread much.
  4. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Repeat with remaining batter until all cookies are made.
  6. Once cooled, fill cookies with Pillsbury icing of choice. If desired, roll edges in holiday sprinkles.  Keep cookies in airtight container.


The Giveaway

How would you like to win a great gift pack from Pillsbury?  Including…get this…a $100 Visa Gift Card and some great Pillsbury products?


Just leave me a comment here letting me know your favorite way to use Cake Mix.  Bam – you are entered to win!

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Good Luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pillsbury.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Giveaway supplied and shipped by Pillsbury.  US Addresses only, please.  Giveaway entry period ends December 14, 2014, at 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be notified via email address provided at entry.


  1. Lisa Brown says:

    cake mix works great to make waffles.

  2. I love to use cake mix to make cookies or quick banana bread!

  3. great giveaway! i love gooey butter cake…the shortcut kind. 🙂

  4. I love dump cake. 🙂

  5. Vanessa Fletcher says:

    Dump a bunch of frozen berries in a baking dish, sprinkle a box of dry Pillsbury yellow cake mix on top and top with a melted stick of butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or so and you have a hot homemade cobbler that will have your guests asking for the recipe! Top it off with homemade ice cream and they think you’re a kitchen goddess! Thanks, Pillsbury, for making me look good!

  6. I like to make cupcakes with cake mix.

  7. cake mix for cupcakes!

  8. Deb Jackson says:

    I use cakemix to make my cookies…..esp devilsfood.
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  9. Deb Jackson says:
  10. I love to add cake mix to my rice krispie treats – gives them an extra yumy flavor!

  11. For rum cake!

  12. I like to make cupcakes

  13. I like to use cake mix to make donuts.

  14. i haven’t tried it yet but I know I would love to make cookies with a box of cake mix!

  15. I like making cookies from cake mix. Or just mixing cake mix with pumpkin or pie filling 🙂

  16. I’ve made a pumpkin spice cake that was just the cake mix and a can of pumpkin, once cooked topped with whipped cream that was spiked with pudding mix. Unbelievably easy and very tasty!

  17. My kids love when I use cake mix to make cupcakes.

  18. shared on Facebook–

  19. I love using a yellow or butter cake mix for my peach crunch dump cake. It’s quick, easy and tastes SO good!

  20. I like to use chocolate cake mix and doctor it up with pudding mix and chocolate chips!

  21. Love making cookies with cake mixes. So moist!

  22. Karen Lynch says:

    I like to make cupcakes. Have never tried to make cookies, but would like to try someday.

  23. I like to make muffins with it — mix a can of pumpkin and boom, you’re set!

  24. cake mix cookies! or cake balls!

  25. I make Bayou Brownies using yellow cake mix

  26. My favorite way to use cake mix is in a peach cobbler.

  27. I like to use cake mix to make pancakes. Yumm!

  28. There is a really good recipe from the Cake Doctor cookbook that uses cake mix for pumpkin bars!

  29. Honestly, I love making good old-fashioned cake out of their mixes, it’s delicious!

  30. I can’t get enough of dump cakes (though I CAN get enough of the name!). They are so easy, and the way that the cake mix blends with the butter on top… YUM.

  31. I adore using cake mix to make cupcakes; so easy, so reliable, so consistent. I make cupcakes almost every single week!

  32. i like using cake mix to make cupcakes.

  33. I love using cake mix to make Chess Cake.

  34. I like to make cake mix cookies. Mmmmm.