Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies are an easy cookies recipe perfect for Easter dessert! Make these Easter cookies for the best Easter Treats!
I love this Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Recipe for Spring - especially Easter! I mean, really, who doesn't love Whoopie Pies?
If you love carrot cake, then you are going to love our Easter whoopie pies!
Why you are going to love our Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
I have such great memories of eating whoopie pies, miniature moon pies and oatmeal raisin pies with my paternal grandfather growing up as a child (mostly the latter, as they were his favorite).
This carrot whoopie pie recipe is not like those old fashioned oatmeal pies my Papaw always had in the kitchen, but they still remind me of him!
Whenever I see an oatmeal raisin pie in the rack at gas station snack section, I think back to sharing that tasty treat with my Papaw. But I prefer Whoopie Pies so much more, especially when they are freshly homemade!
While this carrot cake whoopie pie recipe is homemade, it is made EASIER with a box cake mix!
I ca not even remember the last time I had a Whoopie Pie, it is one of those things that few people make, but when they do, everyone eats them up quickly!
These carrot cake whoopie pies with box cake mix will be so delightful to serve for your Easter dessert. However, they are even just for a fun dessert idea for a Mother's Day or May Day brunch!
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How to Make our Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
Everyone loves Carrot Cake, right? I even love those little carrot cakes with the cream cheese frosting that you can buy in individual servings in your local grocery stores and drug stores.
Ingredients needed to make this Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Recipe:
- Carrot Cake Box of cake mix
- All Purpose Flour
- Vegetable Oil
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Wilton Sparkle Gels in Orange and Green (optional)
- Edible Easter Grass
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Directions for making our Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cooking baking sheet with parchment paper. This will ensure that your whoopie pies are baked perfectly even and don't stick, so that they come off nice and clean once they are done.
In a medium mixing bowl, add the cake mix and flour and mix it well. Next, you are going to add in your water, oil and eggs and mix this all together until it is combined. If you are using an electric mixer, beat it at low speed - but it is not necessary to use an electric mixer. A wire whisk or large spoon will work just fine.
Once your dough is completely combined, spoon the mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. I uses a 2 Tablespoon portion scoop for a nice sized whoopie pie. Then gently spread the batter with the back of the scoop into a 2.5" circle.
Bake your whoopie pies for 12 minutes and then allow them to cool on a cooling rack. This should take about 10 minutes to be completely cool.
When completely cool, frost the bottom of one whoopie pie and press another onto the frosting to create a sandwich.
Resist the urge to lick the cream cheese frosting right off the spoon...I know, I know, it's hard!
All that creamy filling, can't you just taste it on your tongue already? Don't worry, no one can see you drooling through the internet! Even if we could, we wouldn't blame you!
If you are feeling really creative, draw an orange carrot onto the top of the whoopie pie and a green top. I think this is a necessary detail, it ties the whole carrot cake theme together so nicely. Also, let's face it; it just makes these whoopie pies so much cuter!
Serve these Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies on a bed of edible green Easter grass cut into 1" pieces if desired. It adds such a cute little touch to the presentation.
This Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies Recipe makes 12 whoopie pies. Feel free to double the recipe so that you can make more for those big Easter dinner crows! YUM!
We have anywhere between 20 and 30 people at our family Easter dinner each year, so large quantities - especially for something this delicious - are always necessary.
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Variations and Substitutions for our Easter Whoopie Pies
This is an easy to make recipe just as it is, and they taste great! But of course you are welcome to try to switch it up and make changes.
- Vegan - Since most boxed cakes require that you add eggs, milk and butter after, most brands like Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker are vegan! Just substitute the eggs in this recipe with egg substitute and the frosting with a vegan frosting.
- Deluxe - add Easter sprinkles to the filling for a little extra pizzaz!
See this red velvet version of this recipe on my website!
How to Store Our Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
If you are making our Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies a few days before Easter, that is okay! Just make sure to keep them in the fridge in an airtight container so that they don't get stale.
I would recommend that you make them no more than 2 days prior to when you are going to serve them. Make sure that you bring them out of the refrigerator at least 5 hours before you are going to serve them. They need a while to thaw out.
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Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
- 1 package 15 oz Carrot Cake
- ½ cup Flour
- ½ cup Water
- ⅓ cup Oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tub Cream Cheese Frosting
- Wilton Sparkle Gels in Orange and Green optional
- Edible Easter Grass
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, add cake mix and flour and mix well.
- Add water, oil and eggs and mix until combined.
- Spoon onto prepared baking sheet (I use a 2 Tablespoon portion scoop) and gently spread the batter with the back of the scoop into a 2.5" circle.
- Bake for 12 minutes and cool on a cooling rack.
- When completely cool, frost the bottom of one whoopie pie and press another onto the frosting to create a sandwich.