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These Black Cat Whoopie Pies are double the decadence with moist chocolate cakes sandwiched together with chocolate buttercream frosting for a cute Halloween treat!
I am no stranger to whoopie pies here. Arguably, they might be one of my favorite things to make and eat
Who can resist fluffy cakes sandwiched together with delicious filling?!
So I just knew I had to make a Halloween version and these Black Cats turned out so cute!
🍫Check out these other whoopie pies below:
For these whoopie pies I went with double the chocolate.
They are super easy to make, so please don’t be intimidated. However, I do recommend a whoopie pie pan for these.
You could even make little mini versions!
INGREDIENTS: What you need
- unsalted butter, soften to room temperature
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- All-Purpose Flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- espresso powder, optional
- baking powder
- baking soda
- teaspoon salt
For the chocolate buttercream
- 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, soften to room temperature
- 13 ounces powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Eyeball candy
- white gel icing
- 12pink sixlets
- 24 pieces candy corn
- 2 ounces chocolate candy melts
Thank you to Dixie Crystals for sponsoring this event and for the sugar!
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Into a mixing bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Beat until combined.
- Using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) place batter into wells of pan. Bake in oven for 8-9 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.
When the whoopie pies are cooled, pipe the chocolate buttercream onto the bottom of your whoopie pies and place on the top whoopie pie to create a sandwich.
Using gel frosting, add three dots, to secure the eyes and nose.
Draw “hooks” under the nose and whiskers with the white icing.
For the ears. I was going to use chocolate covered almonds but found they were too large.
Therefore, I made chocolate covered candy corn.
Just melt chocolate, stir in candy corn and allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place onto parchment paper to set.
Then insert into the frosting to create cat ears.
You can use any type of triangle chocolate/brown candy for the ears.
how do you store whoopie pies?
I recommend storing whoopie pies in the refrigerator, in an air tight container, because of the buttercream frosting.
Refrigerated whoopie pies will last up to 1 week.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT WHOOPIE PIES
I think it’s too much chocolate, what else can I fill these with?
- There are a few versions of whoopie pies on the blog. I would suggest either going with a vanilla frosting, which you can find here, or even the marshmallow frosting from these hot chocolate ones. Or how about peanut butter frosting? You can find a recipe here: here
can I use a box mix to make these?
- Sure! I totally get it. Sometimes it’s easier to use a boxed cake mix. Go for it!
can I make these into bats?
- Heck yeah! How cute would that be? I would make the whoopie pies and place on the eyeball candies. After that I would take a chocolate sandwich cookie, like an OREO and twist off one half. Cut the round into half, to make wings, and insert into the sides where the frosting is.
can whoopie pies be frozen?
- Yes, you can freeze whoopie pies.
You can either freeze the individual cakes, without frosting, by wrapping tightly in saran wrap, then aluminum foil and placed into a zip top bag or air tight container Or you can assemble the whoopie pies, with the buttercream frosting, individually wrap in saran wrap and then foil and when frozen, store in freezer bags or an airtight containers.
You could pour orange chocolate over the tops of these and make them into pumpkin whoopie pies and draw a face on them with black icing.
🎃 MORE HALLOWEEN RECIPES
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Peanut Butter Spider Cookies from BigBearsWife
- Chocolate Almond Owl Eye Cookies from Savory Moments
- Halloween Sugar Cookies from House of Nash Eats
- Mini Mallowmar Candy Corn Cookies from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies from Fresh Coast Eats
- Black Cat Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake from The Flour Handprint
- Flying Purple People Eater Cake Balls from The Spiffy Cookie
- Cream Cheese Brownies with Pumpkin from Back To My Southern Roots
- Pan de Muerto (Day of the dead bread) from Lemon Blossoms
- Eye of Newt Halloween Milkshake from It’s Shanaka
Sweet Halloween Treats:
- Halloween Marshmallow Pops from Devour Dinner
- Monster Mouths from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spooky Peanut Butter Balls from Tastes of Homemade
- Spider Web Ice Cream Pie from An Affair from the Heart
- Halloween Fudge from Sweet Beginnings
- The Best Halloween Muddy Buddies Mix from Family Around the Table
- Halloween Treat Popcorn Balls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Halloween Charcuterie Board from I am a Honey Bee
Savory Halloween Recipes:
- Air Fried Bat Wings from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
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