Star-Spangled Whoopie Pies (Patriotic Bliss In Every Bite)



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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • For the Creamy Filling:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • For Toppings (Optional):
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles

  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Using a piping bag or spoon, drop dollops of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each dollop.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cake shells spring back lightly when touched. Avoid overbaking to keep them soft.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cake shells cool on a wire rack.
  • For the Creamy Filling
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar to the butter and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the butter-sugar mixture until smooth and airy.
  • Assembling the Star-Spangled Whoopie Pies
  • Match the cooled chocolate cake shells into pairs of similar sizes.
  • Using a piping bag or spoon, generously spread the creamy filling onto one-half of each cake shell pair.
  • Gently press the other cake shell onto the creamy filling to create a sandwich.
  • Optional: Sprinkle red, white, and blue sprinkles on the sides of the creamy filling for a patriotic touch.
  • Garnish the top of each whoopie pie with fresh sliced strawberries and a few blueberries.

As I set out to share this mouthwatering recipe for Star-Spangled Whoopie Pies, I can’t help but feel a burst of excitement.

These delightful treats are a real crowd-pleaser and have never failed to bring joy to every gathering I’ve brought them to.

With their rich chocolate cake shells sandwiching a creamy, fluffy filling, they are the epitome of indulgence and comfort.

What exactly are Star-Spangled whoopie pies, you may wonder?

Well, imagine two tender, cake-like cookies resembling oversized macarons, only these are made with rich cocoa and a hint of vanilla.

Between these chocolate delights and even how to make the best hot chocolate lies a luscious, creamy filling that’s so dreamy and flavorful, it’s hard to resist taking more than just one bite.

My journey with these delectable treats began when I stumbled upon the recipe at a family reunion.

The moment I took my first bite, I knew I had found a dessert worth sharing.

Ever since then, these Star-Spangled whoopie pies have become my best 4th of July dessert for parties, potlucks, and even cozy nights with loved ones.

As we delve into this recipe together, I hope you’ll find as much delight in making and savoring these treats as I have.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a festive gathering, or simply treating yourself to something sweet, these Star-Spangled whoopie pies are sure to become a beloved addition to your dessert repertoire.

So, let’s get started on this delightful journey of baking and indulging.

5 Irresistible Variations to Elevate Your Sweet Treats

Get ready to embark on a delectable journey through the world of Whoopee Pies like never before.

My whimsical Whoopee Pies collection brings you five enchanting variations of the classic Star-Spangled delight, each a masterpiece of flavors and textures.

From zesty citrus to nutty indulgence and berry explosions, these variations will redefine your dessert experience and ignite your taste buds with excitement.

Join me as we unveil the magic of these imaginative twists on a beloved classic.

1. Raspberry Jubilee Whoopie Pies

Raspberry Jubilee Whoopie Pies

Indulge in a tantalizing twist on the classic Star-Spangled whoopie pies with my Raspberry Jubilee variation.

Sweet, tangy, and oh-so-delectable, these treats are a symphony of flavors that will elevate your dessert game.

Just like one of my favorite raspberry desserts, the raspberry almond scones.

Get ready to explore the perfect balance between rich chocolate cake shells and a luscious raspberry cream filling. Your taste buds are in for a delightful journey.

2. Lemon Zest Delight Whoopie Pies

Add a refreshing burst of citrusy joy to your dessert repertoire with my Lemon Zest Delight Whoopie Pies.

This variation takes the beloved Star-Spangled whoopie pies to new heights, infusing them with the vibrant flavors of lemon.

Prepare to experience the zesty zing of lemon cake shells paired with a velvety lemon cream filling.

Even the cotton candy lemonade sunny treats are a delightful way to brighten up any occasion.

3. Nutty Chocolate Crunch Whoopie Pies

Stack nutty chocolate crunch whoopie Pies

Elevate your dessert experience with a delightful crunch in my Nutty Chocolate Crunch Whoopie Pies.

This variation adds a layer of texture and nutty goodness to the classic Star-Spangled whoopie pies.

Indulge in the harmonious blend of rich chocolate cake shells and a creamy filling, now adorned with the irresistible crunch of finely chopped nuts.

Get ready for a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more with these recipes on the table, just like the sweetness and chewiness of Chocolate chip and peanut butter granola bars.

4. Salted Caramel Dream Whoopie Pies

Embark on a journey of indulgence with my Salted Caramel Dream Whoopie Pies, where sweet meets savory in the most delightful way.

This variation takes the classic Star-Spangled whoopie pies to a new level by introducing the luxurious flavors of salted caramel.

Immerse yourself in the velvety embrace of caramel-infused cake shells and a heavenly salted caramel cream filling.

There are some ways also you can enjoy eating caramel by adding apple slices that I really miss.

These treats are a testament to the art of balancing flavors and leaving you craving another bite.

5. Triple Berry Burst Whoopie Pies

Triple Berry Burst Whoopie Pies

Dive into a berry-infused paradise with our Triple Berry Burst Whoopie Pies, a variation that celebrates the natural sweetness of berries.

Elevate the classic Star-Spangled whoopie pies by introducing a medley of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries into the mix.

If you already indulge in the berry madness, you should try this dessert also Berry Flag Pie and you will be happy that you have tried.

Indulge in the symphony of flavors as the berry-studded cake shells harmonize with a creamy mixed berry filling.

Get ready to experience a burst of fruity bliss in every bite.

These variations of Star-Spangled whoopie pies offer a diverse range of flavors and textures, ensuring there’s a delightful treat for every palate.

Whether you’re a fan of citrusy zing, nutty crunch, or sweet-savory harmony, these creative twists on the classic recipe will capture your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Dive into the world of Whoopie Pie variations and let your dessert imagination run wild.

Assembling the Star-Spangled Whoopie Pies

It’s time to bring all the elements together and assemble the Star-Spangled whoopie pies into delightful, eye-catching treats.

In this section, we’ll explore the art of pairing the chocolate cake shells and the creamy filling, and then we’ll add a touch of patriotism with colorful and festive toppings.

Get ready to create a dessert that will impress both kids and adults alike.

1. Match the Cake Shells

Take the cooled chocolate cake shells and pair them up according to their size and shape.

Matching the shells ensures that your whoopie pies will have a consistent appearance and a perfect balance of cake and filling.

2. Fill with Creamy Goodness

Using a piping bag or a teaspoon, generously spread the creamy filling onto one half of the cake shell pair.

Be generous with the filling, as this is the heart of the whoopie pie experience.

3. Create the Sandwich

Gently press the other cake shell onto the creamy filling to create a delicious sandwich.

The soft, cake-like shells should gently hug the luscious filling, creating a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

4. Add Patriotic Toppings

To give your Star-Spangled whoopie pies a festive touch, sprinkle red, white, and blue sprinkles on the sides of the creamy filling.

This adds a burst of color and a touch of celebration.

4. Fresh Berry Decorations

For a truly patriotic touch, garnish the top of each whoopie pie with fresh sliced strawberries and a few blueberries.

These fresh berries not only add a pop of color but also complement the rich chocolate and creamy filling with their natural sweetness.

6. Presentation Matters

Arrange the assembled whoopie pies on a festive platter or individual dessert plates.

They’ll look so inviting and irresistible that everyone will want to grab one.

7. Share the Joy

Now, it’s time to share the joy of your homemade Star-Spangled whoopie pies with your loved ones.

Watch their faces light up with delight as they take a bite of these delectable treats.

These whoopie pies are perfect for any celebration, from Fourth of July parties to birthday gatherings.

Enjoy the combination of velvety cake shells and the creamy, fluffy filling bursting with flavor.

The patriotic toppings add a touch of charm, making these whoopie pies a standout addition to any dessert spread.

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Thank you for joining me on this baking adventure. Until next time, keep creating moments of joy with the magic of homemade delights. Happy baking.

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