Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies

I’m so excited to be here guest posting for The Recipe Critic! My name is Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake and I’m all about quick, easy and delicious recipes! So what does that mean? It means I believe in the “cake mix.” They make things so fast and simple AND you can use gluten free cake mixes if you need to! I thought I would share a recipe from my new cookbook Make it with a Cake Mix… Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies!

Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies on a cooling rack.


Overhead view of Chocolate Coconut Whoopies on a cooling rack.


How to make Whoopie Pies

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Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 Whoopie Pies

A delicious chocolate cookie made with a cake mix and stuffed with a delicious coconut cream filling!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate coconut whoopie pies, whoopie pies, whoopie pies recipe


Chocolate Cookies:

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix I always prefer Pillsbury mixes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ Cup butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Coconut Cream Filling:

  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ¼ Cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ tsp. coconut extract
  • 3-4 Cup powdered sugar
  • Shredded coconut for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
  2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove any lumps.
  3. Add eggs, butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract and stir until combined well.
  4. Make dough balls the size of 1 or 1 ½ Tablespoons (depending on how large you want to finished product to be) and place on the cookies sheets 2 inches apart from each other. Gently pat down the cookies a little bit to that they don’t bake too tall.
  5. Bake for 7-12 minutes, depending on how fudgey or cakey you like your cookies.


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter for 2 minutes. Add coconut extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

  2. To assemble, frost the bottom of half of your cooled cookies. Then take the unfrosted cookies and pace them on top of the frosted ones creating your cookie “sandwiches.” Roll exposed edges in shredded coconut for added decoration.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 440mg18%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 521IU10%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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