Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies

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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

5 from 1 vote
A delicious chocolate cookie made with a cake mix and stuffed with a delicious coconut cream filling!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 12 Whoopie Pies


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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
  • Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove any lumps.
  • Add eggs, butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract and stir until combined well.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 7-12 minutes, depending on how fudgey or cakey you like your cookies.


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


Serves: 12

Calories424kcal (21%)Carbohydrates58g (19%)Protein4g (8%)Fat21g (32%)Saturated Fat11g (55%)Cholesterol68mg (23%)Sodium440mg (18%)Potassium142mg (4%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar45g (50%)Vitamin A521IU (10%)Calcium72mg (7%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate coconut whoopie pies, whoopie pies, whoopie pies recipe
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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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  1. 5 stars
    Love these! I’ve made them 3 times, and they’re always a hit, but, only the second time did they NOT go flat. Can’t figure out why they are doing that or what I did different that time. They were still delicious, I just called them whoopie cookies 😊 But do you have any suggestions or ideas why mine keep going flat?

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