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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.

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Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
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
Servings: 12 Whoopie Pies


Chocolate Cookies:

Coconut Cream Filling:


  • 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.


Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 440mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 1gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 521IUCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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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?

    1. I am so glad that you like them! I am sorry they are not setting up for you! I will make them this week and see if there needs to be any changes.