Lucky Little Whoopie Pies for St. Patrick’s Day

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When thinking of St. Patrick’s Day meals, I would guess that corned beef and cabbage comes to mind, but not for our family. I can’t help but go straight for the desserts. To keep things fun, light and so very green, I came up with a fun new take on the quite popular whoopie pies. The sweet filling has a touch of mint that complements the chocolate cake perfectly. You can even add a pinch of good luck by adding Lucky Charms marshmallows to decorate the frosting layer.

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure mint extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • green food coloring
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows

chocolate whoopie cakes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, water and eggs at a medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet, drop heaping tablespoons of cake batter two inches apart.
  4. Bake for 8 -10 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean in the center of a cake.
  5. Allow cakes to cool on parchment for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  6. In an electric mixer, cream shortening and butter at a high speed for 3 minutes.
  7. Reduce speed to low and add granulated sugar, mint extract, food coloring and milk.
  8. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until fully incorporated.
  9. Spread a small spoonful of mint frosting between two cakes and decorate the edges with Lucky Charms marshmallows.

lucky charms whoopie pies

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  1. What a great idea…they look delicious. Bookmarked. Thanks!

  2. cute!!

  3. I adore St. Patty’s Day. My boyfriend is Irish and we do it up big every year. I am def going to be trying these!

  4. Always so creative! They look yummy :)

  5. OMG! Love this! Great idea. This is going to be so much fun to make with the kids. Thanks for posting. Will be sharing this with everyone :)

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