As you know, I am Whoopie Pie OBSESSED...which is why, I've created 13 versions of this fabulous little cake cookie using one basic recipe. Whoopie Pies aren't tricky to make...they're simple, they're fast and they're always yummy :).
This Whoopie Pie though...might reign supreme. I took the inspiration from one of my favorite Starbucks drinks and turned it into a little Whoopie Pie. Chocolate plus caramel plus a little salt...oh my goodness! The salt draws out the flavor of the caramel and makes it just completely fabulous! This holiday season, why not bring a Whoopie Pie instead of a pumpkin pie?
Two things to note before you begin: first, you need to use a Kosher or a Sea Salt. Regular table salt won't work the same. Second, this recipe will make a dozen regular sized Whoopie Pies. You can always make them smaller (cook about 5 minutes) to make 2 dozen mini Whoopie Pies.
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup veggie oil
1/4 cup water
store bought vanilla frosting
1/2 cup caramel topping (like the kind you use for ice cream)
1/2 tablespoon Kosher or Sea Salt plus a little more to garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water in bowl.
Drop by 2 tablespoons onto lined cookie sheet (leave about an inch between each cookie)
Bake 9-10 minutes
Cool on pan 5 minutes, move to wire rack and cool 15 more minutes.
To make the frosting, combine store bought frosting with your caramel topping in a mixing bowl. Stir in a half of a tablespoon of sea salt. Take one cookie and place a tablespoon or so of frosting in the center. Press another cookie on top (this will spread the icing out to the edge). Sprinkle a little more sea salt over the top of your completed Whoopie Pie for a garnish.
Once you realize how simple Whoopie Pies are to make, you'll be making them for every occasion. Click here to see my other Whoopie Pie creations.