Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

Devil’s Food Cake Whoopie Pie

Devil’s food cake whoopie pies are a delicious way to show friends and family how much you love them this Valentine’s Day or any day!

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

For as long as I can remember, the week leading up to Valentine’s Day at my house has been filled with shoe boxes, bright colored construction paper, glitter, glue, handmade cards and hours of imagination and creation.

Elementary school is now but a fleeting memory and I must admit that I’m handling it, {sniff} quite, {sob}  well. My girls have blossomed into beautiful young ladies who are now getting ready to move onto high school and (I can’t believe that I’m typing these words) spend weekends visiting colleges. How is that possible? 

So the other day while I was shopping at my beloved Target, hurriedly rushing through the isles, I just may have taken a wrong turn and ended up in the Valentine section. Within moments I was surrounded by hundreds of happily chattering mothers holding the hands of rosy cheeked children who where gleefully picking and choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day cards to fill their beautifully decorated boxes… that they had just finished making at home with bright colored construction paper, glitter and glue. I swear that I could hear the music from Little House on the Prairie in the background, making it all the more traumatic to realize that I had a cart full of toilet paper and cleaning supplies, rather than my sweet little chubby cheeked cherubs eating popcorn and slurping a slushy. It was at that moment, through my tear filled eyes, that I spotted the devil’s food cake mix and I knew what I had to do. I must admit that I felt a bit torn about my initial intentions. For a split second I considered whipping up the batch of devil’s food cake to eat my sorrows away.

But then I remembered my heart shaped whoopie pie pan  and I envisioned my not-so-little-anymore darlings digging into each chocolate whoopie pie with a little girl glee. My mouth turned up into a Grinch-like grin I knew with certainty that, “I have to make heart whoopie pies for my girls!”. I’m still not certain if I said it out loud or in my head, and I don’t really remember driving home come to think of it. But what I do know is, once I stepped into the quite solitude of my kitchen,

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

and began the simple process of making a boxed recipe with some of my favorite kitchen staples,

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

my heavy heart was enlightened.

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

I became calm and relaxed and enveloped in the sweet bliss of baking.

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

Baking something for the people that I love and cherish,

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

even though they have the audacity to blossom and mature into beautiful young ladies.

Beautiful young ladies who relished in the whoopie pies while entertaining me with their wit and humorous stories about their day. This time I had tears of laughter filling my eyes and I was grateful for who my daughters have become.

Devils Food Cake Whoopie Pie

My heart soared and I just wanted to shout “whoooooopppieeeeeeee!” But I didn’t, because that would be weird. Not to mention, my two sweet young ladies would be the first to point that out to me and I just wanted to relish in the moment.

Here’s another decadent chocolatey Valentine’s Day treat ::

Wishing you a delightful Valentine’s Day full of lots of lighthearted whooooooppppieeeee!


Devil’s Food Cake Whoopie Pies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Wendy Hondroulis | Wenderly
Devils food cake whoopie pies are a delicious way to show friends and family how much you love them this Valentine’s Day or any day!
  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 1 can white icing
  • 1 heart shaped non-stick whoopie pan
  1. Follow instructions on the box to make the Devil’s Food Cake mix. Spray whoopie pan with non-stick spray. Spoon batter into each heart of the whoopie pan (about 2/3 full). Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the whoopie pies cool in pan for 5-10 minutes then turn out of pan. Spread icing on flat side of heart, place another heart flat side down onto icing and repeat until all whoopie pies have been made.
  2. And then say “Whooooooooopie”! And enjoy!

Updated 2/6/15. Originally posted 2/13/13. 


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  1. Oh gosh….I hear ya, girl. It’s hard when you realize all of those sweet little crafts & parties are over. 🙁 I asked kiddo today if he would be embarrassed if I made him a heart-shaped sandwich for his lunchbox. And, he said yes. Boo. 🙁

    Now, THESE wouldn’t have caused embarrassment. Wonder if I can have them made by the time he gets home from school?!?

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your sweeties!!!

  2. Precious! (The pies and the post.) I totally wish I would have seen this the week of Valentine’s because I would have made a batch for my not-so-young younguns. I almost bought a pack of princess valentines for my daughter and super hero ones for my son, just because. But I didn’t. I did think a bunch of the same things. Isn’t it so difficult to watch the holidays go by and see them grow older and more mature and no longer finding those simple silly things cool? But you’re right. Looking at what they are becoming, instead of what used to be is pretty wonderful too.

    ((HUGS)) to you and yours!

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