Apple Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

Apple Spice Cake Whoopie Pies are the perfect spiced up version of a traditional favorite – drawing its flavor from apple butter, with an old-fashioned taste that is the essence of comfort food.

Fall is the perfect time for creating beloved desserts, and whoopie pies are always a winning choice!

Be sure to check out the rest of our recipes for fall, too!

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Apple Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

Feel-Good Food for Fall

Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters and a craving for comfort foods are all sure signs that autumn is in the air.

No fall menu is complete without hearty, homestyle dishes that evoke feelings of well-being and warmth, and there’s no better way to capture the flavors of fall than with the season’s signature ingredient – apples.

Serving up fall’s best feel-good foods doesn’t have to be hard.

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One clever solution: apple butter.

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Made from apples slow-simmered in kettles of sugar, apple cider and spices, apple butter is more than just a spread.

It’s also a versatile ingredient that can enhance your favorite sweet and savory recipes.

Made with American-grown apples in the classic Pennsylvania Dutch style, Musselman’s Apple Butter lends a unique taste to main dishes and desserts alike.

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Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pie Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix, dry
  • 1 1/2 cups Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
a wonderful fall treat! pumpkin whoopie pies

Directions for Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

Heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner.

In large bowl, mix together dry cake mix, apple butter, oil and eggs until smooth. Let stand 3-4 minutes.

Spoon batter onto prepared baking sheet, one heaping, rounded tablespoon at a time. Space about 2 inches apart.

Bake about 14 minutes and let cool completely.

To make cream cheese frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.

Add milk and vanilla, and beat another 1-2 minutes.

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Frost flat side of each “pie” half with frosting and place halves together. Store in sealed container in refrigerator.

close up of a single Spice Cake Whoopie Pie

Note: Marshmallow creme can be substituted for cream cheese frosting.

Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

Spice Cake Whoopie Pies are the perfect spiced up version of a traditional favorite - drawing its flavor from apple butter, with an old-fashioned taste that is the essence of comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix, dry
  • 1 1/2 cups Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

    1. Heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner.
    2. In large bowl, mix together dry cake mix, apple butter, oil and eggs until smooth. Let stand 3-4 minutes.
    3. Spoon batter onto prepared baking sheet, one heaping, rounded tablespoon at a time. Space about 2 inches apart.
    4. Bake about 14 minutes and let cool completely.
    5. To make cream cheese frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.
    6. Add milk and vanilla, and beat another 1-2 minutes.
    7. Frost flat side of each "pie" half with frosting and place halves together. Store in sealed container in refrigerator.

Notes

Marshmallow creme can be substituted for cream cheese frosting.

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