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Halloween Whoopie PIes

Halloween Whoopie Pies are a fun, delicious treat for all your little ghosts and goblins! Decorate them in classic black and orange colors or make them a bit spookier by turning them into spiders!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 small whoopie pies
Calories: 396
Author: Lauren


  • 1 15.25oz box devil's food cake mix
  • 3/4 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 4-serving box chocolate fudge instant pudding
  • 2 16oz tubs vanilla cake icing
  • orange food coloring gel
  • edible black glitter
  • powdered sugar
  • black licorice
  • candy eyes


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

  • Combine the devil's food cake mix, water, vegetable oil, eggs, and pudding mix in a large mixer bowl and beat on medium until well blended.
  • For larger whoopie pies, add 18 evenly sized scoop fulls of the batter to silpat-lined baking sheets in a round shape. You can also pipe the circles using a large piping tip for more even results.
  • For smaller whoopie pies, make 36 batter circles.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes, depending on the size of the pies.
  • Let fully cool before decorating.
  • Color the vanilla icing by mixing it with orange food coloring gel until well blended.
  • Pipe the icing onto one whoppie pie cake and top with a second cake. Sprinkle on the black sprinkles.
  • Alternatively, you can use halloween stencils and powdered sugar to put designs on the tops of the whoopie pies. See notes.
  • Another option is to add 8 licorice legs and candy eyes to make whoopie pie spiders! See notes.


Recipe makes 18 smaller whoopie pies or 9 large whoopie pies

How to Stencil Designs onto Halloween Whoopie Pies

Either purchase small halloween-themed stencils or print/cut out the desired designs you wish to stencil on. Make sure the stencil completely covers the whoopie pie to ensure you don’t get powdered sugar where you don’t want it. Use powdered sugar and a sifter to lightly cover the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil to see your design!

How to Make Halloween Whoopie Pie Spiders

To make Halloween Whoopie Pie Spiders, use 8 pieces of black licorice for the legs. Lay the licorice onto the icing before topping with the second whoopie pie. Use a little bite of extra cake icing to stick candy eyes onto the tops of the pies. You may want to color your cake icing black (or use chocolate flavor!) for this version.


Serving: 1pie | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 411mg | Iron: 0.1mg