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Spiderweb Whoopie Pies

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Today’s Spiderweb Whoopie Pies recipe is a perfect way to end any Halloween celebration and to end this weeks posts of Halloween recipes.  Chocolaty cookies filled with sweet and fluffy orange flavored filling,  finished off with a spooky icing spiderweb.  I had to try these out after seeing them in a recent Redbook issue. They look so cool!

It all starts with a cake mix which is always a fabulous way to begin in my book.  The filling is make with butter, cream cheese, and marshmallow fluff – a deadly but delicious triple combination.  Not only is the filling orange in color, but it also has a light orange flavor thanks to a little orange extract.  If you don’t have the orange extract, just use some vanilla extract in it’s place.  Then you create a simple spider web with a powder sugar glaze.  I also purchased spider rings to add to the whoopie pies.  I just cut off the ring part and set them on top of the spiderweb whoopie pies.

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Here is what you need to make the

Spiderweb Whoopie Pies

  • CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE MIX, WITH PUDDING IN THE MIX
  • EGGS
  • CANOLA OIL
  • WATER
  • UNSALTED BUTTER
  • CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR
  • MARSHMALLOW FLUFF
  • CREAM CHEESE
  • ORANGE EXTRACT
  • ORANGE GEL FOOD COLORING (I USED RED AND YELLOW)
  • MILK
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Spiderweb Whoopie Pies

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Ingredients
  

Whoopie Pies:

  • 1 box 18 1/4-ounce chocolate fudge cake mix, with pudding in the mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup water

Filling:

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 jar 7 1/2-ounce Marshmallow Fluff
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Orange gel food coloring I used red and yellow

Spiderweb Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk or water

Instructions
 

  • Prepare whoopie pies: Beat all ingredients in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed 3 minutes, or until batter is smooth. Let batter rest 30 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop level 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter into mounds on baking sheets, spacing them 3 inches apart (6 to 8 mounds per sheet; you will get 24 mounds).
  • Bake each sheet 11 minutes, or until cakes are puffed and a pick inserted into centers comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Bake remaining cakes.
  • Prepare filling: In a large mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add Marshmallow Fluff, cream cheese, and orange extract; continue mixing until blended. Tint filling a pale orange with food coloring.
  • To assemble pies spread the flat side of 1 cake with 2 tablespoons of the filling; top with another cake, pressing down gently to distribute the filling evenly.
  • To make Spiderweb Glaze, mix ingredients in a small bowl until thick and smooth. Transfer glaze to a small zip-top food-storage bag. Snip off a corner of bag and pipe a spiderweb design on top of each whoopie pie. Let glaze dry until hardened.
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  2. Do you think this recipe would work with other flavors of box mix?
    Like a red velvet cake box mix? I would love to make a red velvet whoopie pie with creamcheese buttercream for the filling.

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  4. What a fantastic Halloween treat.
    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new food photo gallery showcasing beautiful and flavorful baking.

  5. I saw these this morning and thought they were so cute, I just HAD to make them! I doubled the recipe and I wanted to make them smaller so there would be a ton for what I need them for; I ended up with 61 little pies! The only problem I had was that the filling turned out too runny; I even added extra powdered sugar and also let it sit in the fridge to harden up a little, but I was not able to achieve the “height” that yours have. They are still yummy but I wish they were able to hold a little more filling. Consequently I have a bunch of filling left but I have no doubt that I’ll find a use for it before Halloween! 🙂
    Thanks!

  6. These are so cool! I’m making them next weekend for our family Halloween get together. I really like the little spider ring addition.

  7. These are so cool! I’m making them next weekend for our family Halloween get together. I really like the little spider ring addition.