Easter is SO close, and I love the excitement of new life springing up all around, and the thrill that my kids have when we celebrate said new life with hidden easter eggs. Indulge in these tasty treats that are perfect for Easter parties, family gatherings, school treats, or just a fun baking project with the kids.
In this blog post, I’ll take you through the step-by-step instructions on how to make these soft, cake-like cookies filled with creamy frosting, and decorated like easter eggs. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow (and bonus, super cheap to make!) and will have your taste buds hopping with joy.
(Aren’t I PUNNY? Hahaha. I’ll see myself out.)
Ingredients For Easter Egg Whoopie Pies
Cake mix including whatever extras the box mix calls for (mine called for eggs, oil and water. (I used Duncan Hines vanilla cake mix because it’s what I had on hand. You can use any cake mix though, even gluten- free! Feel free to use any flavour or colour of cake mix as well. This would be a great recipe to use frozen eggs with.
Icing (I used store bought icing to save time. HERE is a great creamy buttercream from Duncan Hines you can use! THIS is a vegan buttermilk icing recipe from one of my fave food blogs., or any favourite cake icing recipe that you have will work just fine here.
Sugar Cookie Icing– You’ll want a thinner icing for this, because it is being used to decorate. Again, I used store bought because time is limited this week. If you do want to make your own, THIS is a great recipe, or you can grab some HERE by Wilton.
Food Coloring– Optional: You can add colour to your cake mix (if it’s not chocolate) to make your Easter Egg Whoopie Pies more colourful
Tools to make Easter Egg Whoopie Pies
This is one of those simple, yet impressive looking recipes, where all the “fancy” is in the details of how you put it together.
Of course this one is optional because you can mix the batter in a bowl yourself! I do typically use a Kitchen Aid for my large family, and it makes recipes like this much easier (plus we also use it for bread, homemade pasta, cookies etc.). You’ll see here for this recipe I just mixed it quickly by hand with a whisk..
You’ll need 1-2 baking sheets to bake the whoopie pies on. You can get away with 1 if you are able (time wise) to do batches
You’ll want to use a scooper for your “egg” pies to make sure that they are all uniform This is a scoop that is used for cookies, but it would be great for this too, to make uniform, cakes that will fit together
This is an important piece, as you do NOT want your whoopie cakes to stick. A silicone mat is a great investment for your kitchen, I use it for almost all of my oven cooking and baking needs.
This is to get the icing to the edge of the whoopie pies, and fill them in nicely. It does make a big difference to have the edges of them looking nice. I purchased this set for cake making and it has been SO handy for desserts, birthday cakes etc. Wilton also makes excellent and dependable products.
To mix the cake batter in! I own a set of stainless steel ones and they are great for mixing, serving, and even crafting!
Variations for Easter Egg Whoopie Pies
While I chose to keep it simple with basic vanilla cake mix and chocolate icing, you can feel free to mix up your favourite cake flavours and icing flavours. Here are a few flavour combinations you might try:
These pies are so delicious, and they would even make a great gift! Wrapped up in a glass bowl with some transparent coloured wrap over top.
It’s always nice to make something from scratch, but that’s not always possible in my world so I’m happy to choose a happy medium and use boxed mix and store icing, and I know that my kids will be THRILLED when I pull these surprise bad boys out of the fridge following easter dinner.
This time of the year always feels so hopeful for me…the sun is coming out more, the birds are coming back and starting to sing. It’s a beautiful and gentle reminder that even though our life winter seasons sometimes have us thinking that we are surrounded in death…actually life is just below the surface! And when it’s time, those tiny sprigs of life will pop up from beneath the snow, bringing with it new possibilities.
cake in hand,
Did you make these? How did they turn out? I’d love to know!
Aja Celeste is a mom to 6 beautiful children and a twin mom! She is also creator and writer of That Zoi Life and a professionally trained Evolutionary Astrologer who has been doing astrology for 7 years. She is also a health care assistant, has a Bachelor of Ministry Degree, and is passionate about supporting people in conscious parenting. She also does Psychosomatics using Recall Healing.
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