We’re well into football season and it’s the perfect time to try out a new recipe! Impress everyone at your football game watch with these football shaped whoopie pies or just make these for your family for fun! I recently made these for our neighborhood block party and they were a hit. I’m glad a snuck one early because otherwise I would have missed out! The best part is, they are so easy to make because they are made with boxed cake mix!
I just got this new whoopie pie pan and I couldn’t wait to try it out! For this size pan you use 2 tablespoons of batter per indent. Be careful not to fill it up too much or the whoopie pies will puff up when they bake and end up looking like cupcake tops! Some recipes suggest spraying and flouring the pan, but I found using just spray to be enough. The indents should be about 2/3 full.
After you bake, be sure to let them cool off in the pan before trying to remove them! You don’t want to tend up with crumbly pies, like the one in the upper right hand corner of this picture! Let them cool fully on a wire rack before adding the icing.
Are you ready for some football(s)?!
To make the footballs, first spread icing onto one pie half and add another to make a regular whoopie pie sandwich. Then, cut each one in half to give it a football shape. Last, use a pipping bag or plastic baggy with the corner cut off to pipe the “stitching” onto the footballs.
- 1 box Devil's Food cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 can white icing (I used cream cheese flavor!)
- cooking spray
- whoopie pie pan
- Preheat oven to 350F & lightly spray the pan with cooking spray
- Mix ingredients, except icing
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter into each pie section on pan
- Bake for 12-14 min, the pies should spring back when you gently poke them
- Allow to cool for 5 or so minutes in the pan, then cool fully on a wire rack before icing. (repeat with rest of batter if you only have one pan like me!)
- Spread icing on half of the pies, then stick another pie to each one to make regular whoopie pies.
- Cut each one in half to make footballs, place flat side down on serving plate.
- Pipe icing onto each one to make the football "stitching." Serve and enjoy!