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Candy Cane Whoopie Pies - fluffy on the outside, creamy and minty on the inside. YUM!
Candy Cane Whoopie Pies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

These Candy Cane Whoopie Pies are soft and fluffy, with candy cane icing that’s a little minty and a little sweet… perfect for a tasty winter treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Myra
For Cakes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 scant cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg (at room temperature)
For Candy Cane Icing
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 candy canes (crushed)
For Cakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Pour vinegar into a measuring cup. Add milk to fill to the one cup mark. Set aside for five minutes to allow vinegar to sour milk. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and mix well to combine.
  6. Add 1/3 of flour mixture to butter/brown sugar and mix until just combined.
  7. Add 1/2 of liquid to butter/brown sugar and mix until just combined. Continue by adding 1/3 flour and mixing, adding the remaining liquid and mixing and finally adding the rest of the flour and mixing. Do not over mix.
  8. Drop by tablespoonful onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. You should be able to fit 12 on a cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until tops spring back when pressed lightly. Cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
For Candy Cane Icing
  1. Cream butter and icing sugar together until well mixed.
  2. In a separate dish stir together milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Add to icing sugar and mix well.
  3. Fold in crushed candy canes. (I crushed mine in bag using a rolling pin but you could use a jar or whatever you have handy.)
For Whoopie Pies
  1. Spread a spoonful of icing on a chocolate cake and top with a similar shaped cake.
Recipe Notes

* A scant cup is just slightly less than a full cup.

Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Whoopie Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.