Fresh strawberries are sandwiched with a sweet cream cheese filling in these luscious chocolate shortcake whoopie pies.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Drop 2 Tbsp. batter, 2 inches apart, into 32 mounds on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out almost clean. Cool on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Beat cream cheese and marshmallow creme in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add COOL WHIP; beat on low speed just until blended.
Spread about 2 Tbsp. COOL WHIP mixture onto bottom side of each of 16 cookies. Top with strawberries and remaining cookies.
This special treat has built-in portion control and can be enjoyed on occasion.
Prepare using a yellow cake mix and reducing oil to 1/3 cup.
How to Store
Bake cake mix as directed. Immediately press 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces into tops of 16 cookies. Beat 3/4 cup peanut butter into filling mixture. Slice 4 bananas. Spread bottom side of each undecorated cookie with COOL WHIP mixture. Top with bananas and decorated cookies.
Prepare as directed, omitting strawberries. Crush 60 hard peppermint candies. Stir half the crushed candies into filling mixture, and use remaining to coat edges of assembled whoopie pies.
Prepare using a yellow cake mix and reducing oil to 1/3 cup. Bake as directed. Immediately press 1/2 cup toasted BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut into tops of 16 cookies. Add an additional 1 cup toasted coconut, 1 drained 8-oz. can crushed pineapple and 1 tsp. rum extract to filling. Continue as directed.
Prepare using a spice cake mix and reducing oil to 1/3 cup. Bake as directed. Omit strawberries. Top COOL WHIP mixture on 16 cookies with a 21-oz. can apple pie filling, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and remaining cookies.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.