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Delicious Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Filling

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Godiva Chocolate Whoopie Pies are delicious cookies filled with a sweet, creamy chocolate filling. If you love rich chocolate desserts, then this is the best whoopie pie recipe for you.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies drizzled with melted chocolate topped Godiva heart.

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When I was growing up my grandmother always called these rich desserts Chocolate Gobs. No matter if you call them Chocolate Gob Cookies or Whoopie Pies you are going to love this Valentine’s Day dessert.

What Are Whoopie Pies?

Whoopie Pies, known as moon pies, is an American classic dessert. They consist of two round, mound-shaped cake-like cookies (often chocolate-flavored) sandwiching a sweet, creamy filling. 

Originating from the Amish tradition, these treats are not quite a cookie, not quite a cake, and definitely not a pie, but a delightful concoction that transcends categorization. Their unique name is said to come from the exclamation of joy, “Whoopie!”, that children would shout upon seeing a delicious whoopie pie in their lunchboxes.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Pumpkin Whoopie Pies recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Godiva Chocolate Whoopie Pies Recipe

  • Perfect for holidays Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.
  • Delicious – Whoopie Pies are rich and soft cookies filled with a sweet and creamy filling.
  • A Great Recipe To Share With Others – This Whoopie Pie recipe is entertaining to make with your kids or as a family activity for any holiday.

Ingredients For Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Ingredients for chocolate whoopie pies including chocolate Godiva hearts, and heavy cream on a white countertop.

Chocolate Whoopie Pie Ingredients

  • Flour: The backbone of many baked goods, providing structure and body to our recipe. 
  • Hershey powder: Adds the irresistible, rich chocolate flavor that makes this dessert delightful.
  • Baking soda: A leavening agent that helps our baked goods rise to perfection.
  • Kosher salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and contrasts with the sweetness.
  • Sweet cream butter, softened: Adds a rich, creamy flavor and contributes to the soft, moist texture of the baked goods.
  • Vegetable shortening: Gives the baked items a light, flaky texture.
  • Dark brown sugar: Imparts a deep, caramel-like sweetness that complements the chocolate flavors beautifully.
  • Large egg: Acts as a binding agent, adding moisture and assisting with the rising process.
  • Pure vanilla extract: Enhances the flavors, bringing out the chocolatey goodness.
  • Whole milk: Provides moisture and helps bind the ingredients together, resulting in a smooth batter.

Chocolate Frosting 

  • Powdered sugar: Adds sweetness to the frosting and gives it a smooth, spreadable consistency.
  • Sweet cream butter, softened: Makes the frosting rich and creamy.
  • Heavy cream: Creates a silky texture in the frosting, making it light and fluffy.
  • Hershey cocoa powder: Infuses the frosting with a deep chocolate flavor.

Topping 

  • Chocolate Godiva hearts: Add a touch of luxury and a burst of rich chocolate when bitten into.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate to drizzle on top: Provides a beautiful finishing touch, enhancing the presentation while adding an extra layer of chocolatey deliciousness.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Instead of chocolate filling, you can make vanilla buttercream filling for a more traditional whoopie pie.
  • Can’t find Godiva chocolates? Use a Hershey’s or Dove’s heart instead.
  • You can roll the edges of the filling in Valentine’s sprinkles or Red Hots for more Valentine’s Day flare.
  • Add more flavor to your recipe using cherry or strawberry extract in your frosting.

How To Make Godiva Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  • Heat your oven to 350℉  degrees. Apply baking spray to a whoopie pie pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix these dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Combine butter, shortening, and brown sugar in a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla. 
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture. 
  • Put 1 ½ tbsp of whoopie pie batter into each whoopie pie cavity.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the tops are springy. Let them cool on a wire rack.

Prepare Filling

  • Combine powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and heavy whipping cream with a mixer until smooth.
  • Put the frosting into a piping bag.

Build The Whoopie Pies

Collage of assembling chocolate whoopie pies.
  • Match similar-sized whoopie pies. (Photo 1)
  • Pipe frosting on one half of each pair. Put a second cookie half on top, and press lightly. (Photos 2 & 3)
Collage of decorating chocolate whoopie pies.
  • Drizzle them with melted chocolate. Place a Godiva heart in the center. (Photo 4)
Chocolate whoopie pies drizzled with Godiva heart in the center surrounded with chocolate chips.

Our Favorite!

Non stick Whoopie pie pan.

Whoopie Pie Pan

The perfect pan for this recipe with a nonstick coating so you don’t have a mess!

Expert Tips 

  • I recommend using baking spray and not cooking spray to remove your whoopie pies easily.
  • If you don’t have a whoopie pie pan, you can also use a baking sheet with a small measured amount of batter spread apart.
  • When making your sandwiches, try to match the sizes as best as possible; this will help keep your edge pieces from breaking off once assembled.

Storing Tips 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

What To Serve With Chocolate Whoopie Pies

These delightful Chocolate Whoopie Pies can be served with various beverages and accompaniments. A cup of hot coffee or a glass of milk is a classic pairing that brings out the rich, chocolatey flavors. 

You could also serve them alongside some fresh fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries, for a refreshing contrast. For special occasions, pair them with a dessert wine or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat.

Chocolate whoopie pie leaning on two stacks of chocolate whoopie pies.

Recipe FAQs

Can I freeze these Chocolate Whoopie Pies?

Yes, you can freeze these Chocolate Whoopie Pies. Just wrap each pie in plastic wrap, then place them in a plastic freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw at room temperature.

What’s the best way to melt the chocolate for the drizzle?

There are a few ways to melt chocolate for the drizzle. The easiest way is to use a microwave. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is fully melted. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler on the stove.

Can I use a different type of sugar instead of dark brown sugar?

Dark brown sugar adds a lovely depth of flavor to these Chocolate Whoopie Pies, but if you don’t have it on hand, you can substitute it with an equal amount of granulated sugar or light brown sugar. Just keep in mind that the flavor will be slightly different.

Can this recipe be made gluten-free?

Yes, you can make these Chocolate Whoopie Pies gluten-free by substituting the regular flour with a gluten-free flour mixture. Make sure to check the labels of the other ingredients to ensure they’re gluten-free as well.

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Delicious Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Filling


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Yields 12 Whoopie Pies
These Godiva Chocolate Whoopie Pies are perfect for any occasion, from a casual gathering with friends to a special dinner.

Ingredients 

Chocolate Whoopie Pie

  • 1 ⅔ cups (208 ⅓ g) flour
  • cup (57 ⅓ g) Hershey powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup (110 g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (236 ⅗ ml) whole milk

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 ½ cups (180 g) powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (113 ½ g) sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (21 ½ g) hershey cocoa powder

Topping

  • 12 Chocolate Godiva hearts
  • 1 cup melted semi sweet chocolate to drizzle on top

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350℉ degrees. Apply baking spray to a whoopie pie pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix these dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
    1 ⅔ cups flour,⅔ cup Hershey powder,1 ½ tsp baking soda,½ tsp Kosher salt
  • With an electric hand mixer, combine butter, shortening, and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla.
    4 Tbsp sweet cream butter,4 Tbsp vegetable shortening,½ cup dark brown sugar,1 large egg,1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture.
    1 cup whole milk
  • Put 1 ½ tbsp of whoopie pie batter into each whoopie pie cavity.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the tops are springy. Let them cool on a wire rack.

Prepare Filling

  • Using a mixer, combine powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and heavy whipping cream until it’s smooth.
    1 ½ cups powdered sugar,½ cup sweet cream butter,¼ cup hershey cocoa powder,3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Put the frosting into a piping bag.

Build the Whoopie Pies

  • Match similar-sized whoopie pies.
  • Pipe frosting on one half of each pair. Put a second cookie half on top, and press lightly.
  • Drizzle them with melted chocolate. Place a Godiva heart in the center.
    1 cup melted semi sweet chocolate,12 Chocolate Godiva hearts

Notes

  • I recommend using baking spray and not cooking spray for easy removal of your whoopie pies.
  • If you don’t have a whoopie pie pan you can also use a baking sheet with a small measured amount of batter spread apart.
  • When making your sandwiches try to match up the sizes as best as you can. This will help keep your edge pieces from breaking off once assembled.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Whoopie Pie Calories: 449kcal (22%) Carbohydrates: 53g (18%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 26g (40%) Saturated Fat: 14g (88%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 53mg (18%) Sodium: 360mg (16%) Potassium: 252mg (7%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 33g (37%) Vitamin A: 468IU (9%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 68mg (7%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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