Pumpkin Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Quick and Easy Cake Mix Recipes

Think outside the box! These recipes use boxed cake mix as the base for a variety of delicious desserts, from cakes and cookies and whoopie pies.

Have you ever wondered what to make with boxed cake mix? You know, besides cake? We've collected six of our favorite ways to improve cake mix. Most of them involve chocolate. Don't act surprised.

1. Chocolate Chip 'n Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe contains three classic desserts in one. Enjoy oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and the subtle flavor of yellow cake. Despite their complexity, these cookies have just five ingredients and take about five minutes to make. How's that for a cake mix hack?

chocolate chip oatmeal cookie

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2. Mini Chocolate Filled Whoopie Pies

Improve white cake mix by adding HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa. Then use HERSHEY’S Spreads Chocolate or REESE’S Spreads Peanut Butter for a quick and easy filling. It's a good thing this recipe makes six dozen whoopie pies, because you're going to want more than one.

Double chocolate mini whoopie pies

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3. REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Cupcakes

Turn white cake mix with pudding into decadent peanut butter cupcakes. Then top them with peanut butter frosting and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups.

peanut butter cup topped cupcakes

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4. Banana Chocolate Poke Cake

Is it a chocolate banana bread? Is it a white cake? One thing’s for certain: no one will ever guess that this delicious dessert recipe started from a box. 

banana poke cake with chocolate frosting

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5. Easy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

You don’t need to wait until fall to enjoy these pumpkin whoopie pies. Yellow cake mix and canned pumpkin make them a quick and easy treat for any time of year. The "whoopie!" comes from the HERSHEY'S Spreads Chocolate in the middle.

pumpkin whoopie pies with chocolate filling

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