Coconut Whoopie Pies




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Learn how to make a coconut version of this popular gooey treat. This recipe will make about 20 coconut whoopie pies.

Step 1: Make the Cake

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 teas salt
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teas coconut extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and coconut).
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil, and coconut extract. Pour liquids into dry ingredients and beat until combined.

Using a cookie scoop, drop 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 7-9 minutes or until cakes spring back when touched. (My cookie scoop is about 1-1/4 oz or about the same as a rounded tablespoon.) Remove with a spatula and cool on racks.

Step 2: Make the Filling

This filling has a fluffy texture and has both the body and stickiness to hold the cake sandwiches together. This is coaxed into life while cooking in a double boiler.
If you don't have a double boiler, you can substitute a sturdy pan and metal bowl (see pic.)

Filling Ingredients:
1 egg white
2/3 c sugar
1/4 c light corn syrup
3 Tbsp water
1/8 teas cream of tartar
1/8 teas salt
1 teas coconut extract

To prepare icing, combine egg white, sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar, and salt in a double boiler over boiling water. Beat with mixer until mixture is firm and forms peaks. Remove from heat and fold in coconut extract. Allow to cool before using.

Step 3: Plop, Squash, and Roll

Plop: Place 1-2 Tbsp filling on the flat side of half of the cakes.

Squash: Top with plain cakes and push together to spread filling.

Roll edges in flaked coconut.



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    8 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    i failed making this because 4 cups of flour was too much. the batter came out like a dough. i tried it again using 2 cups of flour and it came out ok. didnt really love this recipe. it could have been better.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I failed at making this because im dutch and in holland we dont use the words cup and teas, so i kinda screwed it up. but still it tasted very nice. Thanks for the recepy!


    9 years ago on Step 3

    Thanks! This is great. I'm a coconut lover and I've been looking for a treat like this. I will try to make some tonight.

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I made a mistake the filling came out as an very sugary hard "icing". Any ideas?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I suspect you made something a bit like royal icing so I but I don't know where it went wrong. You can try a different filling. How about trying a modified marshmallow fluff filling. Beat together 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff, 1 teas coconut extract


    9 years ago on Introduction

    gonna make today will send pic on how it looks when done using lemon extract instead dont got coconut hope it comes out good XD


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds really good! I will do this at some point. =D