Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake

Whoopie Pie cake

Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake 

(This is a recipe my mother found in an old church cookbook when I was a child and she has been using it ever since)

If you are a fan of whoopie pies, like me, but not a fan of making them, then you are going to love this recipe. This Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake is so easy to make and only bakes for about 15 minutes. The hardest part about making one of these cakes is flipping the one cake on top of the other. You have to wait until both cakes are cooled then spread the icing on one cake and flip the other cake evenly on top. It can be a little tricky! I usually say a prayer before doing this. It’s my whoopie pie cake prayer ūüėČ

As a child, I remember my mom making this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake often, it was a family favorite. She told me that she wrote the recipe down from an old church cookbook years ago, so we are uncertain who this recipe belongs to. I remember her taking this chocolate whoopie pie cake to picnics and family gatherings and she almost always came home with an empty pan.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake as much as my family and I do. If you decide to make this Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake I would love to hear back from you! You can leave a comment here on the blog or message me through social media. I am currently on these outlets:  Facebook, twitter, pinterest, and instagram.

For more delicious cake recipes from Burlap Kitchen check these out: Orange Chiffon Cake ( recipe from the 1940’s), Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake, Chocolate Banana Loaf Cake, Strawberry Crunch Cake Pound Cake,.

Strawberry Crunch Pound Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake

I know I have been making a lot of cakes lately but this strawberry pound cake really takes the cake (pun intended). Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, my sister has come home from New York for the week. I am beyond thrilled! Because when my sister comes home it’s a free for all.. a free to stuff your face with all the food you want with no judgements and no talk of diets kinda all. So far we have been to the long horn for steaks and, of course, she had to one up me and get a steak AND lobster meal. Then the very next day we decided we needed to make a trip to Buffalo wild wings for a sandwich the size of our hands! And as if that meal wasn’t enough, we then decided we needed a slice of pie.. oh, and a coffee from Starbucks. I mean you can’t have pie without coffee, can you? Today she picked my son and I up for lunch at one of our favorite dinners, we did get a salad.. but I am not going to tell you everything else we got =p I am afraid that, unlike my sister, you will judge me. I mean I would probably judge me if I were you too, that’s a lot of food! But it doesn’t happen often, only a few times a year, so we take full advantage. And I am always sad to see her go. But I don’t want to think about that right now. Right now I want to focus on this lovely cake we will be indulging in for the next day or two, three if we’re lucky!

This Strawberry Crunch Cake reminds me of a strawberry scooter crunch. ¬†It is so good! It is a moist strawberry pound cake with a cream cheese frosting and then is topped with “crunch” that is made from vanilla pudding and strawberry jello. This is the perfect summertime cake, your¬†guests will love it!

This recipe was adapted from one of the recipes I inherited from my Nana.

Vanilla Crumb Cake w/ Apple, Walnut, Coffee topping


coffee cake

Today’s recipe is a simple vanilla box (poke) cake . I jazzed it up by adding a crumb topping, and then adding yet another topping, that consists of apples, walnuts, coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon. This the perfect cake to make for those who do not like icing… my sister being one of those people. The second topping almost reminds me of the yummy, oey, goey, part in a sticky bun.. enough said, right?

Lets get to it, shall we??

Vanilla crumb poke cake with an Apple, walnut, coffee topping



1 box yellow cake mix & ingredients listed on the back of the box to make it (mine took 3 eggs, 1 C. water & 1/3 C oil)

Crumb Topping-

1/2 stick butter ( softened)

1/2 C. + 2 Tbsp. Flour

3 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Apple, walnut, coffee topping –

1 Lg. baking apple like Granny Smith (peeled and cut into small chunks)

1 1/2  C. brewed coffee

1 1/2 C. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 Tbsp. butter


Cake and Crumb topping-

Preheat oven to directions on Cake Box

– Mix cake according to package, pour into a greased 13 X 9 cake pan, set aside

– In a small bowl add all the ingredients for the crumb topping (listed above) and use a fork to smash and mix them till they turn into crumbs.

– Sprinkle crumb topping over cake batter.

– Bake according to package + 5 minutes, or until and inserted tooth pick comes out clean.

– Let cool

Apple, Walnut, Coffee topping- (While the cake is baking, prepare this topping)

– Wash, peel, core, and cut apple into small chunks

– In a Medium sized, deep, frying pan turn heat to medium high and allow it to get hot.

– Once pan is hot add 1 Tbsp. of butter and apples ( you may need an additional Tbsp. of butter around 5 minutes of cooking the apples) , use a wooden spoon to stir them around. Cook apples for about 10 minutes or until soft.

– Once the apples have softened, add another 1 Tbsp. of butter and the walnuts, toss them around with the apples. Cook just enough for the walnuts to get get slightly brown (about 1 minute).

– Add coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon at the same time; use a wooden spoon to stir. Allow the mixture to come to a slight boil and let it boil for about 5 minutes (remember it is just a slight boil). Once the mixture looks more like syrup. Turn the heat off and take the pan off the burner, set it aside (either on a back burner that was not used or safety to the back of the counter on a pot holder).


Final Assembly- 

– Once the cake has cooled, gently poke evenly with a fork. (You don’t want to go crazy making the holes or your cake will come apart.)

– Pour the Apple, walnut, coffee topping evenly over the cake. ( sometimes you may need to get a spoon and gently move the apples and walnuts on the cake so they are evenly distributed.)

– Good warmed up and served with vanilla ice cream! =)




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