Delectable Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

carrot cake whoopie pies
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Makes 6 whoopie pies.
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Donna-Marie Ryan, Topsfield, MA
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Dive into our Delectable Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies – where carrot cake meets playful indulgence! Soft, spiced cookies hug a creamy cream cheese filling, creating a mini-fiesta of flavors in every bite. 

These pint-sized delights are not just desserts; they’re bites of pure joy! The aptly named delectable treats made our tastebuds shout, “Whoopie!” 

Congratulations to Donna-Marie Ryan for her first-place win in our Garden Guide carrot recipe contest.


3/4 cup finely grated carrots
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut
2 tablespoons raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a whoopie pie pan with nonstick spray. 
  2. Place grated carrots in a cloth towel and squeeze out the liquid. Set aside. 
  3. Using a stand or hand mixer, combine butter and sugars, beating until fluffy. Add egg and mix for 1 minute. Add vanilla and flour and mix to combine. Add carrots and mix for 1 minute. Add cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in coconut and raisins. 
  4. Scoop out 12 cakes (about 2-1/2 tablespoons each) onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean. 
  5. Cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.


2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
1 to 2 teaspoons pineapple juice
  1. Using a stand or hand mixer, combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, and cream cheese. 
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of pineapple juice and beat until fluffy. Add more juice if the mixture is too thick to spread.
  3. To finish, lay six of the cakes bottom side up and cover with filling. Top with another cake.


1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

If desired, spoon nuts along edges of each pie. Sprinkle tops with confectioners’ sugar.

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