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Cherry Whoopie Pie


  • 1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries
  • 1 pkg (18-¼ oz) red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs ½ c canola oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 can (16 oz) cream cheese frosting
  • 1 carton (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped


  1. Cut 22 cherries in half (save remaining cherries for another use). In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and extract; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Drop by tbsfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a cherry half. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, beat frosting and whipped topping until blended; fold in cherries. Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: about 2 dozen