Apple Cinnamon Buttercream Whoopie Pie Recipe

Apple Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling

Apple Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling

Since school has started my mind has shifted to fall. I love fall activities and baking. I decided that I wanted to make an apple cake and went to Pinterest as usual to look for inspiration. As I searched I didn't find anything that really spoke to me. For some reason I was in the mood for whoopie pies (the Mainer in me!) so I went in search for a recipe and didn't find anything that was "apple-y" enough. I pulled out my trusty Whoopie Pie cookbook (everyone has one of these right??) and referenced the basic vanilla recipe and the banana recipe. This lead to the creation of the of Apple Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling. The printable recipe is found at the end of the post.

Apple Cake Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 apple diced


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In stand mixer cream butter and shortening
  • Add sugars - mix on medium for 2 minutes until fluffy
  • Scrap sides of bowl
  • Add eggs and vanilla - mix on medium for 1 minute
  • Scrap sides of bowl
  • Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder , and salt in separate bowl
  • Alternately add flour mixture and apple sauce
  • Mix until fully integrated
  • Add diced apples and mix
Apple Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling
  • Using a cookie scoop place batter on cookie sheets
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched
  • While cakes are baking - make filling
Apple Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling

Cinnamon Buttercream Filling Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Cream butter, shortening and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar
  • Add the whipping cream and 1/2 tsp cinnamon on low speed - once the whipping cream is integrated increase the speed to medium and mix for two minutes until creamy

Assembly Directions:

  • When the cakes have finished baking allow to cool fully
  • Once cool flip half of the cakes upside down
  • Using a cookie scoop place one scoop of filling on the upside down cakes
  • Sandwich the filling with another cookie
  • Wrap the whoopie pies individually (otherwise they will stick together!)
Apple Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling My family enjoyed the apple whoopie pies - they turned out really yummy! I had never made cinnamon buttercream before but will definitely be making it again! Enjoy this small taste of fall!

Shannon is a stay at home mom to two children who loves to bake and enjoys planning activities for the kids.  You can find her at Crafty Mama in ME.  Be sure to follow her on Facebook for more awesome recipes! 

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