Super Bowl Parties: Football Whoopie Pies

Okay, here’s the treat I promised earlier in our Super Bowl Party Menu post.

football whoopie pies

Ohh, yes – Football Whoopie Pies. How can you resist!?

football whoopie pies

I really wanted to incorporate pumpkin – it’s a great fall/winter flavor that goes perfectly with my idea of football season – so I used this recipe from Bon Appétit with just a few changes: To get a darker brown color (more similar to a football) I substituted dark brown sugar instead of the golden, and sifted about ¼ cup of cocoa into the dry ingredients.

The key here is finding a mini egg shaped pan. Apparently Wilton used to make them, but now they’re discontinued. I found mine on ebay and there is a larger and pricier version at You might be able to find them at your local craft or baking supply store.

football whoopie pies - fill the pan

Make the batter according to the recipe (and my changes) then scoop them into your well-greased pan – nearly full, with tops as smooth as you can get ‘em. 18 minutes at 350 was perfect for me, so you might want to start checking them around 16 – 18 minutes – they’re done when a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cake comes out clean.

football whoopie pies - decorating

football whoopie pies - decorating

To fill and decorate them, cut each cake in half and gently brush off any large crumbs. Put a big dollop of crème on the bottom half (enough to scare you a little bit) then put the top on and gently push down. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect – you can clean around the edge with a butter knife and make it pretty.

football whoopie pies - decorating

Use a pasty bag with a small round tip to pipe on the laces. I’m not the world’s greatest cake decorator, so I used a toothpick to fix my lines. Feel free to do the same, and don’t worry if they’re not perfect. No one will notice as they stuff it in their mouth and grab another one. Yum!

football whoopie pies - delicious

They are soft and moist, with the perfect subtle pumpkin flavor. Not too sweet, not too spicy – just right. And could they be any cuter?

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Love, love, love it!! I will definitely have to make these.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ummm no – they couldn’t be cuter – FABULOUS!!

  3. OMG! That is too cute! I love them!


  4. What a fun idea! Thanks so much for these, I’ll be linking.

  5. Wow! So cute! And they look delicious. Can’t wait to make/try them:) Thanks!


  6. Love them! Ooooh, and I have that pan and never knew what to do with it.

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  8. I love pumpkin cookies and goodies and these look like no exception, especially with the great inside filling. Great idea for a super bowl!!

  9. Did that pan make 8 or 12?

  10. Stacy, the pan I have makes 8. There’s also one for sale now at Sugarcraft, if anyone is looking:

  11. Thank you so much Laura!! Can’t wait to try them out this weekend!

  12. These are seriously cute, perfect for the Superbowl party, thanks for making something fun!

  13. – just shared with the facebook fans… they’re going to just die over the cuteness! LOVE IT!

  14. These are crazy cute!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Adorable! Wish I had that egg shaped pan! I’ll be sharing this on my Pirates-n-Princesses facebook fan page! You should come check it out!!!

  16. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    I. LOVE. These!! I made basketball whoopie pies for march madness last year! But, these for football season are awesome! :) I just kicked off a weekly college football feature & link party and would love to have you share these there! :)

  17. What great treats for the big game! Thanks for the ideas…and the <a href="What great treats for the new year! Thanks for the ideas…and the Sugar Rush!

  18. Yummmmmy ! There are so many yummy football ideas out there, I’m overwhelmed!

  19. Jackiefo, You continue to inspire! I found your blog following the trail from a sweet collection on Sugar Rush. Cute, cute variation on the whoopie pie!

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  21. OMG these look so good! and yummy!

  22. delaney ann majer says:

    these are so cute

  23. I love this! I’m going to have to try it!


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