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Raspberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

The pies can be made through step 2, up to a day ahead. Assemble them just before serving. They look especially pretty dusted with confectioners sugar.

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  • Yield: Makes 15
Raspberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Source: Everyday Food, May 2010


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and lemon zest until light and creamy. Add vanilla and egg and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk and ending with flour mixture (scrape bowl as needed). Beat well to combine.

  2. Drop batter in 2-tablespoon mounds, about 2 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until puffed and pale golden around edges, 17 to 19 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cakes cool completely on sheets on wire racks.

  3. In a large bowl, whip cream and 3 tablespoons brown sugar to soft peaks. In a small bowl, mash raspberries with a fork, then fold into whipped cream. Divide raspberry cream evenly among bottoms of half the cakes, then sandwich with remaining cakes.

Reviews (5)

  • YankeeCat 18 Aug, 2014

    Did not like at all. The cake was too dense and had no lemon taste. Wasted a lemon just using only the zest, should have added at least some of the juice from it. The filling was too raspberry tasting & because it was whipped cream it didn't hold up well or for long.

  • Sandra7824 16 Oct, 2012

    These were the best Whoopie Pies I ever made.
    The raspberry filling is to die for.
    Thank you!

  • phosphorousmoon 13 Jun, 2012

    Love it! I would also recommend trying this with lime and blackberry for some Mardi Gras fun or to try a different flavor combination :)

  • froggie7 21 Aug, 2011

    Amazing! Perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, & delicisous

  • kbingy 16 Jun, 2010

    Amazing! The raspberry whipped cream was perfect! Highly recommended

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