January 16, 2015



This is not your average whoopie pie. It is light, wonderfully chocolatey, creamy, and delicious...but with hidden ingredients. Egg-free and dairy free.

Crazy Whoopie Pie
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Hi there! Hope you are doing well. Let's pick up where we left off. The last time, I introduced you to  frosting made with pureed cottage cheese, and today, I am using it as a filling for a healthy-fied whoopie pie. Just as the filling, the cake also has its own hidden ingredient—spinach. (The next post will not be light or contain hidden ingredients. Promise!) If you have children (or adults) in your life who need to eat more veggies and will not do it on their own free will, try giving them these whoopie pies. Don't spill the beans. All your victims...I mean loved ones...need to know is the bare essentials—that these treats are low in saturated fat and sugar. They will never know the difference! 

Sneaky? Not really. I consider it looking out for the ones we love.  :)

Crazy Whoopie Pie

The name Crazy Whoopie Pie comes from the fact that the cake component is a modification of the Crazy (or Wacky) Cake. Aside from the fact that it is moist and delicious, this type of cake is also the simplest to whip up. What makes it unique is that it does not require eggs or butter. Rather, it relies on the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar to act as a leavener. And did I tell you there is no mixer required? All you need is a little hand mixing.  So easy! 

This recipe yields twenty four 1/2-inch thick cakes and will produce 12 whoopie pies. If you want thicker cakes, fill the cake pan cavities with a little more batter and bake for a minute or so longer. Just remember, the number of servings will be reduced. Once baked and cooled, fill with the creamy and smooth Vanilla Frosting Surprise (Healthy Secret Ingredient) and enjoy!

Crazy Whoopie Pie

In parting, I have to point out that I felt the need to include a wide shot even though I am not very satisfied with how it came out. But after two photoshoots and about 40 photos, I regret to say that this is as good as it's going to get folks. The top of this whoopie pie is a bit sloppy from being manhandled—no time for a third. Going to keep on keeping on! 



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 rounded tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. Stevia White Powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup frozen spinach
1 tbsp. vinegar
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup water
Vanilla Frosting Surprise (Healthy Secret Ingredient)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 12-cavity whoopie pie pans with cooking spray. Set aside.

Finely chop frozen spinach using a large chopping knife. I find the spinach chops better frozen than at room temp. Microwave for a few seconds to defrost. Wrap in 3 to 4 layers of paper towels and squeeze dry.

Add flour, cocoa powder, Stevia, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add spinach, separating the clumps as best as you can. Use a whisk to blend into the flour mixture. Make 3 wells in the flour mixture using a spoon. Add oil to one, vinegar to the second, and vanilla to the third. Add water and whisk until blended.

Pour batter into each baking sheet cavity, filling half way. Bake about 7 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few sticky crumbs. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. To assemble, spread a dollop of frosting on one cake. Top with a second. Makes 12 whoopie pies.


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  1. I've never made Whoopie Pies but I think I should try. These look tasty! Thanks for sharing on the link party where I found you. I'm a new food blogger and love meeting others. I've followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more of your blog! Becky

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for following on social media! I would love to connect with you on those sites. I read your About page and want to let you know that too grew up listening to John Denver and James Taylor (whom I've met in person). Wishing you the best with your food blogging!

  2. I love this!! Whoopie pies are such a fun dessert. :)

    1. Thanks, Jenny. Whoopie pies are one of my favorite treats from way back.

  3. I keep meaning to make Whoppie Pies but never get the chance, these look great. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

    1. When you decide to make one, I hope you will keep this one in mind! :)