Thursday, February 18, 2016

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Whoopie Pies

Light and airy sprinkle filled vanilla cookies with a rich buttercream center... these gluten free birthday cake whoopie pies couldn't be any more delicious!

I can't wait to give these to my nieces and nephew to try. They are huge fans of sprinkles, as well as whoopie pies. I bet any kid, or kid at heart, will love these. :)

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Whoopie Pies
  • 2 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 3/4 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon Rice Flour
  • 7 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • Sprinkles
  1. Put two Tablespoons of the butter into a microwave safe bowl and melt.
  2. In another small bowl microwave the three tablespoons of water for about twenty seconds, then add the flaxseed meal to it and set aside for ten minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the rice flour, starches,, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar and brown sugar and mix under just small lumps of the sugar remain.
  5. Add both butters and mix into the dry ingredients with a fork until crumbly.
  6. Add the vanilla, flax-egg and beat.
  7. Add the milk and beat until the batter thickens and becomes elastic.
  8. Fold in sprinkles.
  9. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop by the tablespoon. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool on baking sheet and then completely on cooling rack. Find pairs and fill with the buttercream frosting.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Milk
  • A pinch Salt
  1. Cream butter in mixer bowl for about a minute. 
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat again until combined. 
  3. Add milk, vanilla extract and salt and beat again, for about three minutes. Add a bit more milk if necessary.


  1. OMG OMG OMG! I CANT with these - they look just TOOOOOOOO good to be true! TOO GOOD! <3

  2. You had me at Whoopie Pies! These look GREAT! And I adore sprinkles!

  3. I love sprinkles, so of course I am all over these!
    I am featuring them on Savoring Saturdays this weekend. Thanks for linking up!

  4. These are too cute!! They came out perfect!

  5. I so want these! I am featuring tem tonight on Savoring Saturdays! Can't wait to see what you share this week!

  6. Whoopie Pies are so fun! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party.

  7. I'm getting ready to make these, and I noticed that the instructions mention cocoa powder and egg. Neither of these ingredients show up in your LIST. How much of each, please?

    1. Sorry! The cocoa powder being listed in the instructions was a mistake. I removed it now. The egg in the recipe is a flax-egg. 3 Tablespoons of water plus 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal (directions on side of blog.) But a real egg could be used in place of it. Hope you enjoy them!