Patriotic Whoopie Pies

Independence Day is just around the corner, and do you know what that means? Everything is red, white, and blue, including pies! The red and blue patriotic whoopie pies with soft creamy marshmallow fluff sandwiched between them is something you can’t resist and want to devour as soon as you set your eyes on them! They’re too adorable!

stacked patriotic whoopie pies that make the perfect 4th of july dessert

So, if you’re looking for something sweet and fun to whip up on the 4th of July or Memorial Day, these patriotic whoopie pies are just the thing!

Why We Love Patriotic Whoopie Pies?

What isn’t there to love about these soft, pillowy, creamy, and fluffy pies? They are sweet, velvety, and can be prepared real quick. Plus, the kids love em’! So, whether you’re having a BBQ afternoon or a potluck supper on Independence Day or Memorial Day, these melt-in-the-mouth goodies are an excellent dessert that everyone will fall in love with!

The best thing about the patriotic whoopie pies is that all the ingredients used for making them are usually available at our homes. And the vibrant red, blue, and white colors make them super tempting.

The patriotic whoopie pies are reasonably-sized, so even if you are eating healthy, one helping won’t ruin your diet!

So, mix up those red and blue batters, bake them to perfection, sandwich the sweet fluff in between them, and celebrate Independence Day to remember!

patriotic whoopie pies with multiple pies

Ingredients for Patriotic Whoopie Pies

For the Pies

  • ½ cup (113 g) Butter: Use unsalted butter at room temperature to avoid a lumpy batter.
  • 2 cups (240 g) All-Purpose Flour: I used all-purpose flour, but you can use organic flour too.
  • 1 tbsp (8 g) Cocoa Powder: For a rich, sweet chocolate flavor.
  • 1 large Egg: Use an egg at room temperature for seamless mixing.
  • ½ cup (112 g) Buttermilk: Buttermilk gives your pies a rich buttery taste and helps them rise; however, you can also use almond milk if you want.
  • 1 cup (200 g) Light Brown Sugar: To keep the pies nice and soft with a mellow flavor.
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract: The most important ingredient to enhance the taste of your pies.
  • Red and Blue Food Colors: To add a patriotic touch to your whoopie pies!

For the Filling

  • 1 cup (200 g) Powdered Sugar: For a thick and sweet cream filling for the pies.
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff: It adds a fluffy texture to the pie filling.
  • ½ cup (113 g) Butter: To make the filling smooth and creamy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common queries that might help you whip up the perfect patriotic whoopie pies:

patriotic whoopie pies dessert to make for the 4th of july

Q. Can we make the patriotic whoopie pies ahead of time?

If you plan to make them ahead of time, store the pies in an airtight container. You can store the filling at room temperature in a piping bag. In case you want to use the filling later, you can keep it in the refrigerator.

Q. Can I use regular milk in place of buttermilk?

You can use any milk of your preference in place of buttermilk, including almond milk. Alternatively, you can add a tablespoon of lemon juice to regular milk and use it instead of buttermilk.

Q. How many patriotic whoopie pies can I make with this recipe?

It depends on how big you make the pies. But usually, you can make 12 to 15 pies with this recipe if you use one spoonful of batter for each pie.

Q. Can I only use liquid food coloring for the pies?

You can use any type of food coloring, but if you’re looking for bright colors, I would prefer using liquid gel dyes or gel paste dyes.

4th of july patriotic whoopie pies in process photos step by step

Tips and Tricks for Patriotic Whoopie Pies

Following are some tips and tricks to help you with the patriotic whoopie pies recipe:

1. Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature when you mix them for a smooth batter without any lumps.

2. Let the whoopie pies cool down completely before adding the filling.

3. If you don’t like marshmallow fluff, you can use cream cheese frosting instead.

4. If you’re short of time, you can use any vanilla cake mix to make the pies and just prepare the filling.

5. Add the drops of food coloring a little at a time till you get the desired color. If you add it all at once, the shades might get too dark and ruin the look of the pies.

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Patriotic Whoopie Pies

Patriotic Whoopie Pies

These patriotic whoopie pies make the perfect 4th of July desserts, or any BBQ outing!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For Pies

  • ½ cup (113 g) butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (8 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (112 g) butter milk
  • 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

For Filling

  • 1 cup (200 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • ½ cup (113 g) butter (room temperature)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Gel food colors (blue & red)


1.Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
2.In a big mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until the color turns light and the consistency gets fluffy.
3.Then add the egg, vanilla extract, and butter milk. Continue to mix with a whisk.
4.Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
5.Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir with a spatula. (The consistency won’t be very thick.)
6.Divide the batter into two bowls. Add red color into one bowl and add blue one to the other bowl.
7.Rest the batter in the fridge for 10 minutes.
8.Take one scoop of dough and place it on the tray.
9.Have equal cake batter of both colors because they will overlap each other.
10.Flatten the dough by pressing lightly with your hand.
11.Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes
12.Allow to cool after removing from oven.
13.While the cakes are cooling, in a large bowl, whisk together the butter, marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
14.After it reaches a homogeneous consistency, take it into a squeezing bag and squeeze it between the cakes and cover the other cake on it.
15.Whoopie pies are ready, ENJOY

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