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Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pies with Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting

Whoopie pies with a breakfast twist.

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

A classic Whoopie pie is made of soft and moist cake rounds sandwiched with sweet creamy filling such as whipped cream or a light frosting.

To get the Whoopie pie round shape, a baking tin with 12 shallow round cavities is used.  This makes 6 Whoopie pies.

The Whoopie pies in this recipe are actually made with a twist.

Instead of cake batter, they’re made with blueberry buttermilk pancake batter.

And the filling is a delicious creamy ricotta and cream cheese frosting which tastes amazing on it’s own and even better along with blueberry pancakes.

Thinly sliced strawberries are added on top of the filling with drizzles of pure maple syrup on the inside of each Whoopie pie sandwich.

Pancake finger food at its best that can be served for breakfast, a snack or dessert.

The combination of flavors taste heavenly together and when eating these, it’s kind of like eating an ice cream sandwich that’s slightly melting around the sides.

With each bite you may have to make sure that the creamy filling doesn’t squeeze out too much from the sides and drip off of the sandwich pie.

The amount of batter in this recipe actually makes 16 pie halves (8 Whoopie pies).

Strawberry Pancake Muffin

But since the baking pan has only 12 cavities (6 Whoopie pies), there will be excess batter which can either be used to make a small batch of more Whoopie pies (4 more halves) (2 more sandwich pies), or the batter can be used to make mini muffins.

Below are more pictures of mini muffins made with the excess batter, topped with sliced strawberries and the scrumptious cheese frosting.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Ingredients for Blueberry Pancakes

For the Blueberry Pancakes – all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, salt, egg, buttermilk*, canola oil, blueberries (fresh or frozen), butter and pure maple syrup

*Milk can be used instead of buttermilk; just omit the baking soda and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder (for a total of 3 teaspoons baking powder)

Ingredients for Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting

For the Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting Filling – ricotta and cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, pure maple syrup; and thinly sliced strawberries that top the filling

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Pancake Whoopie Pies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Dry Ingredients in Bowl

For the Dry Ingredients –  in a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar and salt.

Dry Ingredients in Bowl

Whisk the ingredients together (whisking has a similar effect to sifting the dry ingredients).

Set aside for a moment.

Eggs Buttermilk for Pancakes

For the Egg, Canola Oil and Buttermilk Mixture – In a medium size bowl…

Raw Egg in Bowl

…add the egg,

Egg Mixture for Pancake Batter

…canola oil,

Add Buttermilk to Egg Mixture

…and buttermilk.

Mix Pancake Batter

Whisk together.

Add Egg Mixture to Flour

For the Batter – To the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, add the egg mixture and…

Mixing Pancake Batter

Mix Pancake Batter

Mix Pancake Batter

…stir until moistened.

Grease Whoopie Pie Pan

Baking the Whoopie Pies – Brush melted butter over each of the Whoopie pie baking pan cavities.

Pancake Batter in Baking Pan

To each cavity in the Whoopie pie baking pan, add batter 3/4’s of the way full.

Blueberries in Strainer

Rinse the blueberries and remove any stray stems.

Blueberries in Pancake Batter

Top the batter with blueberries.

Blueberries in Pancake Batter

Uses for Extra Batter – The batter should be enough for 16 cavities (if using a 12-cavity baking pan, another batch with 4 cavities can be made which would yield 2 more Whoopie pies).

Blueberries in Bowl

If baking the second batch of 4 cavities, reserve some of the blueberries to add to that batter.

Strawberry Pancake Muffins

Or another option for using up the excess batter is to make mini muffins with it.  

Strawberry Pancake Muffins

If making mini muffins, also brush the melted butter over each of the muffin cavities on the muffin tray.

An option is to cut 12 thin slices of strawberries and add them to the top of the mini muffins.

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pies

Bake the Whoopie pies in a preheated oven until the tops turn a golden color and the edges of the pie start to pull away from the pan (about 12 minutes).

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

After removing the Whoopie pies from the oven, when the pan and pies are cool enough to handle,

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pies

…remove the pies from the pan onto a cooling rack and let cool.

Strawberry Pancake Muffins

While the Whoopie pies and, or mini muffins are cooling, the frosting filling can be made.

For the Ricotta and Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry Filling:

Ricotta Cheese Frosting Ingredients

To a medium size bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, ricotta cheese, cream cheese and…

Ricotta Cheese Frosting Ingredients

…pure maple syrup.

Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat until creamy.

Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting

When the Whoopie pies are cool,

Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting

…add about 2 tablespoons of frosting to the bottom (flat part) of each of the 6 Whoopie pie sides.

Strawberries on Ricotta Cream Frosting

Next,

Strawberries on Ricotta Cheese

Top the frosting with thinly sliced strawberries.

Maple Syrup on Strawberry Ricotta

Drizzle 1 teaspoon maple syrup on top of the strawberries in each Whoopie pie.

Maple Syrup on Strawberry Ricotta

Almost time to eat.

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

On top of the strawberries, lay the remaining Whoopie pies flat side-down to make the sandwiches.

Cream Cheese Frosting on Muffin

If making the mini muffins with the excess batter, they can be topped with frosting, and garnished with leftover blueberries and sliced strawberries.

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

Pancake Strawberry Muffins

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

For the best flavor and texture, serve right away.

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

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Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pie

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pies with Ricotta Cheese Frosting

Whoopie pies with a breakfast twist.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cook time assumes 1 batch is made; time per batch:: 12 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Pancakes, Mini Pancakes, Pancake Sandwich, Pancakes, Ricotta Frosting, Whoopie Pies
Servings: 6 (Makes 6 Whoopie Pies and 12 Mini Muffins; or 8 Whoopie Pies)

Ingredients

For the Pancake Whoopie Pies:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen (if fresh, washed and any stray stems removed)
  • 6 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted for greasing the Whoopie Pie baking pan cavities
  • Non-Stick Whoopie Pie Baking Pan with 12 cavities

For the Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup for the frosting
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (heaping) cream cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 8 fresh strawberries thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup for drizzling over the strawberries

*Can substitute milk for the buttermilk; just omit the baking soda and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder (for a total of 3 teaspoons baking powder)

    Instructions

    For the Pancake Whoopie Pies:

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
    • For the Dry Ingredients - in a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar and salt.  Whisk the ingredients together (whisking has a similar effect to sifting the dry ingredients).  Set aside.
    • For the Egg, Canola Oil and Buttermilk Mixture - In a medium size bowl, add the egg. Then beat the egg, and add the canola oil and buttermilk. Whisk the egg mixture together. 
    • For the Batter - To the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, add the egg mixture and stir until moistened.
    • Baking the Whoopie Pies - Brush melted butter over each of the Whoopie pie baking pan cavities. 
    • To each cavity in the Whoopie pie baking pan, add batter 3/4's of the way full.  Top the batter with blueberries.
    • Uses for Extra Batter - The batter should be enough for 16 cavities (if using a 12-cavity baking pan, another batch with 4 cavities can be made which would yield 2 more Whoopie pies).  If baking the second batch of 4 cavities, reserve some of the blueberries to add to that batter.
    • Or another option for using the extra batter is to make mini muffins with it.  If making mini muffins, also brush the melted butter over each of the muffin cavities on the muffin tray.  An option is to cut 12 thin slices of strawberries and add them to the top of the mini muffins. 
    • Bake the Whoopie pies in a preheated oven until the tops turn a golden color and the edges of the pie start to pull away from the pan (about 12 minutes).
    • After removing the Whoopie pies from the oven, when the pan and pies are cool enough to handle, remove the pies from the pan onto a cooling rack and let cool. 
    • While the Whoopie Pies and, or muffins are cooling, the frosting filling can be made.

    For the Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry Filling:

    • To a medium size bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup, ricotta cheese and cream cheese.  Beat until creamy.
    • When the Whoopie pies are cool, add about 2 tablespoons of frosting to the bottom (flat part) of each of the 6 Whoopie pie sides. 
    • Top the frosting with thinly sliced strawberries.
    • Drizzle 1 teaspoon maple syrup on top of the strawberries in each Whoopie pie.
    • On top of the strawberries, lay the remaining Whoopie pies flat side-down to make the sandwiches. 
    • If making mini muffins with the excess batter, they can be topped with frosting, and garnished with leftover blueberries and sliced strawberries.
    • For the best flavor and texture, serve right away.
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    This recipe was originally posted on September 24, 2011.

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    7 Comments

    1. Hi Louise, thank you for stopping by and letting me know about the feature on this-sweet-collection. I just checked out that site and all of these look so good!

    2. Thank you for stopping by and so glad to learn about this-sweet-collection feature.

    3. Hi Molly, thank you!

    4. I never thought of adding ricotta to my cream cheese frosting recipe. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    5. These look delicious!!