Pineapple lovers have had some flavorful reasons to celebrate lately. Disney recently released a 3-ingredient recipe to make its iconic Dole Whip, which has been a crowd favorite for years. But, what if you’re in the mood for a yummy baked dessert with a creamy filling?
We have found the perfect recipe to satisfy that pineapple craving thanks to Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons. Jill’s Pineapple Whoopie Pies with Pineapple Cheesecake Filling ticks all the boxes of the perfect treat.
If you’ve never had a whoopie pie, let us introduce you to this amazing confection. It’s sort of a cross between a cookie and a cake sandwich with a cream filling on the inside. The traditional version is typically a chocolate exterior with a vanilla or marshmallow center. However, we love Jill’s fresh take on the whoopie pie in her recipe.
The ingredients for these Pineapple Whoopie Pies are easy to find either in your pantry or at your favorite local store. You ‘ll need a box of cake mix (pineapple or yellow), vegetable oil, pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, eggs, butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Jill has all the specifics on how much of each you’ll need in her recipe post.
The boxed cake mix makes this recipe even easier because it combines a number of steps and limits the ingredients you need to make the cake/cookie layers. Instead of baking the cake like you normally would according to the box directions, Jill’s recipe walks you through how to spoon out the batter to get these perfectly-sized cakes.
While the batter is cooking in the oven, you can make the pineapple cheesecake filling. Why settle for the traditional frosting when you can upgrade so easily? It only takes a few minutes to whip up, and you can have it ready to go once the whoopie pie cookie/cakes are cooled.
And in less than an hour, you can have a fresh, fruity, and sweet dessert the entire family will enjoy!
If you love that fresh pineapple flavor for spring and summer, there are so many other treats you can try. Of course, there’s always the classic pineapple upside-down cake, but you can also make a pineapple cream cheese danish and pineapple cheesecake bars if you love the idea of melding cheesecake and pineapple flavors together.
Or, infuse your whole meal with pineapple flavor by making an entree of pineapple-baked chicken. You could also be one of the people who loves pineapple on your pizza … well, we’ll let you fight that out at your house. Either way, adults can wash the meal down with some pineapple rum sangria, too.