Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies

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Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious treat for spring and summer.

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies:

Friends, I love Whoopie Pies! Cake is near the top of my list of favorite foods, and in essence, Whoopie Pies are a cupcake with a more even frosting distribution. Am I right?

With spring on my brain, I decided to whip up these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies. They are bright and fresh, but still sweet, creamy, and decadent. (A shout out to Taste of Home for inspiring this recipe. Taste of Home is a fabulous source for delicious treats of all kinds.)

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

If you’ve never made whoopie pies, have no fear. They are easy to make. They do take a little more time since they are single-serving desserts, but to me, the tasty results make those extra minutes well worth it.

Let me walk you through the steps!

How to Make Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies:

First, make the batter. (I’ve included a full list of ingredients and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.)

As with most cake batter, start by creaming the butter and sugar. Then mix in the egg, vanilla, and lemon zest.

Next, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. When adding the dry ingredients, alternate with buttermilk. The buttermilk gives moistness and a subtle tang to the cake.

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Once the batter is prepared, gently fold in the blueberries. Go slowly and try not to crush them.

Also, because I know someone will ask, you can use frozen blueberries. I have found that frozen blueberries bleed more color into the dough, so you need to consider that. Bottom line: You can use them but know that the whoopie pies may be more streaked with shades of blue.

Now use a scoop to place equal mounds of batter on two parchment-lined baking sheets. I used a medium scoop, which holds about 2 tablespoons of batter.

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

When all of the batter has been scooped, pop the baking sheets in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the “cake-cookie” mounds are golden brown.

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

In the meantime, prepare the Lemon Cream Cheese Filling. Beat together the butter, cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, salt, and confectioners’ sugar. Use a bit of lemon juice to make sure the frosting has a smooth consistency. As you can imagine, this frosting is so-o-o tasty!

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

After the “cake-cookies” have cooled, add the filling to half of them; then top those with the remaining cookies.- I like to use a piping bag with the end snipped off, but you can use a spatula or butter knife if you prefer.

Your Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are now ready to serve.

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Looking for more lemon-inspired recipes? Try these:

Friends, these whoopie pies are incredible! I don’t know about you, but I love the lemon and blueberry flavor combination. And for the ultimate in decadence, there’s lemony cream cheese filling!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

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Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pie Recipe:

Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious dessert. #lemon #blueberry #whoopiepies #recipe

Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies


Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, lemon, spring, summer, whoopie pie
Servings: 12 whoopie pies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious treat for spring and summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour - plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese - softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes or until smooth. Then beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Use a scoop to drop about 2 tablespoons of batter onto your prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. You should have 12 scoops on each baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Allow the "cake-cookies" to cool on the baking sheets for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • While the "cake-cookies" are cooling, prepare the Lemon Cream Cheese Filling. In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Then, beat in the lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt. Next, gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, and mix until smooth. Add 1-3 teaspoons of lemon juice as needed for a smoother consistency.
  • Use a piping bag (or butter knife) to add the filling to half of the "cake-cookies." Then top those with the remaining ones.

Notes

Pack and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies can also be frozen.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 203mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 638IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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  • Cindi at

    Michael you are killing me with these wonderful recipes. I’m trying to be good and not eat desserts 🤪. I’m going to print the recipe anyway😋

  • Sabrina at

    whoopie pies aren’t in my recipe rotation, in fact, I’ve never had one, but what you describe as an amped-up cupcake is enough for me to make these this weekend on my diet cheat day, so thank you

  • Pat at

    Yummy!

  • NJ at

    These taste out of this world!!! The dough was so thick I had to add a little milk, but so tasty and pretty too!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa Daly at

    Are these ok if made the night before?

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