Ever heard of a whoopie pie? They're a bit like a macaroon but with a more cake-like texture. Hugely popular Stateside, the name comes from when Amish women would put them in farmers' lunchboxes and they'd supposedly shout 'whoopie' if they found one in their box!. L.D. 71, officially known as "An Act to Designate the Whoopie Pie as the State Dessert", read "The whoopie pie, a baked good made of two chocolate cakes with a creamy frosting between them, is the official state dessert".. What a lovely book! The recipes are easy to follow, 1 Whoopie pie per page each with a beautiful photograph, and each pie followed by the recipe for the filling also one to a page.. 2010 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. 28. 14. The weather is great and there are still plenty of whoopie pies! Come on down. 126. 38. Whoopie Pie Festival 2018. 130. 12. See All. See More . Whoopie Pie Recipe from a box cake mix . Makes 12 whoopie pies. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray whoopie pie pan with non stick spray; Beat all ingredients on medium low speed until well combined. Spoon 12 even dollops onto each baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between them. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 10 to 12 minutes..