Black Forest Whoopie Puffs

Puff pastry makes these whoopie puffs lighter than their traditional counterparts...and the chocolate pudding and cherry filling makes these absolutely delicious!
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 20 minutes
  • bake: 15 minutes
  • chill: 20 minutes
  • cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 9



  • 8 ounces (1/2 of a 16-ounce package) pitted frozen sweetened cherry, thawed, drained and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 8 ounces thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or confectioners sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the cherries and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Cut the pastry sheet into 9 (3-inch) circles.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 18 in all.

  4. Beat the pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl with a whisk for 1 minute.  Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  5. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons pudding mixture on each bottom pastry layer.  Top each with about 1 tablespoon whipped topping and about 1 tablespoon cherry mixture.  Top with the top pastry layers.  Sprinkle with the cocoa powder.

Layered Recipe

Watch a how-to demonstration of this recipe technique.

Watch the demo to see how to make this type of recipe, then consult your recipe for specific instructions.

Comments & Ideas

Have a unique twist on this recipe or comment you’d like share? We may feature your twist on our homepage. We’ll include your first name, last initial and profile picture from Facebook.


More Recipes