Whoopie pies and trifles made from split cupcakes are an impressively easy way to wow your next dinner-party crowd.
Simplify the trifles by substituting frozen chocolate whipped topping, thawed, for the homemade chocolate filling.
Make it minty! Add 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract to vanilla frosting for a peppermint whoopie pie filling. You can also roll the edges of the filled whoopie pies in crushed peppermint candies.