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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

February 12, 2014 by Amanda Willis
 
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The perfect dessert for this cupid’s holiday!

Whoopie pies, the grown up cupcake, are a yummy dessert idea for Valentine’s Day. Not only are we loving the name, but we are loving how easy they are! Made with box cake mix and homemade icing, this semi-homemade dessert is perfect to whip up for date night.

Whoopie Pie Recipe

  • ¬†1 box Betty Crocker cake mix (We chose Red Velvet, but they can we made with any flavor)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1/2 cup of water

Preheat oven to 325. Combine all ingredients and stir until fully mixed. The batter with be very thick! Pour batter into piping bag, I used a ziploc bag and cut the corner. On cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper, (parchment paper is a must! It will make removing the whoopie pies much easier!) Pipe round about one inch thick. Height is better than width when piping the batter, as they pies will flatten and spread out while cooking. Bake for about 8 minutes and let cool. The pies should look like the top of a cupcake or a soft cookie. Sandwich two pies together with icing, sprinkle powder sugar if desired.

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Whenever I bake, I like to use box cake mix because of the convenience, however, I prefer homemade icing. I find store bought icing to be too sweet with a funky constancy, plus homemade icing can be cheaper too, so it is a win win. Here are three icing that are perfect to fill your whoopie pies.

Chocolate Butter Cream

  • 1 stick unsalted butter; softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of heavy cream

In a stand mixer, add butter and spin until broken down. Add sugar and cocoa slowly (or there will be a powder explosion in your kitchen!) Once combined, add vanilla and cream. The cream will give the icing a glistening look. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then spread on cakes. If cooled for longer, then put the icing through the stand mixer for a few round so it becomes fluffy and easier to whip.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed strawberries

Follow the same steps above

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 12 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 pound of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Follow the same steps above

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