Valentine Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

In my Valentine baking frenzy, I always like to try a new recipe and switch things up a bit. This year, I decided to make Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. I always see pictures of these intriguing desserts, but never paid any attention to them because they looked too complicated to make. Boy, did I ever assume wrong! It is quite the opposite. I already had most of the ingredients, and just needed to pick up the cake mix at the store. Once I had all the ingredients, I made large sized cookies out of the dry cake mix and baked them in the oven. The other ingredients are mixed together in a large sized bowl, which create the frosting and then spread onto the cookies. They are pressed together and voila, Whoopie Pies are created!

The best part? Eating them! These Whoopie Pies will have your sweet tooth jumping for joy. They are a crowd pleaser, and will make anyone fall in love with you. Cupid can take some hints from this recipe!

Has anyone tried making Whoopie Pies using different flavors?

Ingredients: Almond milk, Powdered sugar, 2 eggs, Butter, Cream Cheese, Vanilla, 1 box of Red Velvet dry cake mix, Vegetable Oil (not pictured)Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch size balls.

Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets.    Bake in the preheated oven until the tops start to crack, about 8 minutes. 

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla.

Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well with each addition. Spread a generous amount of icing on the bottom of a cookie, top it with another cookie, pressing firmly so that the icing comes all the way out to the edge. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Transfer to a wire cooling rack, to allow the frosting to stiffen.Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 oz) box of red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Frosting:
  • 1 (8 oz) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons almond milk (I used almond milk, but any kind will do)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch size balls.
  4. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets. 
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops start to crack, about 8 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. 
  7. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla.
  8. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well with each addition. If consistency is too stiff, add more milk. 
  9. Spread a generous amount of icing on the bottom of a cookie, top it with another cookie, pressing firmly so that the icing comes all the way out to the edge.
  10. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
  11. Transfer to a wire cooling rack, to allow the frosting to stiffen.
  12. Makes about 15 Whoopie Pies (depends how big you make your cookies)

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