Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Any fan of red velvet cake will love these whoopie pies. Two red velvet cakes pushed together with a cream cheese center is hard to pass up. A great hand-held dessert that is perfect for any holiday event.

red velvet whoopie pies
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with a Cream Cheese Filling

Handheld desserts like these whoopie pies, these delicious cinnamony handheld apple pies, or these mini chocolate bundt cakes are always fun to grab and go. I have to say…I’m a Red Velvet fan, and I’m a pretty tough critic, as well. These Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are pretty tasty as Red Velvet goes. They are perfect for a fun Valentine’s Day Dessert.

I lived in the South for at least a decade, but I can’t say I’ve ever tasted a Whoopie pie. They seem to be a staple in the South, and I apologize to all of my Southern friends and family for not indulging in whoopie pies sooner. So… to make up for my horrific oversight, I found a couple of red velvet Whoopie pie recipes, took notes on responses from readers, made a few adjustments, and Voila’. I finally sunk my teeth into a Whoopie Pie.

What You’ll Love about this Whoopie Pie Recipe

Fun: Whoopie pies are a fun dessert to enjoy at any party or celebration

Perfect for Valentine’s Day: These pies are the perfect color for a Valentine’s Day dessert

Easy to Make: You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to make these red velvet whoopie pies

Make Ahed: You can make these ahead and store them covered for a few days

Ingredients

ingredients for red velvet whoopie pie
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Of baking soda
  • 2 tsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 oz. bottle of liquid red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of buttermilk

For The Filling:

ingredients for cream cheese filling
  • 1 package of 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1//2 cup of butter
  • 2&1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract

Equipment Needed

Piping bag with star tip or wide writing tip

How to Make Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

  • Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium mixing bowl – add the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, & baking powder
dry ingredients for red velvet whoopie pie
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, red food coloring, vinegar, vanilla extract, and buttermilk
  • Using a whisk or mixer and yet another smaller bowl – Mix the eggs and sugar
egg mixture
  • Add the egg mixture to the buttermilk mixture and blend
adding egg mixture to batter
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix in
adding dry ingredients
  • Drop a Tablespoon full of the batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet
scooping out whoopie pie batter
  • bake for about 12 minutes
  • While those are baking, mix the filling ingredients.
  • Pipe cheese filling onto a cooled Whoopie Cookie and add another Whoopie Cookie to the top
adding cream cheese filling to whoopie pie
  • press together to make your Whoopie Pie
red velvet whoopie pies

Expert Tips

Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature and the cream cheese and butter is softened before starting

You can use a cookie scoop to transfer the batter. A quick tip is to spray the scoop with butter oil spray so the batter slides off easily

Wrap each individually with parchment paper for an easy-to-hold dessert

Add-ins for Cream Cheese Frosting

Some fun ideas to change up your cream cheese frosting are:

Sweetened coconut flakes

chocolate chips

toasted nuts

crushed toffee

FAQs

Can I freeze whoopie pies?

Yes. Let the whoopie pies completely cool. Freeze them on a baking sheet before separating them and placing them into a freezer bag. This ensures that they will not stick together in the freezer. Freeze for up to one month.

Why are they called whoopie pies?

The story goes…Men at work who opened their lunch box to reveal a whoopie pie would yell, “Whoopie!”

Make Ahead and Storage

Store these covered in the fridge for up to a week

Thaw at room temperature or eat cold

More Desserts You’ll Love

red velvet whoopie pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Recipe

A delicious whoopie pie with a cream cheese center
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 400cal
Author: Melissa Haines
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • parchment lined baking sheet
  • piping bag fitted with a star tip or wide writing tip

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp, salt
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 oz, liquid red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese sotened
  • ½ cup butter unsalted – softened
  • 2.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a medium mixing bowl – add the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, & baking powder
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, red food coloring, vinegar, vanilla extract, and buttermilk
  • Using a whisk or mixer and yet another smaller bowl – Mix the eggs and sugar
  • Add the egg mixture to the buttermilk mixture and blend
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix in
  • Drop a Tablespoon full of the batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • bake for about 12 minutes
  • While those are baking, mix the filling ingredients
  • Use a piping bag and star tip to add cream cheese filling onto a cooled Whoopie Cookie and add another Whoopie Cookie to the top, press together to make your Whoopie Pie

Notes

nutrition facts are only an estimate 

Nutrition

Calories: 400cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com – 

Adapted from Paula Deen’s Cousin Johnnie’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Recipe, and Taste of Home.Com Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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