Let’s make whoopie! Pies that is.
A whoopie pie is a cross between cake, and cookie like a cake sandwich! The top and bottom is a heavy red velvet-cake like cookie, filled with cream cheese frosting. This treat will most likely be a familiar one to any East Coast American readers, but for me, up here is tiny town Canada, I had never had one until I made one!
Traditionally (from my “research”) a whoopie pie is usually made similar to an Oreo- chocolate cookie-cake and vanilla filling. But since I wanted to make these for Valentine’s Day, I was off to search for a red velvet version. I found just what I was looking for on one of my favourite blogs, Annie Eats, but when I tried her recipe, I found it too thick to pipe. So I made some changes. The recipe here and in our video has been adapted from hers . . . because she’s rad.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
For the cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2 tsp red gel paste
For the frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
5 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
oven 375 F, 7-9 minutes
For the procedure, you’ll have to watch the video!
We’re off to the 2013 St Eugene Bridal Fair tomorrow, and I’m so excited to meet all of the exited brides, their guests, and any grooms who have been drug along against their will. Hopefully everyone will enjoy our selection of cupcakes we will be catering the event with.