Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
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This Valentines I’m combining my two loves,

red velvet cake and whoopie pies.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

My mom made my sisters and I chocolate whoopie pies for special treats growing up,

and red velvet cake was always MY birthday cake.

This combination is LOVE at first bite!

Though I have my mom’s classic red velvet recipe I could make from scratch,

I chose to grab a box of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Red Velvet Cake mix right from my newly organized pantry. Note: This frosting recipe is the oldest known recipe that was originally paired with Red Velvet Cake. I prefer it any day  over cream cheese frosting. It is very subtle in sweetness, light, and addictive!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Recipe

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie – cakes

  • 1box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup flour
  • Combine and mix with an electric mixer for 2 min.
  • spoon onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes in a pre-heated 400 degree oven.
  • Tip: mounding teaspoon sized batter drops onto the sheet will result in puffier whoopies!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie- frosting filling

  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 Tbl flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Directions: In a small sauce pan slowly combine half the milk and flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly add remaining milk, turn heat on medium and constantly whisk until it thickens and looks like wallpaper paste. Allow to completely cool.
  • Cream butter & sugar mixer and add the flour paste. Beat until fluffy.

(this frosting is one of the oldest, classic frostings for red velvet cake. Feel free to use your favorite cream cheese frosting if desired)

Time to fill your whoopie!

Spoon your frosting into a freezer bag with a taped corner and then snip off 1/2 inch.

Frosting the whoopies

Don’t be stingy! Pile it high!

frosting tower

Add your top layer and you’ve got yourself a little whoopie pie!

red velvet whoopie

But these red velvet whoopie pies need a little bling!

So lay out your sprinkles, jimmies, and candies to dress your whoopies up.

Valentine Sprinkles

Valentine M & M's

Don’t they look just scrumptious!

Store your red velvet whoopie pies in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Fall in love with MY TWO LOVES, you won’t be sorry!

I’d like to give a special shout out “THANK YOU” to my sweet friend Debbie who suggested I combine my two loves!




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  1. Very fun for Valentine’s Day!

    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

  2. These look Yummy! And pretty :o)

  3. Shame, Girl! You make me feel sorry that I have no children (ha ha ha). It’s the second time in this weekend that I get this feeling. Y-day visiting the open market here in Hungary I came across that very creative woman who was selling those self-made double dolls (I plan to buy one and make post) and now YOU. Kim thanks for sharing. I love your posts. Actually I have always a tab open in my IE with your blog. Have a lovely Sunday you and the holly-family.

  4. Kim – these look amazing! Loving the colors. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase; I greatly appreciate it. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I’ll be featuring this today. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  5. Wow…those look amazing!!!!

  6. These look so good!!! May have to make these with my little ones.

  7. LOVE these! They are so festive looking and so delicious looking too!!!!

  8. Yumm…I’m thinking this is where the egg went you borrowed? So, where is my whoopie pie?

  9. Wow, do these look cute! I think we will have to make them:)

  10. Ooooh I LOVE red velvet cake! And these whoopie pies look super yummy! Definitely making these! :0)

  11. Dear. Lord. Help me.

    I hate that I found this. And my thighs hate it even more.

    The Lazy Mom

    P.S. just a thought… couldn’t you make the pies by cooking them in a muffin top pan. You know, the pan that just makes muffin tops? Am I making sense?

  12. love these…almost did them at Christmas, but I think they’ll be great for Valentine’s day…thanks for sharing! Hope to meet ya at Blissdom! -shaunna 🙂

  13. These are adorable! They look absoluteley delicious!

  14. The red color of your cake is just stunning and I love how you’ve jazzed these up and made them look so fashionable for Valentine’s Day. Red velvet cake is most definitely a favorite in our family. I have a new linky on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  15. Hi, I’m new to your blog, I saw this post on Sweets for a Saturday and had to stop by and comment on your whoopie pies. I grew up getting these little goodies as a real treat from the Amish Markets in Pennsylvania, yours looks just as good as theirs (maybe better because with your recipe I can make them at home now!) These are adorable, and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Love them!

  16. I’ve been trying to decide what to make for Valentine’s Day this year, as I’ve done red velvet cupcakes for the past two years. Doing a whoopie pie version sounds like lots of fun!

  17. These looks so good! I wish I was eating one of them right now!

  18. These are beautiful. So festive and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

    I’m having the very first giveaway on my blog. Please stop by to submit an entry. Good luck.

  19. Oooh, I am having a Valentine’s party this year, these just might be making an appearance.

  20. Not only are these perfect for valentine’s day, but I am planning a retreat with the theme “Crazy LOVE” in march and they will be perfect for that too!!!!
    THANKS for the idea!

  21. I featured you on Love Get Crafty today!


  22. does it have to be duncan hines cake mix??

  23. Anonymous says:

    what does Tbl stand for? (5 Tbl of flour for frosting)

    • I’m sorry, I should have written it out in full. “Tbl” is short for tablespoon, sometimes you might see just a “T” which is also another way to say tablespoon. 🙂

  24. LOVE THESE! Im planning pre-school Valentine’s Party and would love to sugar them up before I send them home. 🙂 Kidding, parents!

    In the frosting/ that plain sugar or powdered?

    • Hi Shannon, it’s granulated sugar, and it’s what the original recipe called for. I’ve never tried it with powdered. Maybe I will, though I think it’ll require more if I do. Sugar those kiddos up!

  25. LOVE THESE! Im planning pre-school Valentine’s Party and would love to sugar them up before I send them home. 🙂 Kidding, parents!

    In the frosting/ that plain sugar or powdered?

  26. Thanks for the FUN recipe! I made these for a crop and posted on my blog with a link to you.


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