Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sweetheart Whoopie Pies

I have an extra special reason to love Valentine's Day.  It's the day I married my hubby! Royce and I were married on Valentine's Day in 1990 and will be celebrating 23 years together this February.  Boy has the time flown by!

I have always loved Valentine's Day because of all the cute decorations, baked goods, and of course everything is always in my signature colors ~ RED and PINK!

Last week I found this totally cute Whoopie Pie pan at Target and just HAD to have it. You know what I mean, right?  Impulse buying is my major downfall!!!! (don't judge!) LOL.  But then you guys benefit with my baking cuteness so that makes it okay; you can thank me later :)

Whatever you do for Valentine's Day, have fun and make it special for those you love. You don't have to purchase pre-made treats to brighten someone's day.

I had fun making these with Jess and she even made some mini cupcakes with the extra batter.

Here's a secret for you ~ this was my first time baking anything Red Velvet (gasp!)

Here's what you need:

1 box Red Velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
plus the fixings to make the cake

1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting
Sprinkles, jimmies, and/or mini M & M's (whatever you want to use to decorate)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a Whoopie Pie pan with cooking spray and set aside.  Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl, mix the cake mix as directed on the box.

Fill each heart almost full with cake batter and bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove the cooked little cakes from the pan and place on a paper towel to cool. Sorry, I thought I took pictures but I only took this one and the finished cakes :(

Repeat until all the little cakes are baked or you have as many as you like (don't forget it takes two for a Whoopie Pie) and use the rest for mini cupcakes.

Make the frosting and scoop into a large zip-lock bag.  Cut one corner off for easy frosting or use a piping bag with the tip of your choice.  

Place a large dollop of frosting on each little heart and press (lightly) together so that the filling is showing all the way around.

Roll in either sprinkles, jimmies, or mini M &M's to decorate.
You can even crumble up a mini cupcake to sprinkle on top (as shown on the mini cupcakes).

Serves - I got 12 Whoopie Pie's and at least 16 mini cupcakes (probably more)

Here's the handy printable - Sweetheart Whoopie Pies


  1. So pretty Michelle! I love finding those fun pans. :)

  2. Super beautiful whoopie pies - I looooooooooooove they way they look, especially with the sprinkles
    Happy Anniversary to you and you husband


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