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