Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

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For Valentine’s Day this year I’ve prepared something a little more nostalgic for dessert using this recipe. Whoopie pies are a traditional old school treat that many of us remember from our childhood lunch boxes. It’s really the best parts of a cupcake, the tops and the frosting of course, all sandwiched into one delicious palm sized dessert. In light of it being Valentine’s Day, I made mine Red Velvet. It also happens to be what we served at our wedding which makes it even more appropriate in this Hallmark celebration of love.

Whoopie Making Tips:

1. I recommend getting the whoopie pie pan so that you have a nice puffy cake round. I tried to pipe it on a baking sheet the first time around and ended up with a deflated rather sloppy looking disc. It’s worth it, trust me.

2. Don’t overfill the baking pans. For a standard sized whoopie pie, use a cookie scoop for precise measurements and fill up each cavity no more than 2/3 of the way.

3. Dip the back of a spoon in some water and use it to smooth out the tops of your batter so that you get a smooth pie once it’s baked.

4. The cakes are thin and will bake in less than 10 minutes so keep your eyes on them.

5. Don’t overfill your pie. You will end up with a gooey overflowing mess if you do.

6. Fill one pie first and let it sit for a few minutes. This will allow you to determine if the filling is too runny. If it is, it will start to drip over and you will need to add more confectioner’s sugar.

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