Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

My amazing friend Melissa is a bit of a master baker and has lately been teaching me some different recipes (you might remember this post on how to make macarons). Recently we made Red Velvet Whoopie pies and documented the process to share with you all as well.
Ingredients:
Whoopie pies: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp. cocoa powder, ½ tsp. baking powder, ¼ tsp. salt, 8 tbsp. butter, at room temperature, 1 cup light brown sugar, packed, 1 large egg, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, ½ cup buttermilk, at room temperature, 1 oz. red food coloring
Icing: 8 oz. cream cheese, 5 tbsp. butter, at room temperature, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 2½ cups icing sugar, sifted
Preheat oven to 180˚ C
Whisk together the dry ingredients in one bowl and in a seperate bowl cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. 
Beat in a the egg and the vanilla essence
Mix in around a third of the dry ingredients with the butter mixture, followed by half the buttermilk, then repeat until all the dry ingredients are mixed through.
Blend in the food colouring
Place mixture into a piping bag then squeeze onto a lined baking tray, then place into oven for around 7-9 minutes until the tops are set. 

After removing from the oven make sure you allow them to cool for 10ish minutes before moving them onto the cooling rack. We made a cream cheese icing with cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract for the fillings and then matched up similar sized circles and squeezed them together. 

Mission complete!

Hope you guys like! And if any of you give this a go let me know how it turns out :) I'm enjoying sharing my "learning to bake" journey with you guys. Next week we're thinking of taking some inspiration from Bakerella and giving Cake Pops a go! 

32 comments:

  1. yum yum! great photos, too!


    xx
    alexandra

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  2. YUMMY! What a nice friend to have. Love macaroons too :)

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  3. WOOOOOOOOW want some!!!! :P

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  4. I need to have a go at making these !

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  5. Those look absolutely delicious! I might try to make them myself :)

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  6. I'm definitely trying this recipe! Anything red velvet instantly goes onto my "to bake" list. Thanks for sharing! :D

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  7. Oh yay this is such an exciting post!! Gosh, never thought baking could bring so much happiness :)

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  8. Wow! They look a-mazing! Yum ...

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  9. that looks scrumpdiddlyumcious! Love to try it. Thanks for the recipe =)

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  10. If i finish my assignment, i am going to try and make these tomorrow! Yummmy!

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  11. Yuuumy ! looks delicious ! Maybe I make them too ;))

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  12. I love it! I am in favour of baking and cooking, so I have to try cooking this one <3 It's 9:30 in the morining and after your post I am starving!

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  13. These look delicious! Now that I have weekends I might have to try these...

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  14. mmmmmmmmmm - I'm going to have to give these a try - they look delicious

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  15. Thanks so much for putting this up, I love baking and have been looking for something else to try other than cupcakes!! I will let you know when I try them!
    Jess
    http://pinkindielondon.blogspot.com/

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  16. These look amazing! Want them right now :p

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  17. well arent these just lovely, great job on the baking lessons~
    xo
    little miss

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  18. oh my goodness, this was not the post to read as I am totally hungry and now I'm drooling. Yum!

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  19. Ah, these look freakin' delicious! I think I will have to try them! And I can't wait to see how you go with the Cake Pops - I love Bakerella!

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  20. I love these photos. Would love to go and make these right this second, yum yum.

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  21. these look delish!
    ♥♥
    i'm going to try to make them!

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  22. Thank you so much for this! I made these last night and they turned out amazing! I didn't have the full amount of icing sugar (1 cup) and it was already very sweet!

    I recommended to soften the butter a bit as it takes a while to beat the butter and brown sugar.

    Yummy-ness

    xx

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  23. I've been craving whoopie pies for weeks now! I think I may need to make some soon. ;) They're so delicious!

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  24. Golly, do these look yummy! Happy birthday, darling!

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  25. Oh my god they look AMAZING!

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  26. Oh wow - I've never heard of these cakes before but they look amazing! Yum. They look a little bit like macaroons x

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  27. Thanks so much for the recipe, I made some for a friend's hen party last week (http://helen-limbrick.blogspot.com/2011/08/food-wednesday_17.html) and they looked awesome! I didn't get to try one but apparently they were yummy :)

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  28. Oh boy, what a feat! They look equally delicious and photogenic.

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