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Spent the weekend in Lancaster with my parents. The highlight? See above. The red velvet whoopie pie is right up there with eclairs from Miss Manon. A sweet obsession for sure. Here is the recipe: Cakes 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 stick butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg Filling 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 ¼ cups confectioner sugar 2 cups marshmallow cream (fluff) 1 tsp vanilla Make cakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until combined. Blend buttermilk and vanilla in a separate small bowl. Set both aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar on highest mixer setting for about 3 minutes. Add egg and food coloring and mix until well combined. Reduce speed to low, and alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk/vanilla blend in batches, and mix until smooth. Spoon 1/4-cup mounds of batter and place about 2 inches apart on a buttered baking sheet. Bake until tops are puffy, and spring back when touched, about 11 to 13 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Make filling: In a medium-sized bowl, beat together butter, confectioners sugar, marshmallow, and vanilla at medium speed until smooth. Assemble pies: Spread a rounded tablespoon of filling on the flat side of one cake. Top with another. Makes about 8 cakes.

33 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Victoria

oh my goodness!! red velevet anything is my weakness! We are even having a red velevet wedding cake!!! A little treat like these would certainly make my day! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

YES!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

are those red velvet whoopie pies?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by French Press Knits

Yes, please!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anne

Pregnant and thinking I should hop on a plane to Lancaster to have some of those!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Alicia

Those look amazing!!! Yum!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

those might almost be better than chocolate for vday. yum, yum, yum.
actually i take that back, they are definitely better. valentine's day + whoopie pies sounds perfect together (i'm so juvenile). so is the filling cream cheesy? i need to stop myself, i'm going to end up in the kitchen today attempting to make them.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jackie D.

So funny – I made regular whoopie pies for Valentines day for my parents. My Dad loves them. I think the red ones would have been much better though :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Helen

hmmmmm yum yum yum. i made some red velvet whoopie pies for valentines day but they didn't look as perfect as these!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sarah Jackson

What the hell, man?! Did you make those?! You know this was the source of much delicious cookie controversy during my family's christmas cookie competition. Are whoopie pies-no matter how delicious and red velvet'y-cookies?

I don't know, Nichole. I just don't know.

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