Decadent red velvet whoopie pies piped full of a delicious cream cheese frosting. Gorgeous deep red cookies that are the perfect treat for a party or gathering.
Whoopie pies are such a fun treat, but this red velvet version will have family and friends begging for the recipe! If you’ve ever had a red velvet cake, you know that it is ironically paired with fluffy cream cheese frosting. Part of what makes these red velvet whoopie pies so unique is that they take the form of a whoopie pie, but they taste so similar to a delicious red velvet cake.
You can drizzle any extra frosting over the top of the whoopie pies and sprinkle with finely chopped pecans to take this fun dessert to a whole new level.
When mixing together the cream cheese and butter for the frosting, it’s important to beat it until it’s nice and fluffy. This gives the center of these gorgeous pies that airy, fluffy mouth feel that everyone knows and loves.
These red velvet whoopie pies would be the perfect treat for any birthday party or get-together. Kids and adults alike will love them. It’s hard not to!
To save time, you could start beating together the frosting while the cookies are baking. Then, once the cookies are baked and have had time to cool, you can just spread the filling onto the cookies.
In total, these red velvet whoopie pies only take about thirty minutes to prepare and ten minutes to bake! For how beautiful and decadent they are, that’s no time at all.
To save time, you could use a boxed red velvet cake mix. Follow the instructions on the box and drop onto the baking sheet as instructed in the recipe below.
Another time-saving hack would be to substitute in packaged cream cheese frosting. Make sure you still beat it in a mixer to make sure it’s light and fluffy.
These red velvet whoopie pies are such a crowd pleaser and such an easy dessert to make.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tbls red food coloring
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tbls baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbls vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the sour cream, the cooled melted chocolate chips, and the the eggs one at a time. Add in the food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Slowly incorporate the dry mixture with the wet ingredients 1/2 cup at a time until it is all mixed together.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of the batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool completely before attempting to move them from the baking sheet.
- While the cookies are cooling, start whisking together the softened cream cheese, softened butter until fluffy. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar and lastly the vanilla.
- Spread or pipe the filling onto half of the cookies, and cover with the remaining cookies to make a little sandwich. Drizzle any remaining filling you have over the tops of the whoopie pies (microwave to make it easier to drizzle if necessary).
Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.