Red Velvet Whoopie Pies Recipe

Whoopie pies, a delightful cross between a cookie and a cake, have been charming dessert lovers for years. But when it comes to truly special occasions, the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie stands out with its vibrant color and decadent cream cheese filling. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, Valentine’s Day, or just indulging in a luxurious treat, these whoopie pies are sure to impress.


For the Red Velvet Batter:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red liquid or gel food coloring
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream


Prepare the Cakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract, and red food coloring until smooth.
  4. Alternately add the buttermilk and dry ingredients, starting and ending with the buttermilk.
  5. Scoop the batter onto the prepared pans, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cakes spring back when touched.

Prepare the Filling:

  1. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and heavy cream until the frosting reaches the desired consistency.

Assemble the Whoopie Pies:

  1. Spread or pipe the filling on the flat side of one cake, then top with another cake to form a sandwich.
  2. Press gently to spread the filling evenly.


  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. These can also be frozen for up to three months.

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy these decadent Red Velvet Whoopie Pies chilled or at room temperature. They make a wonderful addition to any dessert table and are perfect for sharing with loved ones. Their eye-catching appearance and exquisite taste are guaranteed to make any occasion feel more festive and special.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is straightforward and rewarding. So, don your apron and get ready to whip up some sweet smiles with these irresistible Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. Enjoy the baking and even more, the tasting!

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