Butter, with a side of Bread // Easy family recipes and reviews.: RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES WITH CHERRY FILLING

Friday, February 8, 2013

RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES WITH CHERRY FILLING

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

I love red velvet cake (especially around Valentine's Day!) and so the other day I decided to whip up a batch of whoopie pies.  I have tried multiple filling recipes, some with cream cheese, some with shortening, but never was too thrilled with any of them.  A while back, I finally found one that I loved!  I haven't made it in a while and when I got the recipe out, I realized that it is almost identical to Jessica's Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting recipe!  I guess great minds think alike!  I was just going to color the frosting pink (for my little girls!), but noticed a jar of maraschino cherries in the fridge and decided to use the juice to color AND flavor the frosting at the same time!  I absolutely love anything cherry flavored, especially when paired with chocolate...so I thought these were delicious!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

COOKIES:
1 box Red Velvet cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

FILLING:
2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1 (7-ounce) jar of marshmallow creme
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3-4 TBSP maraschino cherry juice (you can definitely add more!)

Add oil and eggs to the cake mix and blend together.

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Roll the dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.  I used a standard sized cookie scoop to make the balls the same size and then just rolled them to make them a little more round.

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Bake cookies at 350 for 8 minutes and let them cool completely before making the filling.  Blend the powdered sugar and butter together until well mixed.

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Next, mix in the marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth.

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

If you want your filling to be cherry flavored, add 3-4 TBSP of maraschino cherry juice.  I may have added a little more than that just to make it a little more pink and it was wonderful!  It just depends on how strong of a cherry flavor you prefer!

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Next, I used a cookie scoop to portion out the filling onto half of the cookies, and then I placed the remaining cookies on top to make little sandwiches.  Enjoy!

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Butter With A Side of Bread: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling


3 comments:

  1. Yum. So pretty too. I love the idea of the cherry filling.
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  2. Mmmm...these look fantastic! They'd make a perfect contribution to this month's Shine Supper Club. We're collecting Valentine's Day-ready recipes.

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