Valentines Day is a time for some serious chocolate indulgence around here. I’ve got a few recipes in the works this year but this one I have been holding onto since around Halloween! I had originally thought of doing a Halloween whoopie pie but I decided that Valentines Day was the perfect day for such a perfect chocolatey treat.
There is just something about the rich creamy center of a whoopie pie between two super moist sides of cake. It is such an indulgent treat that you just have to have it on a day like Valentines Day.
The filling used in this version is the same as I used in an oatmeal cream pie I made back in the fall. However, a little (ok, actually pretty big) spot of pink is added for extra Valentine’s flair.
The cake recipe I used is fairly similar to my chocolate cupcake recipe. This cake is so moist and holds up well enough to be used to sandwich our whoopies.
Chocolate Whoopie Pie Recipe
Using Icing Coloring
I am such a fan of using icing coloring in place of the liquid ones. I find that it gives you a more even color and allows you to really determine the shade that you are going for. That said, it is important to start small and build the color from there. A little goes a long way.
It is important to be careful to not get it on your hands or clothing as well. Nerdlet 2 and I both turned our hands pink with this recipe, but he ate two of them when we were done so I think they turned out ok.
Share Your Favorite Valentines Treats
Do you prefer chocolates, baked treats, or something unique for Valentines Day? I love buying treats for my kids but always make sure to make myself a little something extra too. Share your favorite recipes in the comments! We love to be inspired by your recipes.
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