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Share the Love with our Hot Pink Valentines Day Whoope Pies

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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.

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Chocolate Whoopie Pie Recipe

Share the Love with our Hot Pink Valentines Day Whoope Pies

Share the Love with our Hot Pink Valentines Day Whoope Pies

Ingredients

    For the Cake:
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 C organic flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C milk
  • For the Filling:
  • 1/4 C plus 2 T organic flour
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp rose icing coloring

Instructions

  1. In bowl of stand mixer combine sugars and softened butter. Mix until smooth consistency.
  2. Add egg and vanilla to mix and mix until just combined
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder into sugar mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Place mixing bowl in refrigerator for 45 minutes to help dough harden up slightly.
  5. Preheat oven to 370 degrees F and remove mixing bowl from fridge.
  6. Roll 1 1/2 inch balls from dough (this will get sticky but luckily if you have kids around they love this part!) Place far enough apart to allow for slight spreading. We managed to get 12 on a cookie sheet just fine.
  7. Bake 10 minutes (be sure to watch as oven times vary slightly). Remove from oven and let cool on rack for 5 minutes before moving to wire rack to finish cooling.
  8. While your cookies are cooling you can begin to make the filling. Place flour and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir continually until mixture thickens up. ( Generally around 5-7 minutes) Let this mix cool while you add the remaining ingredients to your stand mixer bowl.
  9. Using the whisk attachment slowly add the flour and milk mixture to the ingredients in mixer bowl. Combine until smooth consistency. Add gel coloring until desired color is reached.
  10. Using a piping bag make a large swirl of filling on the bottom of one cookie and squish another on top of it. Continue until all cookies are paired. We got about 2 dozen out of this batch.
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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.

valentines day whoopie pies

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.

Next time you are on Pinterest be sure to stop by and look over our cooking group board. If you are a recipe or food blogger be sure to join us as a collaborator! We would love to have your recipes on our board.

Happy Baking!

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Yummy chocolatey hot pink whoopie pies make the perfect treat for Valentines Day

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Ghastly is a paranormal historian living in Arkansas. She writes on mental health, chronic illness, crafting (or at least trying to), and her love of cupcakes when she isn't herding cats or homeschooling her special needs daughter.
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