Thursday, February 3, 2011

i {heart} red velvet!

i needed a little break today and i always need sugar (it's a constant problem,) so i made my first batch of red velvet whoopie pies. and since it's the season i made them heart shaped! thanks to better homes & gardens for the yummy recipe and here it is if you want to try...

-2 cups flour
-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup softened butter
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 cup buttermilk
-2 tablespoons red food coloring

-preheat oven to 375 degrees. line baking sheets with parchment (if making heart whoopie pies, draw or trace hearts on one sheet of parchment and place underneath another to use as a template).
-in a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, soda & salt, set aside.
-beat butter on medium to high for 30 seconds. beat in sugar until light & fluffy. beat in egg & vanilla.
-alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating after each addition until just combined. then stir in food coloring.
-spoon batter in 1 or 2 inch diameter rounds, about 1/2 inch high on prepared baking sheets. (or if making hearts, place batter in a pastry bag and trace heart template on parchment.)
-bake 7 to 9 minutes for 1 inch pies, or 9 to 11 minutes for 2 inch or heart pies. let cool and then complete with filling.
-for filling beat 1/4 cup softened butter and half of an 8 ounce package of cream cheese until smooth. then fold in a 7 ounce jar of marshmallow creme.
-refrigerate in airtight container for up to 4 days.

xo, carly


Tamara said...

mmmmmm. it looks SO YUMMY!!!

Lisa said...

That's so pretty. I love the vibrant red color. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your whoopie pies up.

Tammy T said...

Hello....yummy! Did they taste as amazing as they look?

tammy t