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Whoopie Pies Red Velvet

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Serves 15 | Prep Time 1 hour | Cook Time 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

These are classic red velvet whoopie pies, made for a bake sale in aid of Comic Relief - AKA Red Nose Day, in the UK.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 egg
200 grams plain flour
200 grams light brown sugar
115 grams unsalted butter, softened
125 ml buttermilk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
145 grams cream cheese
300 ml double cream
115 grams granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small bottle red food colouring


Preheat your oven to 180oC. Line a couple of cookie sheets with greaseproof paper. Sift the flour into a bowl and whisk through the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until slightly thickened in consistency. Add a third of the flour mix and stir until just combined. Add one half of the buttermilk, blend, one more third of flour mix, last half of buttermilk, and finish with the last third of flour. Lastly add the food colouring. Eyeball it until you get a deep red colour, you want these to pop! Scoop tablespoon amounts onto the baking sheet, spacing them out slightly as they do spread a little. I got 12 per sheet. Pop them into the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove allowing them to cool completely, removing them from the paper after 5 minutes. In a mixer, beat the cream cheese until soft, add the sugar and beat until combined. Then add the cream and vanilla and beat until the filling is very thick. Pop this mix into a piping bag and pipe on to the pies, sandwiching them together. And your pies are ready!

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