Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Strawberry Whoopie Pies

When deciding on the main dessert for last week's Gender Reveal Party, I wanted something to represent both pink and blue since I would not know the gender of Baby #3 until right before the party started.  I could have just made cupcakes and topped half with pink and half with blue icing, but I have been loving the Whoopie Pies lately!  So I decided to make Strawberry Whoopie pies to represent the PINK and fill them with my recipe for buttercream icing simply colored blue!

Strawberry Whoopie Pies make the list for Cake Mix Recipe #42!!!  Now you can always fill them with plain white buttercream icing if you are not having a gender reveal party!  However, the pink and blue color scheme would also make these the perfect dessert to serve at a shower when the expectant mother does not know what she is having!

Your Shopping List for the Strawberry Whoopie Pies:
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup veggie oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • buttercream or vanilla icing

Now Let's Make the Strawberry Whoopie Pies:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the cake mix, veggie oil, water, and eggs.
  3. Beat on low speed 30 seconds and scrape down the sides.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Drop batter by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheet, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
  5. Take the back of a spoon or a knife to spread batter into flat circles.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes (cookies should be soft but cooked through and just starting to get color on the bottom).
  7. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  8. Once cookies are completely cool, turn half of the pies upside down and frost the bottom.  For this I used my homemade buttercream icing but if you are short on time you could just use store bought icing to make it easier.  
  9. Place the other half of the pies right side up on top of the frosting.
  10. If desired, use a piping bag to pipe extra icing around the center edge.
  11. Store at room temperature for up to 24 hours, after that wrap each whoopie pie individually with saran wrap and store in the fridge.

A few tools for making perfect Whoopie Pies a piece of cake:

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