Kids love whoopie pies- they love them even more when they are made with red velvet cake. Be a kid again: try these easy red velvet cake recipe whoopie pies and go back to your childhood! They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, 4th of July- or really any holiday. This is one of the easiest and best red velvet cake recipes out there. When you can’t make a red velvet cake from scratch, you”ll be reaching for this recipe to for whoopie pie goodness.
While I didn’t have a southern grandma, I had friends who did!
One of my favorite memories was heading into the kitchen when my neighbor’s grandma was in town. You could always count on her pulling out her red velvet cake recipe and baking up some red and white magic (because of course that icing was sent straight from heaven!).
We counted down the endless minutes as she took her time measuring and mixing and creating just for us.
Looking back, I think she took longer than she needed to on her creation, just because this was her time for some one on one with her granddaughter. Well- and the nosey next door neighbor kid, of course! (I was delightful – I swear!).
A red velvet cake is not always something I can whip up for my family, but these easy red velvet whoopie pies I can do!
This is the best red velvet cake recipe (not from scratch) and easiest whoopie pie creation that I have found; it’s so simple I know you’ll love it.
The Best Red Velvet Cake Recipe Not Made By Your Southern Grandma
1 box of Red Velvet cake mix
1/2 Cup of Flour
Tub of Cream Cheese Icing
Three ingredients: the best red velvet cake recipe is also the easiest one when you are short on time.
(Keeping it real for the busy parents out there!)
Mix the Red Velvet Cake Mix according to the box.
Add 1 cup of flour to make the mixture a bit thicker.
This is an important step that makes your whoopie pies fluffier and lighter!
So don’t skip it.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cool. No, really, let them cool off!
You’ll end up with runny icing if you try to force a whoopie pie before it’s time.
Ask me how I know… ahem.
Spread your desired amount of cream cheese icing on one side of the whoopie pie and then top with another whoopie pie.
This is where you want to make it your own.
I am always tempted to load up on the icing, but then I have regrets as it falls all over me as I eat it.
So be smart: icing is great, but there is actually “too much” in this case.
The best red velvet cake recipe won’t save your whoopie pie if it’s overstuffed with icing!
Best red velvet cake recipe (not from scratch?) CHECK!
And yes, it’s the best because it’s easy. This is how we roll around here!
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)