And just like that, Valentine’s Day is a week away! With all of the wedding events happening, the Super Bowl was the last thing on my mind on Sunday, so I decided to bring heart shaped whoopie pies to the party we attended to try to fit in a little Valentine’s day celebrating before it passed me by.
Valentine’s day was always sort of a family holiday for me, where my mom would make us valentines and give us one of those huge Hershey kisses. The idea of one romantic day seems kind of cheesy. Why can’t you go on a nice date and get flowers any other time? Kyle and I always make dinner or do something casual together, but we like to avoid the craziness of how insane everything can be in the city.
Instead, I find that I really like to share the holiday with friends and family more than just one person, and so making 84 tiny whoopie pies just seemed more fitting. Though these look really special, and honestly taste amazing (I find that this ratio of cake to frosting is just perfect!), they really aren’t that hard to make! I cheated and used a box cake mix for this, just adjusting the amounts of liquids to allow the cakes to keep their shape better on the pan. Homemade frosting is a must, so I made a classic cream cheese icing as a filling.
Try out these little cakes this year and give them to ALL of your valentines! One boxed cake goes a longggg way.
Mini Heart Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Water
Cream Cheese Frosting Filling:
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup Cream Cheese, softened
4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
3-4 Tbs. Milk
1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Mix together the cake mix with the oil, water, and eggs until fully combined.
2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil. Pour the batter into a gallon sized Ziploc bag, cut the corner off, and squeeze V shapes as shown in the photo above on to the baking sheet 1-2″ apart from one another. Bake for about 6-7 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
3. Once your cakes have cooled, whip up your frosting by beating the softened butter and cream cheese until smooth, and then add in the powdered sugar and milk. Scoop your frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip, and then pipe frosting onto the flat side of one half of the cakes. Create a sandwich by topping them all with another cake half.
Recipe by Bunny Baubles Blog