Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and I am so honored to be a guest contributor here at Hip Mama’s Place. Thank you for having me!
Today, I am featuring a southern favorite- whoopie pies! But these have a chocolate Valentine twist to them. I made them last year for my daughter’s girls group and they were a hit!
These chocolate Valentine whoopie pies are so easy and quick to make. My whole family enjoys these delicious pies every time I make them and I’m sure you and your family will love these too!
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour ( I used a gluten-free blend and they turned out wonderful)
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4-5 tablespoons milk
- For the filling:
- 8 tablespoons milk
- 1 stick salted butter
- 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 425. Use a stick of butter to grease the edges of a heart shaped pan. I got this great pan featured below at a local craft store. It is perfect for whoopie pies, cookies and more.
- Mix the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in an electric mixing bowl. In separate bowl add dry ingredients together. Carefully blend the dry into the wet ingredients in the mixing bowl. Lastly, add the milk.
- Consistency will be fudge like or brownie like. Take 1 teaspoon or tablespoon size balls and blend it into the heart shaped pans. Or for round whoopie pies, put the balls onto a cookie sheet.
- Bake the whoopie pies for 4-5 minutes. (They bake really fast!) Then let cool.
- Blend the frosting ingredients together, adding milk until you get the right consistency.
- When the whoopie pies are cooled, place frosting in the center and sandwich them together.
- Decorate the frosting edges and tops with valentine sprinkles of your choice.
I like a lot of frosting on my whoopie pies, so I’ve increased the amount of frosting I needed. There may be some left over. Yum!
Let me know if you’re going to make these treats! They’re a great accompaniment to any Valentine’s gathering.
*This post was contributed by Sarah Hauer, founder and writer of On The Way Home, a blog of all things of home and heaven. It features recipes, DIY, travel and more. When she’s not creating for On The Way Home she’s spending time with her family or gardening.