Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting

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These fun Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting are a fun spin on the average cupcake.  The Red Velvet Frosting is a rich buttercream, flavored with Red Velvet Cake Mix! This is my new favorite way to serve a cupcake.

So the idea for these cupcakes was more about function than aesthetics.

It just so happens that they ended up being quite adorable!

 

It’s like they are the yoga pants of cupcakes.  Comfortable, practical and (if you choose the right pair) all around delightful.

You see there are people like my husband and his friends who don’t like to bite down on a load of frosting.

What in the word?

 

So they developed this way of eating the cupcake…ripping off the bottom, sticking it on the top and biting in…essentially making a sandwich.

So I thought I might do the heavy lifting for them.

 

And ta-da.. the Whoopie Pie Cupcake was born.

Patent Pending.

 

Honestly the whole point of these cupcakes was the frosting.

We need to discuss this frosting, y’all.

 

It’s Red Velvet Frosting made by mixing the cake mix right in.

So basically what I’m saying is this whole recipe is a two-fer of brilliance.

Yes, I just called myself brilliant.

A new and improved way to frost a cupcake, plus super yummy Red Velvet Frosting.

You’re welcome.

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First go ahead and make your cupcakes.  I made my favorite Devil’s Food Cupcakes.

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And then the frosting went together really fast.  I grabbed this box of Red Velvet Cake mix…Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting | www.cookiesandcups.com

And added 1 cup of the dry mix into the frosting…Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting | www.cookiesandcups.com

Beat that together with some butter, powdered sugar and milk…Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting | www.cookiesandcups.com

I used a large Wilton 6B Tip on a piping bag…

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And here’s the whoopie pie trick.

Just take a knife and cut off the dome of your cupcake…Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting | www.cookiesandcups.com

And set the tops aside for a quick minute.

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Frost the cupcakes as you would…

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And then just press the top back on gently…

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You could easily make it all about the frosting too… Nothing wrong with that!Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting | www.cookiesandcups.com

Enjoy!

 

Again, the Devil’s Food Cupcake recipe I used is here in my Blackout Cupcake Recipe

 

Red Velvet Frosting
 
makes enough to frost 12-15 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dry Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth

 

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sarah Toasty
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January 19, 2014 7:20 pm

i have never understood the cupcake sandwich, and i’m a georgetown cupcake since-it-opened girl! i do the rip off the bottom, eat it, and then eat the top half so it really is all about the frosting. Cupcakes are supposed to be a little messy!

This is a good idea for those weird sandwich smashers lol love the frosting!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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January 19, 2014 7:22 pm

Such a fun idea! And I know it’s random but your manicure is like…perfect! I never polish my nails because it lasts like a day, or less. I don’t know how you bake as much as you do and have perfect nails! And they match the cupcakes…important :) pinned

DessertForTwo
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January 19, 2014 9:26 pm

This IS brilliant! You can call yourself brilliant all you want! I love these! So cute :)

Tieghan Gerard
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January 19, 2014 11:24 pm

So fun!! I love that gorgeous red color of the frosting. I bet these are delicious. Oh and we are all about the frosting over here!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
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January 20, 2014 7:43 am

Oh my gosh! SO CUTE! Almost too cute to eat…but only almost 😉
I am not sure that this frosting would make it to the cupcakes though….more like, it would make it to my belly.

Joanne
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January 20, 2014 8:14 am

Um, so coincidentally I’ve been dreaming about red velvet frosting for the past week! can’t imagine more perfect timing for this!

Jenny Flake
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January 20, 2014 8:44 am

Loooove these fun and festive cupcakes! Wonder if I can get my boys to make me some today :) Happy Monday!!

Maria
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January 20, 2014 9:13 am

These are SO fun!

Cookbook Queen
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January 20, 2014 9:14 am

So SO adorable. I need a dozen!!

bridget {bake at 350}
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January 20, 2014 3:16 pm

So smart!!! I have a friend who sandwiches her frosting. I think I need to introduce her to these…so much classier. 😉

Coco in the Kitchen
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January 20, 2014 3:58 pm

Shelly, if I had these when I was single on Valentine’s,
I sure wouldn’t be single for long!

Sommer @ASpicyPerspective
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January 20, 2014 7:32 pm

These are so cute Shelly!

Tracy | Pale Yellow
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January 20, 2014 8:14 pm

I love this look!! It’s a fantastic & unique way to dress up a cupcake!!

Paula – bell’alimento
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January 20, 2014 11:32 pm

Cupcake love! These look amazingly yummy!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
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January 21, 2014 12:32 am

NOW THIS IS A FROSTING!

Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
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January 21, 2014 10:55 am

These beings that dont like to bite down on frosting – they must be from another planet! :)
These are a very clever idea though and super cute!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
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January 21, 2014 12:09 pm

Double the cake. In the frosting. Brilliant.
And I love eating cupcakes like that! Split in half, filled with frosting, so they’re less messy! Yum!!!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
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January 21, 2014 1:36 pm

I think these are officially the cutest cupcakes EVER and that frosting looks insanely good! Love it!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
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January 21, 2014 3:51 pm

It must be a guy thing because my husband rips the bottoms of cupcakes and sandwiches them too! You are brilliant for doing the same thing but in such a prettier way! I love the extra little top of frosting and the heart sprinkle. These really are adorable!!!

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey
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January 22, 2014 11:53 am

These are so unbelievably cute! This is such a great idea!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
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January 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Genius! Love this cute idea!

michael
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February 11, 2014 8:28 pm
Sahil
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March 20, 2014 11:17 pm

Yum! Your cupcakes look amazing! Gonna try this over the weekend.

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