Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting

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These 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 cute dessert recipe is my new favorite way to serve a cupcake.

A Cute and Simple Cupcake Recipe

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?

The Best Whoopie Pie Cupcake Recipe

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.

A Homemade Red Velvet Frosting

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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How to Make Whoopie Pie Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting:

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

 

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Red Velvet Frosting

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: frosts 12-15 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

These 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 cute dessert recipe is my new favorite way to serve a cupcake.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dry Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth

Keywords:: whoopie pie cupcake recipe, red velvet frosting recipe, red velvet buttercream frosting recipe, whoopie pie dessert recipe, how to make whoopie pie cupcakes, homemade whoopie pie cupcakes, homemade red velvet frosting

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Sahil

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

michael
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

Genius! Love this cute idea!

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey

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

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

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!!!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

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

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

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!!!

Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

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!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

NOW THIS IS A FROSTING!

Paula – bell’alimento

Cupcake love! These look amazingly yummy!

Tracy | Pale Yellow

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

Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

These are so cute Shelly!

Coco in the Kitchen

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

bridget {bake at 350}

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

Cookbook Queen

So SO adorable. I need a dozen!!

Maria

These are SO fun!

Jenny Flake

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

Joanne

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

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

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.

Belinda@themoonblushbaker

SO cute! The dome top is definitely one of the newest trends in cupcakes. The swirl is so last year; but these are dark and gorgeous.

Tieghan Gerard

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!

DessertForTwo

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

Averie @ Averie Cooks

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

sarah Toasty

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!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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